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Old 03-12-08, 12:33 PM   #1
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So i bought this yesterday....

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5210

I realize it's not the exact same as the Fizik Airone which i wanted to try..

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5210

but its 100 bucks cheaper and so far it's the best saddle i have planted my butt on including a Selle SLR, specialized Toupe (143 and 138) and a Sella Trans Am.

i've only got about 35 miles on it but just wanted to say if your looking for a cheap what seems to be good saddle check it out if your not a weight weenie or too cool to sport a knock-off.

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Old 03-12-08, 02:06 PM   #2
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Hmmm interesting find. They do look similiar. My current saddle is a Selle SLK, which came out of the box with little break in period. It's okay, nothing great, though. If you get a chance, let us know how this new one is doing with a few more miles.

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i also have a selle slk and it is hard as a rock. i was actually thinking about getting the forte arione knockoff.

edit: now that i think of it... my buddy is selling an arione for $60. i might get on that.
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Gets me to thinking, what other Forte products are knock-offs of more expensive popular saddles?

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i think they have a selle slk knock off.
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i think they have a selle slk knock off.
which is supposed to be a great saddle. i have a version of it on my bike.
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I have the 143 toupe and the airone.

I got the airone first and it felt pretty nice. It's only later on longer rides that I feel some pressure/pain in the center region. At the end of a century, I have 3 pressure points.

Then I got the toupe. It's kind of painful for the first few minutes at first having all the weight on the 2 sit bones. At the end of a century, only the sit bone area hurts, which I think is better than my airone.
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interesting....we'll see how it goes.i am racing on it tonight....but oddly in races i feel nothing with the bike, it's only the lungs and legs, i never notice the stuff that drives me nuts on training rides???
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