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san marco aspide? thoughts? thanx in advance nm.(4 posts)

san marco aspide? thoughts? thanx in advance nm.Carbon fiber fanatik
Oct 7, 2002 5:02 PM
re: san marco aspide? thoughts? thanx in advance nm.cogmaster
Oct 7, 2002 5:45 PM
I have ridden this saddle for about 7 month and now love it. It takes awhile to dial in but once you do and break-in, you do not even notice that the saddle is there. I suggest that if you get one, use a level and set on nose and one of rear tails to set level. It is also sensitive to position as it is more of a fixed position saddle.
thanx for the reply. I appreciate your info. (nm)Carbon fiber fanatik
Oct 8, 2002 1:58 AM
Mine hated meDMoore
Oct 8, 2002 8:56 PM
The stitching on the saddle, particularly the long straight sections, coincided unhappily with a seam in my Pearl Izumi shorts. In one short ride, it ripped a blister in a tender part of my anatomy that took a couple of weeks to heal. Can't blame the shorts - I've ridden them for years, and never had the problem with several other saddles.

I just don't understand the current fad for embroidered saddles. I WANT to be able to move around on the saddle, while the typical reason given for them is that they anchor you more securely. I replaced the Aspide with a Flite TT. Lighter, more comfortable, and smooth leather. In my view, an altogether better saddle.