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Old 11-10-11, 10:59 PM   #51
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Yep. I like the original Selle Italia Flite. Haven't tried the new one.

Hate the Selle San Marco Regal.
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Old 11-10-11, 11:28 PM   #52
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WTB makes excellent saddles. Very comfortable, light and good looking.

The Selle Italia SLR's are good but you need a low clearance seatmast that allows the carbon to fully flex.

San Marco Concor Light is great but the padding hardens up over time fairly quickly.

Terry saddles are like comfortable versions of the old Flite.

I had a Brooks saddle and it was okay.

I'm loving the Prologo Kappa.
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Old 11-10-11, 11:38 PM   #53
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I am a big fan of my B17, but I am also a huge fan of my SLR's. That being said, the Arione was NOT for me. I could not for the life of me get it to feel comfortable...and that was after the second one I had.

I am very eager to try out an SLR flow, as well as a San Marco.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:45 AM   #54
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used to use concor san marco inthe 80s' then Turbo,then flite , now all my bikes [4] +tandem use Terry liberator race mod. My ass totally loves this saddle . One bike, a 83 Colnago mex. has Brooks swift Ti. . Like it also. ymmv.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:47 AM   #55
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Tried Fiziks .diff mods , Never found one I like , lucky for my wallet , there are people who like them . Just not for me..Too bad, looks cool.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:49 AM   #56
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I will buy extra Terry Saddles for spare ,hahahaha
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Old 11-11-11, 10:49 AM   #57
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No saddle is universally comfy.
true, i guess what i meant to say is the fizik arione seems to have many more favorable reviews than unfavorable ie the favorable to unfavorable ratio seems to be the highest (or one of the highest) out of any saddle i've read up on.
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Old 11-11-11, 09:14 PM   #58
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I have finally broken in my brooks b17 and it seriously is a comfy as sitting on the couch. If anyone has any personal experience with the Leader Cosmic I would love to hear it because I am thinking about getting one.
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I've heard the Cosmic is a piece of ****.
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Ok because the cosmic literally has one review and I am just not comfortable buying it with that little information. I think I check out the kashimax
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Old 11-11-11, 09:52 PM   #61
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That's not a very comfortable choice either.
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Old 11-11-11, 10:06 PM   #62
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haha what are some sporty yet comfortable saddles that look good then ?
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Are the turbo reissues any good sherblock?
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I've heard good things about charge saddles, and a lot of people love turbos. However, saddles are the one thing you should always be willing to pay a lot for. If there was an amazing $250 saddle, and it was the best I'd ever used, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Basically don't be cheap - and if you're building a complete at the moment, then maybe skip out on a fancy seat post or stem and get the better seat.
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Old 11-11-11, 10:26 PM   #65
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Ok I guess for sure need to save up because I understand how important the saddle is, I was just trying to save money on the wrong thing. I think that I will save up for another Brooks because the saddle it going to be for a 70s bottecchia I have converted to ss. Thanks for the help.
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Are the turbo reissues any good sherblock?
mine is very nice
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The Turbo reissue is one of my favorite saddles. I also have a vintage one and my butt can barely tell the difference.
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Round profile saddles ( like San Marco) are the worst. They are reminiscent of a medieval torture device. Your saddle shouldnt act as a wedge between your seat bones.

The flat profile saddles are much more comfortable.
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Love Concor, Brooks (shallow drop) and Fizik (Deep Drop).
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favorites is turbo and concor

i dont like ones with rivets. they always suck
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I'll get my chance to try out a San Marco Aspide
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I tried a Arione CX loaner that Big Shark had. I really liked the shape of the saddle but it felt way too padded. One thing I really liked was the length, because I felt like it could be great for different positions.

I have yet to put a longer ride than ~5 miles, but I am loving everything about the SLR. Very supportive and firm. I guess I lucked out since my sit bones are positioned perfectly on this thing.
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I'll get my chance to try out a San Marco Aspide
My personal experience with the Aspide was it is not as comfortable as the SLR. The rear of the Aspide is flexy and comfortable but overall, it didn't fit as nice.
(I was doing 50-100mile days though)
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My personal experience with the Aspide was it is not as comfortable as the SLR. The rear of the Aspide is flexy and comfortable but overall, it didn't fit as nice.
(I was doing 50-100mile days though)
I'll say, it has to be a worthy $33 investment to see if I like it as much as my SLR's
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