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Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby g-boaf » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:20 pm

My bike has a Fizik Arione VS saddle on it. It was comfortable for a while is now turning into a device of torture! :shock: Even over 35km, I'm in pain. I'm wearing some Castelli Velicissimo Due shorts which seem reasonable enough.

Anyone have any recommendations on a better saddle? I realise this is one of those things that you go through a million of them before finding the right one.
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Re: Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby reefer » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:44 pm

Just gone through the same ordeal. I tried the Arione as well, felt like sitting on a log to me. I ended up with a Specialized Romin EVO Pro 143mm, after finding the 155mm too wide.

Best part was being able to test a few different ones over what turned out to be months.

Just about to put the wife through this as her saddle that came on her Orbea is awful.
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Re: Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby sumgy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:56 am

Try lots and buy the one you like.
Completely personal thing.
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Re: Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:34 am

g-boaf wrote:My bike has a Fizik Arione VS saddle on it. It was comfortable for a while is now turning into a device of torture! :shock: Even over 35km, I'm in pain. I'm wearing some Castelli Velicissimo Due shorts which seem reasonable enough.

Anyone have any recommendations on a better saddle? I realise this is one of those things that you go through a million of them before finding the right one.



Fizik saddles are often quite narrow in the back. They certainly don't suit me. To narrow down the field, try to get a measure of the distance between the bony parts of your bum ('sit bones') and then look for some thing with the width to acommodate. Personally I've found a series of Selle Italia, Brooks and Charge saddles to work for me...
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Re: Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby Dr_Mutley » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:50 am

What specific issues u having with your versus? How old/kms is it? How long was it comfortable for?
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Re: Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby g-boaf » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:13 pm

Well, I dropped it about 10mm and angled it up a little bit - feels better now.

Maybe it's me changing over time too - I noticed today I'm only 60kg. :shock: I have never felt better.
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Re: Saddle not so nice anymore

Postby grimbo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:36 am

I have a Fizik Arione saddle on my commuter, which really suits me. So I got the Fizik Arione VS saddle for my other (weekend) bike, as I assumed it would have the same comfort but be a bit easier on the boy-bits. Unfortunately I find the VS a lot firmer to the point of being uncomfortably hard, and the edges in the cutout really concentrate the pressure on the cheeks so that I have a tender butski for hours after my weekend ride.

If I was doing it again, I would probably go with Specialized's "fit and swap until you're happy" service.
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