Thursday, April 12, 2007

the big question shaking the timboy universe to it's molten core

I need to make a decision about what brand of saddle I will be parking my arse on for the next year.

I've boiled the candidates down to two saddle types- your votes will decid which saddle I ride for the 2007/2008 season, on the road and on the track.

The two contenders

Fizik Arione

San Marco Rolls

I can't decide which one. They are both comfortable to me in different ways.

I like the long nose of the wingflex that allows for three riding positions. But I dislike the extra bit of chaffage cause by the wing flex, and my legs coming into contact with the seatpost bolts.

The rolls is less comfotrable for climbing, and takes a bit longer to wear in (but conversely longer to wear out), but there is no leg chaffage.

both cost about the same, both are pretty comfy.

Aesthetically, I think the Rolls kills the arione which to me looks like the command deck of the starship enterprise or a brickies trowel.

Please help me, it's tearing me appart!


Anonymous Phil said...

Fizik Arione. The Rolls is for grumpy old farts who perineum's are shot to pieces from riding that design for years.

I know a lot of other guys who are using the seat and are really happy.

Hit the link below for my review.

1:32 AM  
Blogger larson_b said...

"Please help me, it's tearing me appart!"

i hope that's a metaphor, timboy.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Rhys said...

Fizik Arione. No question.

(Rolls is/was soooo 1900's!)

11:09 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

Having acquired some ariones at a more reasonable price ($120) the winner is the Arione.

They don't build saddles like they used too is all I'll say- the things are not that durable for the price.

9:35 PM  

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