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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

Comfortable? I'm used to the standard Arionne... is it worth the 30g savings?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Hey,

I only have a handfull of miles on it, but it seems as good as the original.

For me buying it was about bling factor more then the 30g saved. I just think it looks damn good on my CR1 Limited. 8)

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by Rich_W

yep... I like the way it looks on yours... if I can get this fsa crank to fit... with clearing my heels, then, I'll be a happy boy...

Take a look at this spec:


05 Scott CR1 Limited - 56cm 897
05 Scott CR1 Limited Fork 374
05 Scott CR1 Seatpost Clamp 13
04 Record Front Deraileur 69
04 Record Rear Deraileur 185
04 Record Ergopower 328
05 FSA Mega Exo w/ BB 762
04 Record Calipers - Black 312
04 Record UD 10s Steel/Ti 11-23 193
Ritchey WCS Stem - 12cm 113
Ritchey WCS Classic Bars - 42 cm 210
Ritchey WCS Carbon post - 31.6 (EST) 178
Fizik Arione Carbon Saddle 208
AM Classic Carbon 38mm 1120
Look Keo Ti 194
Headset Spacer 10
Cables, Tape, Glue 200
AC Skewers 89
Vittoria Tubs 460
FSA/Scott Headset 115

TOTAL = 6030g = 13.29 lbs


This is with my AC tubs.... but I'll be training on a plain old set of neutrons

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by danielgillett

Personally, I would go ahead with purchasing one, if it wasn't for those side protector things at the back of it...

...They look a bit 'agricultural' for me.

In my opinion, it would look better for you to purchase a custom-colored one off www.fizik.it - That way, it is perfected to the colour of your frame!

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by Rich_W

I agree... I'm going to hold off on the Arionne Carbon... plus, I have a nicely broken in 03 Aliante Carbon (w/o) scuff guards... and according to the listings gospel... thats 25mm right there.

Plus it has a nice rip on it already from when I broke my collarbone last april.

I was thinking about that white/chrome Arionne though I saw in the excel sports catalog. But for some reason it weighs more than the standard black.

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by cadence90

Rich_W wrote: [snip]...I was thinking about that white/chrome Arionne though I saw in the excel sports catalog. But for some reason it weighs more than the standard black.

This one? Are you serious? On a CR1 that would look like a "ladies" saddle, even if you did use white or silver bar tape. Keep it black IMO.
(And I hope that you do not have to choose door #3....)
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by Rich_W

OK, Ok... I hear you... no sissy saddle... I was reminising back to the late 80's when I ran a white turbo on real steel...

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by Boonen

how about the Vini-Caldirola edition, would look nice on the limited frame (comes with extra fizik logo) :D
You could also compose your own colors at the fizik website and pay 2x what you would pay at a normal shop :?
I wanted a black and white one, but descided to go with the normal black one because of the pricedifference, too bad they offered exactly what I wanted as a 2005 team model now :(
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by Rich_W

yep... thats it... the Vini version is the shiznit. Now where can I find one?

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by DANIELSON

Got that saddle on me bike. Looks the biz. Super comfy too!

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by nikh

I run a Gobi on my MTN SS bike and its awesome. Good leg extension. Only slightly annoying thing is the writing comes off very easily.

White saddles rock!!
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by Superlite

Here's my Arione Carbon, if your putting it on the limited it is the BOMB!
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by danielgillett

@Superlite,

Do you know if you can get one without those scuff guard things on the sides?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

They are sewn in.

Why do you not like them, they actually give the saddle a cool look. They are not like the Aliante scuff guards, these flow with the saddle.

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by danielgillett

@Superlite

I think it's a matter of personal preference...I don't like the idea of scratch/scuff guards.

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