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Fizik Antares vs Prologo Scratch

Old 06-26-09, 10:18 AM
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Fizik Antares vs Prologo Scratch

So, help me choose between these two hyper expensive pro saddles

I know asking for saddle advice is close to a complete waste of time, and I'll ultimately have to just bite the bullet and try one, but give me at least something to help decide which one
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Old 06-26-09, 10:45 AM
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Neither. Too much perineal numbness. If I had to choose one, the Scratch would get my vote as sucking less.

Have been using the Toupe, which is better for numbness but with increased sit-bone pain. I'm about to ride on a Regal. We'll see...
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try the prologo nago gel. its nicer than the scratch. or just get a toupe.
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They're both ass hatchets.
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Originally Posted by lachy94
I know asking for saddle advice is close to a complete waste of time
No, it is a complete waste of time.
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Old 06-26-09, 02:12 PM
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Go with whichever is offered in pink.
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you could try looking at the Prologo Touch Choice Solid Ti or non ti and then pick up a gel cover, which is very comfy for the bum area... If I sec. what Dscott said and find the prologo nago gel.
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Buy this...

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...608.236.0.html
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Originally Posted by umd
No, it is a complete waste of time.
I don't fully agree.

I know cypress had started a thread a long time ago about saddles that people had tried and liked/disliked.

There were some similarities. There is some credence to the idea that you wouldn't like the 5th saddle if I've tried 5 saddles and not liked all of them, and you've tried 4 of those 5 and are thinking of trying the 5th. Then again, it could be gods gift to your taint...

YMMV, I suppose...

That being said, you love the arione. Have you ever tried an SLR? If so, did you like it?

My guess would be probably not that much...
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Old 06-26-09, 05:41 PM
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OP, have you tried the SLR. Maybe you should give that a go.

Ebay it, and sell it back there if you don't like it.
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yeah, I've got an slr on my other bike, I'm looking at these saddles in a kind of "trying something new" way, like the slr does the job, but it's hardly perfection, it feels very hard after a few hours (I think the gell padding is too mobile) and despite the cut out being touted as the end of numbness I have had minor numbness with my slr, also with an slr without a cut out, but never with the ponza I'm replacing (horrible rubbing is another matter), a brooks team pro (most comfy saddle thusfar), or an old Apollo saddle from the 80s, all of which lacked cut out...
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If you don't get numbness on a saddle without a cutout, don't worry about it.

If you don't mind the weight, try a regal saddle.

If you want to try something with a little 'science' behind it, then go get measured for a specialized toupe saddle, or for the new bontrager saddles.

The bontrager saddles have a 90 day satisfaction guarantee, so if you don't like it, then take it back to your LBS. Might be worth a shot.
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I'm one of the handful of folks round here who seem to actually like the Antares. I was riding a Specialized avatar that became a hatchet to me. Switched to Arione, because I figured out I'd prefer a flat saddle, but it was just a bit too narrow for my sit bones, so Antares seems to have fit the bill. Ridden a century on it with no problems.
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Old 06-26-09, 11:21 PM
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anyone try the Zoncolan?
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Old 06-27-09, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Beaker
I'm one of the handful of folks round here who seem to actually like the Antares. I was riding a Specialized avatar that became a hatchet to me. Switched to Arione, because I figured out I'd prefer a flat saddle, but it was just a bit too narrow for my sit bones, so Antares seems to have fit the bill. Ridden a century on it with no problems.

would you say only a handful? Most reviews I read online seem fairly favourable, is this new fiizik really that unpopular?
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Old 06-27-09, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by lachy94
would you say only a handful? Most reviews I read online seem fairly favourable, is this new fiizik really that unpopular?
Not with me, but I don't see many folks talking about riding one in the saddle threads, and a fairly high "hatchet" comment rating. For me it was the natural choice as the Arione was good but not quite right.
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y'all must be 200lb fatties if you think the antares is a hatchet. It's wide, flat and butter on mah nuts.

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