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White Saddles?

Old 04-30-08, 01:33 PM
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White Saddles?

Hey,
I'm thinking about getting a Fizik Arione Saddle and I'm unsure of what color to go with. My first choice would be white, but, is that thing going to stain when I wear pants?

I don't ride in the rain much, and if I did, I would protect or change up the saddle. But it's summer now, and my buns might start sweating or something. Will these stain if I wear pants any other color than white?

I don't have any white pants.
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Old 04-30-08, 01:37 PM
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pretty much every white saddle i've ever seen tends to take on a bluish tint from the jeans after a while, though i'm not sure i've seen this specifically on an arione. i'm also assuming you usually bike in jeans, which i'm assuming you do since you're posting about a white saddle in bfssfg. it's just like white sneaks or white anything else - it won't stay white forever.
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Old 04-30-08, 01:38 PM
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white saddles look like **** after riding on them. dont worry what your saddle looks like - no one can see it when you're riding. go for comfort #1...not color.
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Old 04-30-08, 01:43 PM
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I don't have a good close up picture, but I bought this Arione saddle used and have had it for 2 full years. I never even clean it and it looks almost brand new, except for a couple scuffs and scratches. No discoloration whatsoever.

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Old 04-30-08, 01:45 PM
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I think it'd stain more when you DIDN'T wear pants.
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Old 04-30-08, 01:58 PM
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my white concor looked blue after a couple weeks, and it's not getting any whiter.
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Depends on the material. Suede will certainly get dirty fast. All you can do is Scotchguard, keep your hands and pants clean and hope for the best. Smooth leather resists staining, but denim will scuff it, so just wear synthetic shorts and/or treat it with clear wax shoe polish. Fizik's Microtex is very dirt resistant, even though it feels like soft, high quality leather. Other synthetic materials vary.
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Old 04-30-08, 02:06 PM
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i have a white turbo and a white avocetII. got them both on ebay used and after riding a while they turned a blue/grey. but like bionnaki said, when your on the bike no one can really see anyway.
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Old 04-30-08, 02:39 PM
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don't wear raw denim....
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^^raw denim killed my white turbo.
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Old 04-30-08, 03:21 PM
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Just get yourself some Howrad Stern 'FartMan' pants and forget your worries.
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White saddles are pro.

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Old 04-30-08, 05:57 PM
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What seatpost is that?
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heck, my saddle is yellow and is totally destroyed color wise from blue/black jeans. I would imagine a similar deal with white. I wouldn't expect the white color to hold up over the years. it is bound to get scuffed.
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I have had a white leather Concor saddle on my track bike for a couple years now and it is still very white. I have made the mistake of wearing raw denim while riding -- however, if you clean it right away (I just wiped it down using some "natural" all-purpose cleaner) the blue comes off easily.

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Old 04-30-08, 06:35 PM
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White Turboz! Old skool stylez FTW!
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
White saddles are pro.

omfg, that is sexy! Cant wait to get my Regal!
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Old 04-30-08, 07:32 PM
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Oh, you guys are talking about white saddles. My bad.
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I've wanted a Regal for a while now to go one one of my bikes. Just haven't had the need for a saddle on a bike that one would look fitting on yet. I think they were introduced around the mid 80's right? Guess my Serotta would look pretty sweet with a black one...

(much lust for the seat post too, till recently I always ran my posts too low to consider buying one, then I got fitted and realized I was riding my bike like a 6 year old - the saddle 3cm too low!)
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Old 04-30-08, 08:12 PM
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Magic Erasers work great on white saddles...
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
Magic Erasers work great on white saddles...
+1 my buddy has one of those perforated concors posted up there and it was covered in dark blue from his jeans. showed up to a ride one day and it was stark white. he used one of those magic erasers with amazing results.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
Magic Erasers work great on white saddles...
eef....ME work great on EVERYTHING.

common..they are freakin magic!@
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Old 04-30-08, 11:41 PM
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What is a magic eraser? Maybe I had a depraved childhood.
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some discoloration sometimes---yellow corduroy shorts are worse than blue denim IMHO---but yeah, def better when you wear pants than when you don't



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