if a toupe 143 fits me well, what fizik saddle should I try?

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motorthings
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by motorthings

I have ridden the specialized toupe expert saddles for years, and loved them, but sometimes during this last season I developed some sitbone pain on one side.

Now that it is trainer season, that sitbone pain is coming back, since I move around less on the trainer. I'd like to get a cushier saddle for trainer use, and am considering a Fizik saddle (since i can get a demo to try).

Anyone here who lived with and enjoyed the toupe ever switched to Fizik and end up more comfy? If so, which one? (i realize a lightweight one is part of the correct answer)

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by oreoboreo

A Toupe 143 fit me well and then I decided firm but more padding was what I was also looking for. I went with the Romin EVO Carbon rail and TI on the other bike. The fiz.. did not work at all since I was use to the the relief channel on the Specialized seat.

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motorthings
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by motorthings

i have tried the EVO pro, but my sitbones got very unhappy with that one...but i might try the EVO comp gel version (or a cushier flavor of the toupe). I do like the cutout on the specialized saddles.

tosterbe
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by tosterbe

Aliante versus.

Brief saddle history: arione for 6 months. Toupe 143 1.5 years, prologo scratch 3 months. Aliante versus 2 years. Happy undercarriage.

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by crohnsy

motorthings wrote:i have tried the EVO pro, but my sitbones got very unhappy with that one...but i might try the EVO comp gel version (or a cushier flavor of the toupe). I do like the cutout on the specialized saddles.



did you size up on the Evo?

motorthings
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by motorthings

i did not, but have heard it might help...

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by ergott

Antares VS for wider sit bones. Thank me later.

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by yeagermeister

I rode toupe's for 5 years happily, tried the arione and Antares versus and only lasted 20 miles each, then I switched to a selle italia slr flow and it's been the best I've ridden. Just my personal experience.

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by sawyer

Antares. I have ridden toupe 143 for 8 years and Antares for 2 years ... have them both on different bikes.
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cc3chan
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by cc3chan

Antares, I went through the same thing you did. No regrets at all on the choice.

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by skinnywater

I rode the 143 Toupe for 2 years also. Once I switched to the TCR with Zipps that saddle killed me. Intense pain after long efforts sitting. Demo'ed all the Fizik stuff. Ended up with the Aliante Carbon k:ium. It does have the cut out in the middle same as the Toupe. It's made out of a more flexible carbon sole, just not open to air. I have bigger legs and the microtex fiber hasn't damaged my bibs at all. I have over 2k miles on it and couldn't be happier.
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