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Selle San Marco Aspide Arrowhead?(3 posts)

Selle San Marco Aspide Arrowhead?DL Lawrence
Sep 1, 2003 3:08 AM
I know that saddles are a highly personal fit thing, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this saddle. I didn't see anything in the review section. Thanks in advance for any opinions!
re: Selle San Marco Aspide Arrowhead?bsdc
Sep 1, 2003 4:03 AM
I test rode a bike with one and didn't like it at all. I recommend going to a local bike shop on a slow day with your own bike. Try on a few saddles and ride around. All will become clear on a short ride. I did that and came away with a Max Flight Trans Am. The big saddle, firm cushion, and flexible shell offered the most comfort for me. But, again, it's all personal preference.
too hard and narrow for my buttRay Sachs
Sep 2, 2003 4:34 AM
I bought one from Performance and rode it for about a week, trying all sorts of stuff to get it dialed in. I couldn't get comfortable on it. Its very narrow and very very firm. You should still try it, unless you don't like really narrow and really firm saddles.

My experience with saddles is that if I like it when its new, I may still like it in a month but I may not - only that month of riding it will tell. But if I dislike a saddle when I first try it (allowing for getting it set up right), I've never grown to like one after spending more time on it. The Aspide Arrowhead fell into that later category for me - didn't like it at all.

Speaking of which, on an organized century on Sunday, four out of the five bikes at a food stop at mile 70 (or so) had Fizik Aliante saddle on them. This saddle may be turning into the next Flite - I'm seeing more and more of them out there. My butt likes it a lot.

-Ray