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Feedback on San Marco Concor Light Saddle?(10 posts)

Feedback on San Marco Concor Light Saddle?RCole
Sep 3, 2002 10:56 AM
In my quest to find the right saddle for my arse, does anyone have feedback on this one? Appreciate your help.
FWIW, Lance rides it in TDF:fbg111
Sep 3, 2002 12:13 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2002/features/probikes/?id=usps

That's all I know about it though.
re: Feedback on San Marco Concor Light Saddle?jeph
Sep 3, 2002 2:20 PM
FWIW, I have one and I like it. It's pretty comparable to the regular Flite, which I have on my other bike. I don't seem to be as sensitive to saddles (compared to most posters in this forum). Although I tried a ProLink and think it totally sucks. The Concor has a "lip" at the back which helps when climbing, etc. You can also move around on it more than other saddles. It's also a pretty good deal too. If you have a specific question mayber I can answer it.
Concor lightDMoore
Sep 3, 2002 3:11 PM
I've been riding this saddle, in Ti and carbon variations, for most of the last decade. I've experimented with San Marco ERA, Avocet 02 Air 40 racing, San Marco Aspide, and Flite TT to see if there's anything better or lighter. I still have Concors on two bikes and I'd have to say it's still the most comfortable saddle for me. I'm 6-1, 170#, with relatively narrow hips. I really like the "kicker" in the shape of the saddle, and find it's more comfortable than "flat" saddles like a flite.

All of which means nothing at all unless your anatomy is similar to mine.
Not like DMooreBill B
Sep 3, 2002 4:52 PM
I'm 5'8" 160lbs, not like DMoore but like DMoore I have ridden the Concor Light since it came out, before that the original Concor. With out a doubt, with no hesatation, I will say it is the best, most comfortable saddle I have ever sat on. Period. I have tried others but they just weren't as comfortable as the Concor. I have a fi'zi:k Aliante on one of my bikes now as a tester, it is close to the Concor in shape and one third of the weight but it just isn't the same.
Got one53T
Sep 3, 2002 5:01 PM
It is my everyday race and training saddle. Not too heavy, fits well. Tried it on advice of Gary Hobbs three years ago, never switched back.
re: Feedback on San Marco Concor Light Saddle?pben
Sep 3, 2002 5:54 PM
After 6 years went back to the Concor saddle and my arse couldn't be happier
re: Feedback on San Marco Concor Light Saddle?Silas_Greenback
Sep 4, 2002 7:11 AM
After nine years, my rear and my Flite saddle decided to call it quits. I got the Concor Light, have ridden it for over 1000 miles, and I agree with everyone above. It seemed to me that if it was good enough for the rear ends of the U.S. Postal Service team, it would work for me. It has a defined place to sit that cradles you and the right blend of padding and stiffness. The price is also reasonable.
on the other hand...JS Haiku Shop
Sep 4, 2002 7:19 AM
or should that be "on the other cheek"...

too small/narrow for me. then again, it's one of those considered curved for one or two positions, not good for those who like to move around on the saddle throughout a ride. i am using the san marco regal on two bikes and trying a brooks b17.n on a third.

to be fair, i did try the concor lite/light, over the course of several rides, but found it far too narrow for my sit bones.

everyone's arse is different. the only way you'll know is to try one. consider checking the bran(d?)fordbike.com site for length/width and composition descriptions. it's a good resource.
re: Feedback on San Marco Concor Light Saddle?RCole
Sep 4, 2002 11:42 AM
Thanks everyone for the responses. I just ordered one and got a pretty good deal. - $39 shipped from Wise Cycle Buys (www.wisecyclebuys.com) We'll see how it works out!