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Fizik Aliante Saddle wearing my shorts out(4 posts)

Fizik Aliante Saddle wearing my shorts outggrooms
Oct 31, 2002 5:25 PM
My new carbon Aliante saddle is great. Except that it is wearing out the inner thigh area of my shorts. Has anyone else had this problem? I am thinking of switching to the titanium rail saddle hoping that the ti rail is smoother. I called Assos to complain about my shorts wearing out. Their first question was if I was using an Aliante saddle. Apparently they have received numerous complaints. Thanks, Greg
re: Fizik Aliante Saddle wearing my shorts outstr8dum1
Nov 1, 2002 10:59 AM
my slr does the same thing. either get a new saddle or live with it. i highly doubt getting the ti railed model will do anything except waste money.
Rough rails?Markus_B
Nov 3, 2002 5:41 AM
I recently bought a Aliante with Ti rails and, after the first ride, I noticed that the "titanio" printed on the right rail has been already rubbed off, i. e. expect your thighs to also touch the rails of the Ti version. Thus I conclude that the Ti rail version only can be the solution for your problem if the carbon rails have a rough surface. Have they? The Ti rails seem to be smooth, I don't expect them to wear my shorts.

If yes: Maybe you could try to apply some self-adhesive tape with a smooth surface on the carbon rails? Maybe the aluminium shells are the reason for the wear?
just a thought -- could it be your saddle bag instead of thebill
Nov 4, 2002 8:41 AM
saddle? Relatively narrow nose saddle allows thighs to come close to velcro strap on saddle bag?
I, too, have the carbon-railed version of Aliante. I've noticed no problems, although I have noticed wear from saddle bag strap on my Pave saddle on the other bike -- a bit narrower saddle, true, but it may be the same deal. I've been more careful about setting up the strap to avoid the problem, and I've had no more problem with either saddle.