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What are the best Fizik saddles?(6 posts)

What are the best Fizik saddles?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Dec 10, 2002 11:11 PM
I'm looking at buying 1 or 2 saddles for my road and track bike. Which Fizik saddles should I get? The Aliante is out but any others are fair game.

For the track a firmer saddle is better since you need to put all the power into the bike whereas on the road comfort is obviously nice.

Thanks!
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
re: What are the best Fizik saddles?netso
Dec 11, 2002 3:43 AM
I have a Poggio which I like!!!
The one that fits your a##.Len J
Dec 11, 2002 4:53 AM
re: What are the best Fizik saddles?slow-ron
Dec 11, 2002 6:57 AM
Don't know anything about any model other than the Pave. I rode a flite for 7 years and after it wore out I put a pave on my road rig last year. Not sure whether this saddle just fits my butt better but it's been way more comfortable for me than the flite. Ti-rails absorb some of the road vibrations and the padding is thick but firm. I'm looking to put one on my mountain rig.
I've got two Pave's and an Alliante. They're pricey, but they'rbill
Dec 11, 2002 8:14 AM
well-made.
You first have to determine whether your butt fits a Pave. They are narrow and fairly long-nosed. I've got sit bones that I guess are fairly close as well as fairly big thighs (my jeans wear out between my thighs), so the Pave suits me. They are firm saddles that some consider torture devices, and if you're sit bones are too far apart, you're going to kill yourself. For me, though, the firmness keeps my 'taint (y'know, 'taint your b*lls, 'taint your a**) from hitting the saddle.
The best test for the Pave was 340 miles in four days. I felt fine.
Since then, I put an Alliante on my "good" bike. It's a great saddle -- a real 'tweener design. Not too soft, not too hard, not too narrow, not too wide.
re: What are the best Fizik saddles?mapei boy
Dec 12, 2002 10:59 AM
You gotta find a store that will let you try them, or return them if you don't like them. I tried a Pave and it was like living with a urologist. The Vitesse, on the other hand, just feels nice. Firm, perhaps fragile, and certainly not the obvious choice for maintaining your macho credentials. But it fits me to a T.