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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.

    That is all.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dddave View Post
    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.
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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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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