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San Marco Era Saddle - Not much out back?(3 posts)

San Marco Era Saddle - Not much out back?Fez
Sep 10, 2003 8:55 AM
I changed to a San Marco Era saddle. It is very comfortable and I believe I have set it up properly.

I notice that the saddle is very minimalist in the sense that the distance from where your sit bones sit and the rear edge of the saddle is very minimal.

Sometimes it seems like my butt is going to fall off the back of the saddle. I never noticed this with a Flite.

Is this the way San Marco designs saddles?
re: San Marco Era Saddle - Not much out back?stratoshark
Sep 10, 2003 9:50 AM
I switched from an old, worn Turbomatic to a Rolls Due, then to the Era. Not sure about your Flite, but my TM had a curved profile, whereas both the Due and Era have a flat platform, to my eye and sitbones, anyway. Maybe that gives the "fall off the back" feeling, which I remember experiencing when I switched. The TM seemed to "hold" me in place, whereas I can move back and forth more easily on the Due and TM.
Partly, but...Fez
Sep 10, 2003 11:14 AM
Yes, the Era is a relatively flat saddle, but I still have the feeling there should be an extra cm or so of saddle behind the sit bones.

The Aspide looks even more extreme in its minimalism.