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real-world difference: sella san marco strada vs. regal? nm(4 posts)

real-world difference: sella san marco strada vs. regal? nmJs Haiku Shop
Jan 15, 2002 1:30 PM
re: real-world difference: sella san marco strada vs. regal? nmMike Prince
Jan 15, 2002 4:15 PM
Can't speak for the Strada, but I am a long time Regal user although I have gone back to a Flite in the last year. The Regal is one of the wider men's race saddles on the market, which is appropriate for some. Cool looking with the big copper rivets, definetely a classic look.

One thing to keep in mind is that the Regal, especially the newer ones, are FIRM. I had an older white perforated one from the early 90's that was a bit different from one that I bought in 2000. The rails are not titanium (maybe magnesium or some other alloy) like the current model and had more padding. The newer ones are not uncomfortable to me, just firm. I think the Strada is narrower by about 8mm and a bit more "plush". The Regal also comes in a suspension type model (Pirelli) as well if comfort is an issue. Branford Bike's web site is quite helpful as they have good descriptions and dimensions for most saddles they sell.

What are you on currently? Good luck in your quest.

Mike
re: real-world difference: sella san marco strada vs. regal? nmHigh Gear
Jan 15, 2002 5:18 PM
The Strada is a little more narrow than the Regal and a lot harder in the nose of the saddle.
want a commemorative Girardi regal - white with brass rivetsnaff geezer
Jan 15, 2002 6:08 PM
and rails? lovely to ride and even better to look at. then give Edlin at a-bikes in NYC a call. he has about 10 and from i can remember it should only cost @ $30.

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