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 Post subject: Saddle change frequency
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:22 am 
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Hi everyone,

Could you please tell me how often it is recommended to change saddle ?

I've had a Fizik Arione for 3 years now, and when I put a spirit level on it, the maximum gap between the saddle and the bottom of the spirit level is 3 milimeters.

Is it the same for you or for a new Arione saddle ???

Thanks !

Vince


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 Post subject: Saddle change frequency
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:29 am 
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IME: Fizik saddles do sag over time, it's pretty common.


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:09 pm 
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I find riding saddle longer (Selle Italia kit carbonio and slr tekno) helps the saddle soften a bit and has only gotten better so far. Btw the slr tekno is at least as confy as kit carbonia and weighed 92g. Not sure about durability tho...

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:57 am 
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I would change the saddle if I'm not happy with it anymore, no earlier.


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:01 am 
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:05 pm 
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Marin wrote:
I would change the saddle if I'm not happy with it anymore, no earlier.
Good advice.

Does your butt have a spirit level and a ruler?


If the saddle is uncomfortable, change it.


Me? Fizik Arione with 10 years on it (and during most of that time I've been over 200 lbs). No problems.

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:45 pm 
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My saddle was worn out (too flexy) after two years. Thus I had to replace it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:18 am 
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Spaetzle wrote:
My saddle was worn out (too flexy) after two years. Thus I had to replace it.

What saddle?


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:13 pm 
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Nice things about the Arione: they have about a half dozen combinations with thinner padding, carbon rails, carbon shells etc. that both drop the weight and increase stiffness if you want to do either of those. I prefer the CX padding with the regular kium rails, the other ones are a little stiff for me after 40-50 miles


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:27 pm 
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I have been running an Antares braided for at least 15k km on one of my bikes. Two cracks in the shell last time I checked, still comfy though so going to keep riding it until it gives out completely!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:14 pm 
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Brooks Pro - whenever the bike is stolen - or 30 years. Kid removed all padding on his carbon and just changes his bibs. I've noticed bib pads are getting pretty thick. No need to ever change if riding on raw composite.


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