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My turn my turn! Saddle time! Fizik Pave or Good old Flite(13 posts)

My turn my turn! Saddle time! Fizik Pave or Good old Flitebuffedupboy
Jan 29, 2004 2:11 AM

I know all the pros and cons of both the Selle Italia Flite saddle and the Fizik Pave saddle.

Now it is decision time. I live in Finland, Helsinki so I am also looking at price. Can someone recommend where I can get these saddles at the cheapest price? Also looking for the red versions of these saddles. Preferably some online store in the UK because delivery would make more sense.

One thing though, anyone figured out the difference between, Twin Tech, CP3 and just a normal Pave?

IMHO, Pavé is a different thing...Spunout
Jan 29, 2004 5:31 AM
Softer, not as long as the flite. I had both, the Pavé went and I only use flites. The harder flite is actually more comfortable, as it keeps you sitting on your sit bones, and nothing else.

For mail order in the UK, try, but their shipping can be steep.
IMHO, Pavé is a different thing...buffedupboy
Jan 29, 2004 8:31 AM
Yeah I tried totalcycling but they don't have the flites. Maybe I'll drop them an e-mail. Yeah I've got the flites as well but I actually like the look of the Paves as well.

Try the Arioneboneman
Jan 29, 2004 11:21 AM
I've been using Flites for a long time but decided to give the Arione a try. Bought if from Xpedia although you can also find it stocked by Wiggle, Parker International, etc. if you really want to go with a UK provider. Cost you about £80 plus shipping. If you do a search you can find it on the Continent for about €80 plus shipping which is a lot cheaper. I'll probably do that the next time around.

The Arione's suprisingly comfortable although every fits up a bit differently. I happen to like although I've not put a lot of miles on it yet. However, it's one of those saddle's that you know is going to be right the first time out. Took a bit of fiddling around, tilt, fore-aft adjustment, etc. to find its sweet spot but I like it a lot.
Try the Arionebuffedupboy
Jan 29, 2004 11:40 AM
Thanks for the advice. I've been trying desperately to find an online bicycle shop that deals in Euros but can't find any! I wanted the Arione as well but like you said, they are going for 80pounds!

Which site did you see it going for 80 Euros?

googled fizik arione- as always, buyer beware!boneman
Jan 29, 2004 12:27 PM
There's a large number of them. A lot of German ones who for whatever reason, have a large number of shops with internet sites. My German's terrible but I've made inquiries to some of them and their response time's not bad.

I've never bought from any of them but it's worth giving them a call or dropping them an email. I have no idea if they're good or bad so buyer beware!

I'm able to drag various co-workers in our European business to help me when situations like this arise.



Belgium (English language available)

BTW- Curiousboneman
Jan 29, 2004 12:29 PM
Sean?, Finland?, where and why?

BTW- Curiousbuffedupboy
Jan 30, 2004 6:18 AM
Originally from Malaysia, worked in Singapore a bit, now at Lautasarri, Helsinki, Finland. Wife here, followed her, cycling with CCH now. You know me from somewhere?

BTW- Curiousboneman
Jan 30, 2004 11:35 AM
Well, not too many Sean's in Finland so just curious. Singapore to Helsinki is quite a change in climate. How's the riding?
BTW- Curiousbuffedupboy
Jan 30, 2004 1:34 PM
Well, riding in Singapore is fun and alright. Not many roads and the island is really small so we normally get out to Malaysia which is a bridge away. There are a few crits there so generally the standards are quite high.

Riding in Finland is a totally new scene. Not many serious riders around. I just joined a club here and we are training on an indoor 200m ruberised track twice a week for 1 1/2 hours because it is bloody snowing outside.

Once the snow clears, I will update you on the situation. Form what I saw on my MTB before it snowed, the scenery around Helsinki is beautiful.

Where are you located?

Jan 30, 2004 3:11 PM
Born in NYC, went to uni up in Boston so basically a NE corridor boy. Been in London the last 5 years, working and traveling in Europe on the company. It's been great. Let me know about Helsinki as a weekend break. Of course, it's got to get warmer. As you say, rubberised track and bloody cold........

Jan 30, 2004 11:35 PM
Great. I almost ended up in London as well doing the working holiday visa thingy. However thingd tend to work out differently in life.

Helsinki is a really beautiful city. You can go skiing in winter but of course I would recommend summer if you wanted to come here. The first thing that would strike you is how quiet this place is. Definitely not a very happening city like London. But if it is fresh air, clean water and the outdoors that you are after then Helsinki is the place.

If you love Alvar Aalto (architect), then this is definitely the place to be. The dude is dead but you swear he is still alive. You can drop me a line at

googled fizik arione- as always, buyer beware!buffedupboy
Jan 30, 2004 12:40 AM

Thanks for the links. Most of them are easily understandable. Unfortunately the Belgium one doesn't seem to work, doesn't ship internationally or something and you can't contact the shop as well.... not sure whether it is a hoax..... seems like a lot of trouble to go through just to get my e-mail.