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San Marco Zoncolan and Caymano

Old 12-05-08, 01:24 AM
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San Marco Zoncolan and Caymano

I'm looking for a longer saddle and came across the Selle SM Zoncolan and Caymano, both on sale. I know that most people ride either the Aspide or the SLR, but does anyone have any experience with these saddles? Do they induce numb-sack syndrome? Weight's not really an issue for me, so don't take that into account. Also, how's the San Marco Arrowhead cutout system?
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The Zoncolanis new I think but looks great I wanted to get anew saddle as well the $150 saddle thing is a bit to much for my pocket
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How did you come to picking between these two saddles?

They're rather different saddles. The nose of the Zoncolan is narrower and the width difference is 7mm. Zoncolan 125mm and Caymano 132mm.

What are you on now? What's working and whats not?

The arrowhead system works for added blood flow. If you have an issue going numb on a saddle check out a saddle with a larger cutout, as the arrowhead as a smaller sweet spot then say an SMP. So it'll work to prevent the occasional numbness but not chronic numbness.
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Thanks Rob

I'm currently riding a toupe 143, love it, but I have have to be fixed on the back to be comfortable. So I went looking for a saddle that was longer so I could slide back and forth more. These two happened to be on sale and had some measure to protect against crotch discomfort (unlike the Fiziks). The SMP, though, just seems rather ridiculous to me. But I might change my mind if a "problem" develops.
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Originally Posted by ggatsby View Post
Thanks Rob

I'm currently riding a toupe 143, love it, but I have have to be fixed on the back to be comfortable. So I went looking for a saddle that was longer so I could slide back and forth more. These two happened to be on sale and had some measure to protect against crotch discomfort (unlike the Fiziks). The SMP, though, just seems rather ridiculous to me. But I might change my mind if a "problem" develops.
You're sitting back because of numbness? To get better sit bone support? How did you get on the Toupe 143? Assometer? Something about this screams bad position.

Check out the Life-Size on the San Marco Zoncolan saddle - on our site at the bottom of the description. It might help illustrate to you the difference.

Going from 143mm to 125mm is a big. Unless you are on the wrong width, staying within 143mm, plus or minus a few mm is ideal.

If not SMP, I would check out the Selle Italia Signo Gel Flow - see it's Life-Size and compare for yourself before you buy something that wont fit.

This all said, your current saddle might work for you if you tweaked with its position. Just another thought.

I hope that helps,
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