San Marco Arami Saddle

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 278 grams


Product Description

Anatomical and streamlined, Arami uses the patented "Arrowhead Bicycle Saddle" system in the soft tissue area, with an ergonomic, lowered rear structure. A rear suspension system incorporated in the shell ensures better comfort and support in the ischial zones, further improved by vibration-damping elastomers.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Cross Country Rider from Erie,PA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2010

Strengths:    1.) light weight
2.) sleek looking in appearance
3.) the hole really does relieve some pressure
4.) just the right amount of padding
5.) has lasted for 7 years


Weaknesses:    I would like the rails to be a bit stiffer and not flex - I imagine that also helps add to the over all strenght?
maybe some more bomb proof stitching


Bottom Line:   
I love this seat! I say get one and your arse will love you again!

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Favorite Trail:   the stuff goats are afraid of

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Hoffmans in Schwienf

Similar Products Used:   Azonic hotseat ( freaking plush for a seat of it's nature)

Bike Setup:   Stevens comp, set up for ultra light XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by frank a Cross Country Rider from San Luis Obispo

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2008

Strengths:    Very high quality materials and workmanship. Very light weight.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't fit my butt.

Bottom Line:   
Nice saddle that I have tried to like but it just doesn't fit my sit bones. Ridden it twice and it just isn't getting any better.
If you want to buy one cheap, I'm selling mine. I still have the box.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Terrys, Specialized, Selle Italia, WTB, Serfas,

Bike Setup:   Blur "Classic", Cane Creek wheels, AMP seat post, Shimano

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Racer from New Orleans Area

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2007

Strengths:    Fairly light. Looks cool. Well designed.

Weaknesses:    Needs a little breaking in.

Bottom Line:   
Had to reposition the seat a couple of times to get it right but now that's set, I'm lovin' it. Perfect pressure points on the glutimus maximus and you set your johnnies in the open channel. Had my reservations at first but it's good to go. I may have got it cheaper than listed b/c I almost alway have a 10-15% discount with Nashbar. I hear about the gelaround and may give it a shot on my other bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Devil's Backbone (CO)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   Several...Specialized,Forte


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CK a Cross Country Rider from Stevens Point, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2006

Strengths:    After the first ride this saddle formed so well I figured my wife would be mad. If ya know what I'm sayin'? It holds you comfortably on serious singletrack. It's so light I dropped a full pound off my ride. I can ride all day and all night with this leather. And...the colors available make it easy to match to your scheme.

Weaknesses:    It looks fancier than I'd like. But, whado I care about looks.

Bottom Line:   
If you can get this saddle for anything under 50 bucks, do it. The weight and the mold will surely please.

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Favorite Trail:   Trail 6 - Standing Rocks - Portage County, WI - Challenge It.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar.com

Bike Setup:    Shimano Altus Crank Set
 Rock Shox Jett Front Fork
 ProMax Brakes (v-brakes)
 AHeadset SE-1 Headset
 Bontrager Crowbar Handlebars (5 degrees)
 Specialized Handlebar Bar Ends
 Salsa Juegos De Fuego Grips
 Matrix 750 Double Walled Rims (26”)
 Bontrager Jones 49/53 Front Tire(26 x 2.1)
 Panaracer Cinder Rear Tire (26 x 2.25)
 Selle San Marco Arami Saddle
 HL Seat Post
 Planet Bike Protégé 8.0 Cyclecomputer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Allen Coulonge, Jr. a Weekend Warrior from New Orleans, LA

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2003

Strengths:    Nice Saddle after you break it in. Cuts down on the numbness.

Weaknesses:    Breaking it in can be a pain, but is that really a weakness?

Bottom Line:   
I really like this saddle. The only thing that I might regret is not getting the gel-a-round model. Great saddle to do some distance riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   The Pedal Shop

Similar Products Used:   Trek ATB, Selle Italia Pro-Link & others

Bike Setup:   Trek 4900 w/ XT/XTR group, Cane Creek WAM Ti Crono wheels, RS DUKE XC, & Eggbeaters.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Misha a Cross Country Rider from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

Strengths:    Looks great, hole in center really works not just there for show. VERY comfortable esp long rides or offroads. Lightweight.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Suprisingly comfortable I tot with the pathetic amount of cushion I was really gonna suffer on off roads but it turns out much more comfortable than my original Giant saddle. I would recommend anyone to upgrade to this comfy and if given a chance I would buy them again.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   KSH

Similar Products Used:   Giant original saddle

Bike Setup:   XTC Giant

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rui Guimarães a Cross Country Rider from Guimarães, Portugal

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2003

Strengths:    Selle San Marco ARAMI Night Tram with titanium rails.
Good design


Weaknesses:    Very bad finishing

Bottom Line:   
Good choice for who wants to prevent some fatigue

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Favorite Trail:   Portuguese Trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Cycles Oliveira (Braga)

Similar Products Used:   Scott saddle

Bike Setup:   Scott Expert Racing frame, Marzochi Bomber with ECC, Shimano XT, Mavic Cross Roc UST Disc, Brakes Shimano Deore M525

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Naly Randria a Cross Country Rider from Camberley, United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Strengths:    Hole in center is great relieve
Light
Strong (stiff) and well-designed structure underneath very soft contact surface.
Cheap


Weaknesses:    Surface doesn't seem to resist scratches very well

Bottom Line:   
I've always used my original nitrox saddle with a gel saddle cover. Now one lighter, single equipment does the trick (way better).

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $47.00

Purchased At:   www.parker-international.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   My first saddle with a hollow.I'll stick to them

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC DS3. Replaced original SR Suntour fork by a RS Duke XC, and DB wheels by 2nd hand Mavic Crossmax ust.Tyres are Michelin Comps s light (I'll submit a review for them)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Huntington Beach, CA

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

Strengths:    Gel padding a plus...center cut-out, provides some flex

Weaknesses:    not recommended if you have a big ass!!

Bottom Line:   
Very happy with the San Marco saddle. Comfortable and plush and provides some saddle flex to contour to your body. Good quality material and construction. Would definitely recommend to other riders. 3 flamin chili's only for value because of price...other than that, this saddle is awesome.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Specialized , WTB

Bike Setup:   2002 Stumpjumper pro with Fox Forx, XT disc and easton carbon fibre seat post, riser bar, stem

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