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Old 02-08-16, 01:51 AM
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Authentic or counterfeit?

So after I bought my new tires,my next upgrade would be my saddle.

After researches,I decided to go for Arione CX since I hv a snake spine and 110mm sit bone width.

I saw this offer in bicyclebuysell.com,some local bike trading website.Someone sells an Arione CX for the price for only 64$.Manganese rail, 250 grams+.If not mistaken,the cheapest arione saddle would be atleast 100$.

In the page,the seller put some photo and it says "Made in Italy" "carbon reinforced or something".

The page is For sale: Fizik Arione CX Saddle / https://bicyclebuysell.com/item/28085...ntic-promotion

So I am asking if this saddle is an authentic or counterfeit as I still don't have any experiences in buying fizik saddles.

All answers are appreciated.Thanks!(sorry for my bad english)
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Old 02-08-16, 10:00 AM
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bump,anyone pls
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Old 02-08-16, 10:42 AM
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It looks real, but I'm no expert. Ask the seller how he gets them so cheap. Maybe you can start selling these saddles with a slight markup for handling and shipping, and make a killing on the CX saddle market!
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Old 02-08-16, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
It looks real, but I'm no expert. Ask the seller how he gets them so cheap. Maybe you can start selling these saddles with a slight markup for handling and shipping, and make a killing on the CX saddle market!
Thanks for ur answer.

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Old 02-08-16, 10:22 PM
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https://www.fizik.it/en/

That is a link to their website. You referenced doing research and have actually measured your sit bone width in mm (hehe)
Any reason you can't use your current saddle until you can actually afford to buy the real deal with confidence?
You don't need experience to safely purchase the saddle from their site

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Old 02-08-16, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
? Cycling Saddles - Fizik: bicycle saddles and performance shoes. Pro bicycle gear, carbon bike seats and mtb accessories

That is a link to their website. You referenced doing research and have actually measured your sit bone width in mm (hehe)
Any reason you can't use your current saddle until you can actually afford to buy the real deal with confidence?
You don't need experience to safely purchase the saddle from their site
My current saddle is not comfortable for me as it hurts my xxxx area and I believe my current saddle doesn't suits me as it was the current saddle when I bought the bike.
and I'm from Malaysia and I can guarantee the price especially the shipping fee is way more expensive than the local online website.

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Old 02-09-16, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ripemango View Post
My current saddle is not comfortable for me as it hurts my xxxx area and I believe my current saddle doesn't suits me as it was the current saddle when I bought the bike.
and I'm from Malaysia and I can guarantee the price especially the shipping fee is way more expensive than the local online website.
If your saddle has been hurting you since you bought the bike why did you first spend money to upgrade your wheels? Were they also hurting you or was it simply more important to have nicer wheels?
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
If your saddle has been hurting you since you bought the bike why did you first spend money to upgrade your wheels? Were they also hurting you or was it simply more important to have nicer wheels?
The wheels were probably priced, appropriately, thus not producing any buyer's angst.
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Old 02-09-16, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
If your saddle has been hurting you since you bought the bike why did you first spend money to upgrade your wheels? Were they also hurting you or was it simply more important to have nicer wheels?
I chose to CHANGE my tyre since they are really worn out and when I changed my tyre, I was still riding short distance.Since I wanna start riding long distance, I wanted to upgrade to a better saddle for me. Safety first
Do note when I said "tyres" and not "wheels",two different things and prices
Never thought asking if this saddle is an authentic or counterfeit would turn out to this topic lol.

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Old 02-09-16, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ripemango View Post
I chose to CHANGE my tyre since they are really worn out and when I changed my tyre, I was still riding short distance.Since I wanna start riding long distance, I wanted to upgrade to a better saddle for me. Safety first
Do note when I said "tyres" and not "wheels",two different things and prices
Never thought asking if this saddle is an authentic or counterfeit would turn out to this topic lol.
Got ya. My bad as I thought you had said wheels and I didn't double check
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Old 02-09-16, 08:56 AM
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Got ya. My bad as I thought you had said wheels and I didn't double check
Thanks for ur answer tho!
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Old 02-09-16, 09:42 AM
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Seems as if your guess is as good as any other. Let us know how it turns out.
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