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Fizik Arione Vs. Selle SLR Trans Am(6 posts)

Fizik Arione Vs. Selle SLR Trans AmTris
Nov 9, 2003 11:33 AM
Anyone try the new Arione? I'm debating getting one or an SLr Trans Am
Going to go get the SLR Trans Am today...Mr Nick
Nov 9, 2003 12:54 PM
to see how it compares to my new SLK. I'll post what I think when I get it.
I picked up the SLR gelflow and did 30 minutes on the trainer...Mr Nick
Nov 9, 2003 8:43 PM
and thougt it was pretty nice. The gel doesn't really add much padding, it seems just as firm as the SLK. (these are the two I'm comparing) The shell is fairly flexy. The cut-out is very nice. The nose is nice and thin, which I really like. Overall I think it is a pretty sweet saddle, but for me I am going to return both saddles and pick up the SLK with the gelflow.
From Bicycling magazine...kevinacohn
Nov 9, 2003 2:20 PM
[volume XLIV number 11 (the current issue)]

The one bike part I dislike swapping for the sake of tests is the saddle. I made an exception for the $125, suave-looking Fi'zi:k Airone. Four months and thousands of miles later, I have a new favorite. The exceptionally long (31cm) Airone has plenty of real estate to shift around on for different pedaling positions, and the carbon-reinforced shell offers just the right amount of flex. It's simply the most comfortable saddle I've tried. www.fizik.com—Alan Coté
re: Fizik Arione Vs. Selle SLR Trans AmCarbonTi
Nov 9, 2003 2:48 PM
I have logged about about 10 hours total time on this saddle, with an average ride of about 3 hours each. My other bikes have either Fizik Aliante or San Marco Era on them (which are two different saddles as far as "flat versus curved").

The Arione is a flat saddle, much like an Era or a Flite. For me, not a revelation in saddle comfort like an Aliante, but very good none the less. The additional length in the back is racy looking but I doubt anyone really sits all the way back there. The look reminds me of a banana seat on an Apple Krate.

As always, saddle comments are not transferable to different riders. Sorry don't have any experience with cut-out saddles like the SLR.

If you have enough miles in your legs, butt and torso, doesn't really matter what you're sitting on - but if I gotta pick one saddle for the 2 hour 39x16 spin/slog home in a 20mph January headwind, make it an Aliante.
Selle SLR Trans AmJack9
Nov 9, 2003 6:24 PM
I have had my SLR Trans Am Gel for a few months now. Just finished a 4 hour ride an hour ago. It's the most comfortable saddle I have ever had.