4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
After all the hub-bub about this saddle and after the stock saddle on my Trek became a masochist's best friend, I bought the Arione to see what all the fuss was about. My initial impressions were that is was no betterworse than my OEM saddle when new... which is to say it wasn't "comfortable", but it didn't treat my nether-regions like a red-headed stepchild.
After an initial break-in period, I maintained my impression that it was just an "ok" saddle and that I'd likely move on to something else.
Then I tried riding different positions on the saddle and found that riding farther back than was typical for me made a big difference in the Arione's comfort at least for me. One last adjustment made finally made this saddle a comfortable place to spend time levelling the saddle with a bubble level. The adjustment was barely a degree or 2, but the difference was profound. My weight now feels evenly distributed on my sit bones and the pressure is off "the boys".
The morale of the story? True to its Italian heritage it's a fussy partner, but with some attention to detail and the right adjustments, it's a relationship well worth having.
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