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Anyone riding san marco era saddles? Feedback welcome.(10 posts)

Anyone riding san marco era saddles? Feedback welcome.ol
Aug 25, 2002 9:03 PM
I love mine. Fits my butt perfect nmskibert
Aug 25, 2002 9:05 PM
Works well for me too. No problems afterJL
Aug 26, 2002 5:02 AM
the first week. It came with my bike, but after a week or two break in and the purchase of some good bibs it has worked well for over 4K miles.

Happy riding.

re: Anyone riding san marco era saddles? Feedback welcome.spc15
Aug 26, 2002 5:11 AM
I really like this saddle as well. Have one on my road bike as well as on my mountain bike. Fits my butt perfectly, in fact I have found that sitting on other saddles now that I am used to the Era, is painful.

Seems that either the Era will fit you very well or not at all.
re: Anyone riding san marco era saddles? Feedback welcome.Jekyll
Aug 26, 2002 5:44 AM
I switched from a Terry X-Fly to an Era about 2 months ago. The Terry was the most comfortable saddle I had ever used on a road bike but for some reason as soon as I started piling on the miles on that bike I started to get nasty saddle sores (never had them before or since). No amount of saddle positioning helped with the Terry so off it went.
I have around 1000 miles on the Era (including a couple long bike tours). I am very happy with it so far. It is not as plush as the Terry but no problems and the boys have never gone numb. Took about a week to get used to it after the soft Terry. I would recommend the Era over the old stand by Flite.
Disclaimer - no two asses are a like - what works for me may not work for anyone else :-)
Good luck for me..DINOSAUR
Aug 26, 2002 7:54 AM
I have an Era Pro Postal Team replica on my 2nd bike (Klein). This is the third saddle I tried for this bike and I love it. My new bike came with a Sella Italia Gel Flite, I was thinking of swapping saddles but the Gel Flite is working out O.K. and I don't want to go through the big hassle of dialing in my bike again. Some complaints are that they Era is too firm for some folks. I like the long ti rails, shape, smoother leather that makes it easy to slide back and forth and the shape. Another factor is that is it very durable. I was comparing in the other day to the Gel Flite that is going on 4 months old and the Era doesn't show any wear at all and the Gel Flite is starting to show wear on the nose area. Best part is it only cost me $55.00 as I bought it on sale using my Team Performance points. But saddles are a personal thing, probably just as many folks that don't like it...
It works for me. I'm a smaller rider.Tig
Aug 26, 2002 8:59 AM
I wear size Small shorts and have narrow sit bones, and find after a year I still love the Era saddle. It won't work for everyone, since no two bums are alike.
re: Anyone riding san marco era saddles? Feedback welcome.qp-rider
Aug 26, 2002 11:17 AM
hmm. so I should give mine a second chance? My new bike came w/ the san marco era, and I was used to a Terry Ti Race...which was very comfortable...the era is...hard.

Friends have lent me a Terry fly (ti) and a flite gel (ti) to test...

you guys give me hope
Not so sure..DINOSAUR
Aug 26, 2002 1:24 PM
Maybe the Era is not the saddle for you. My experience with saddles is that they should feel comfortable right from the get go. Maybe the Terry Ti Race is the saddle for you...
re: Anyone riding san marco era saddles? Feedback welcome.avitar1
Aug 26, 2002 11:24 AM
My bike came with the ERA.. I just started riding this year, and the ERA still hurt after 600 miles, so this past week I changed to teh Terry Fly (the one with the sort of spotted top and Ti rails). I did a 40+ mile ride on Saturday and it was more comfortable. I did not HAVE TO stand due to lack of circulation like with the ERA...