Selle San Marco Ponza Saddle

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00

Product Description

  • Microfiber Cover
  • Lightweight Hollow CroMoly Rails
  • Nylon-Charged Polypropylene Shell

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtb4123 a Cross Country Rider from Adelaide

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent Quality
Comfortable on both short and longer rides
Looks awesome
No soreness

Weaknesses:    None So Far

Bottom Line:   
I don't have the same saddle pictured but it the same version of it.

Great all round saddle. Good for both road and mountain biking. Doesn't get in the way on the trails and dries really quickly. Wouldn't buy any other saddle. This is seriousely good. Very happy with it!

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Favorite Trail:   Eagle Mountain Bike Park, Fox Creek, Mt Osmond

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Express

Similar Products Used:   Standard seat that came with the bike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wilson a Racer from Campbellsville, KY, USA

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2010

Strengths:    Looks nice. I think the brand has a pretty good reputation, over-all.

Weaknesses:    comfort

Bottom Line:   
After 1500 road miles on this saddle, I'm ready to remove it. It still looks fine, but it is the most uncomfortable saddle I've ever owned. I'm 5'11" and weigh around 200 or 205 with thick legs. Maybe my sitbones are too wide for this saddle or something, I'm not sure. I am sure that I (after about 3 years of serious riding) have learned what saddle sores are with this saddle. I do like it's looks, but it is going to have to go. Make sure it fits you because I don't like it much at all.

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Favorite Trail:   road

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   came with new bike

Similar Products Used:   I've had two other "modestly" priced saddles

Bike Setup:   BH G5 carbon race bike (road)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Weekend Warrior from Drexel Hill, PA U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2010

Strengths:    VERY comfortable on short and long rides, excellent value.

Bottom Line:   
This is my SECOND Ponza Lux seat I have bought in the last 2 years. I sold the 1st one and that was a BIG mistake! I had a mountain bike with a Forte Carbon Pro SLX saddle, but that seat was sold with the bike, so back to the Ponza. Excellent value and great investment.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Selle San Marco Era, Forte Carbon Pro SLX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hmorsi a Cross Country Rider from Cairo, Egypt

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2009

Strengths:    - Great quality racing saddle for the price.
- Comfortable enough for long rides (with some minor adjustment)
- Looks great

Weaknesses:    As with most racing saddles, some comfort is sacrificed for the low-profile design.

Bottom Line:   
This saddle was absolutely painful on longer rides until I slightly lowered the nose.

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Favorite Trail:   Wadi Degla

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Various other saddles by Selle Italia, WTB and Fizik

Bike Setup:   Medium 2008 Specialized FSR XC Comp, mostly stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, California USA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2009

Strengths:    -Long, sloping nose ideal for sustained climbs
-Thick, dense EVA foam padding has the perfect amount of shock absorption, without creating pressure and numbness
-Sleek Italian design
-Sturdy Lorica covering can withstand trail abuse and dries extremely quick
-Saddle is comfortable enough for road century rides
-Cannot beat the sub-$40 MSRP

Weaknesses:    -Weight...heavy at 288 grams, but overall comfort OVERRIDES this trivial weight weenie gripe.

Bottom Line:   
As you can see- I am a hopeless weight weenie who has tried almost EVERY lightweight saddle out there, seeking the perfect mix of epic ride/marathon comfort and light weight.

Throughout my saddle evaluations, I learned the HARD WAY certain compromises must be made. Like everybody says, "your mileage may vary." However, I reached the conclusion the San Marco Ponza Lux is comfortable enough to ride 5+ hours and/or 100 miles, with nary a sore. Unbelievable to think a $39 MSRP saddle beat out ones costing hundreds more!

What's the secret? The firm yet flexy composite shell and choice of materials is what makes this saddle a real winner. Remember, the Ponza Lux is almost identical to the supremely exquisite San Marco Era K saddle.

Designed in Italy and made in Asia is what makes this perch a total value. I have spent hundreds of dollars buying, trying and changing saddles looking for something that is not an ass hatchet. Count this one out!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park(24 Hours Adrenalin Course)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   -Fizkik Nisene HP
-Fizik Pave'
-Specialized Phenom SL
-Selle Italia SLR
-Bontrager RXL
-WTB Rocket V Laser
-Tune Speedneedle(the UGLIEST, most uncomfortable saddle man ever made!)

Bike Setup:   2005 Cannondale F2000SL Hardtail - 19-pounds of XC rocketry;
Headshok Ultra Fatty DLR80, Mavic Crossmax SLR, Continental Speed King 2.0, Shimano XTR Front Derailleur/XTR M960 Crankset, SRAM XO Grip Shifters/Rear Derailleur, Ritchey WCS Carbon bars, Thomson Masterpiece seatpost, Magura Marta SL hydraulic brakes, Stans sealant

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