How long u'r saddle last?

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3Pio
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by 3Pio

Im using Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Flow Saddle, which i like a lot, but seem that wont last too much..

I have around 10000 km on it, and 500 km ago, the leather on the nose start ungluing and having a cut. I fixed it today ussing Vittoria One Mastik glue :), but seem that wont last more then 1000-2000 km max .

So how long ur saddles last before u need to change them?

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apricotwalnut
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by apricotwalnut

im also using Selle Italia SLR Superflow white model
it has been about 5000km and it also begin to unglue but can be use more

i guess its leather is smoother and softer than others
so it seems easier to wear out

mike
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by mike

the carbon saddles with the covering have more wear and tear because the cover does start to come undone. the carbon is fine though. I mostly have bare carbon saddles and have some over 10 yrs. ax lightness have been the best for me.

AJS914
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by AJS914

I'm using Prologo saddles and the fake leather doesn't seem to wear out.

I did have a Fizik Alliante that sagged in the middle and got uncomfortable.

cdncyclist
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by cdncyclist

Huh I wouldn't have thought this would be much of an issue with most good quality saddles, but I looks like I am wrong. I have been using Fizik Arione saddles with no issues with respect to longevity (outside of crashing of course).

My Arione R1 has >30,000km on it, still like new/

GambadiLegno
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by GambadiLegno

Problem of Arione saddles is for your bibs.

rajMAN
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by rajMAN

Selle Italia Flite ti - about 20 years old and still feels perfect.

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Selle San Marco Rolls...26 years old...
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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

All these saddles that are great and really old!

Mainly because you've worn yourself in sympathy with it.

Try a new one, and see how knackered your old one really is.
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mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

jekyll man wrote:All these saddles that are great and really old!

Mainly because you've worn yourself in sympathy with it.

Try a new one, and see how knackered your old one really is.



Funny, when I switched from my 10+ year old Ax Endurance saddle to a new one, it didn't feel any different. :smartass:
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MyM3Coupe
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by MyM3Coupe

AJS914 wrote:I'm using Prologo saddles and the fake leather doesn't seem to wear out.

Agreed. Prologo saddles rock!

Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

Using Specialized Toupe S Works.

2000 kms no problem.

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Hellgate
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by Hellgate

Selle Italian Flite Gel, 40,000 miles or so. Give or take a few...

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oraclesin
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by oraclesin

2years, 3000kms it's ok. bontrager paradigm

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boysa
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by boysa

MyM3Coupe wrote:
AJS914 wrote:I'm using Prologo saddles and the fake leather doesn't seem to wear out.

Agreed. Prologo saddles rock!


I've had quite a few Prologos, and you are correct in the fact the cover doesn't wear out, but eventually the shell starts to sag and will get "spongy." I'm no heavyweight, either (63-65kg).
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