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A question 4 fizik aliante users.(9 posts)

A question 4 fizik aliante users.ol
Jul 15, 2003 11:22 PM
Do you find with extended use the flex in the saddle increasing? Does the saddle break in a little?
re: A question 4 fizik aliante users.Crankist
Jul 16, 2003 5:40 AM
I have had mine for only 4 weeks. I haven't noticed any additional flex of the saddle body or (cf) rails during this short period, but I think there has been just a bit of cushion break-in. It took several tries to really lock in the optimal position for me, and adjustments were done in about a half degree increment of nose drop/rise. When adjusted this way it's a remarkable saddle which does not require break-in, imo.
re: A question 4 fizik aliante users.CHRoadie
Jul 16, 2003 7:22 AM
I've had mine for about 2,000 miles, and I can't say as I've noticed any "break-in". Feels pretty much the same as when I first put it on.
re: A question 4 fizik aliante users.purplepaul
Jul 16, 2003 10:55 AM
I have two and both feel the same as they did when new. The problem with both is that the covers have frayed. One is leather, and I had to crazy glue a one centimeter piece at the top back edge that somehow ripped. The other one has the synthetic cover and it is fraying on one side at the bottom. It's like the top layer is rubbing off, but just at the bottom edge. The leather saddle is several months old. The synthetic one is three weeks old, but it has about 800 miles on it already.

At this point, I love their comfort but worry about how long it will be before I have to replace them.
Hey. Did you guys find that you ended upHigh Gear
Jul 16, 2003 2:19 PM
-having the tip of the saddle up a little higher than the back? I did.
Hey. Did you guys find that you ended upRCole
Jul 16, 2003 4:47 PM
Nope. Mines pretty level.
Funny you should mention that...purplepaul
Jul 16, 2003 10:13 PM
The one on my road bike is level, but on my mountain bike I found I needed to tilt it up a bit. Now that I've gotten so used to the road bike, the MB isn't so comfortable anymore. I think it'll still need a very slight tilt up, but probably not as much as I have now.
Funny you should mention that...rideamountain
Jul 16, 2003 10:28 PM
I have had a hard time dialing in this saddle for some reason. I was using a Flite TT and my buddy picked up an Aliante. I sat on his bike and took a brief spin and thought that this was the best saddle ever! So...I ordered one up. I have had it for a little over a month now and just can't get it to be as comfy as my TT. Actually, it is rather uncomfortable. I have played with the adjustments a bit, but I guess that I need further time to play around with it.

rideamountain, you could.....High Gear
Jul 17, 2003 5:16 AM
get you and your buddies bike and match the saddle tilt. Just find a surface and put a three foot level on his saddle,make note were the bubble is. Put your bike in the exact same spot as his was and set your saddle. The Aliante is a little harder to sat up than most due to the dip in the center. I like the tip up about 1/4 of a bubble on a three foot level. It keeps me back on the wide part of the saddle. Saddle sores are a thing of the past now and I think it's due to the narrowness of the Aliante's center section. I can even role my hips forward to get a flatter back without getting numbness. Great saddle!