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I love my Fizik Arione saddle for my roadie and have been using one on my mtn bikes as well. The problem is that I break them about every 6 months using them off road. Has anyone that loves the arione for road use found an equivalent shaped one that is more durable for offroad use? I am 6' 190lbs.

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Gobi? It's what I use. About 250 grams. It's been pretty durable and comfortable for me. I have managed to tear the corners from crashing, I think.
 

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Gobi

Thanks for the reply. I am looking at pictures of it but can't really tell the profile of the saddle. I am a devout flat saddle guy. Is the Gobi flat or does it have the hump in the back?

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Flat. I had a hump back saddle before this one so I know what you're talking about.
 

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The Gobi isn't quite as flat as the Arione but it's a great saddle and is an easy transition from the Arione.
I also ride the Arione on road and have the Gobi on my MTB and CX bikes.
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A few rides on a Gobi

I bought a gobi a few weeks ago and so far i am loving it. It does have somewhat of a hump on the rear but is not very noticeable. I have tried other saddles and it does not seem to have as much of a hump as others. It is not as flat as the airione.

I really like the gobi and it seems to fit me well.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I have tried the aliante and didn't like it. Looks like the gobi is going to get a try the next time I break an arione.

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Arione Wing Flex for MTB bike?

I am a sucker for tricking out my bike to be fully custom. I was looking at getting an Arione mostly because i can trick out the colors custom on the fi'zi:k (http://www.fizik.it) website... but then I thought because its a "road" saddle - I couldn't use it on my Scott Spark!

but now I see that I am not the only XC guy who wants to use "road" stuff on my mtn bike...
btw, I am 6 foot 155lbs so I am thinking I may have less of a chance to break mine.

hey, do you find the Arione is too long?
I read a review that had a guy saying it was too long and when he got out of the saddle to pedal, it jabbed him in the butt!
 

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thobry said:
I am a sucker for tricking out my bike to be fully custom. I was looking at getting an Arione mostly because i can trick out the colors custom on the fi'zi:k (http://www.fizik.it) website... but then I thought because its a "road" saddle - I couldn't use it on my Scott Spark!

but now I see that I am not the only XC guy who wants to use "road" stuff on my mtn bike...
btw, I am 6 foot 155lbs so I am thinking I may have less of a chance to break mine.

hey, do you find the Arione is too long?
I read a review that had a guy saying it was too long and when he got out of the saddle to pedal, it jabbed him in the butt!
I put as much road stuff on my mtn bikes as I can. Everyone says it'll break but it never does and I am not exactly a lightweight. I like the fact that the arione has a lot of room to move around on. I was worried about the pointy rear of the saddle for getting behind it on steep sections but I have never had any problems with clearing it. Every once and a while I get my shorts caught on the nose but it is a slight inconvienence compared to its comfort.
"I am 6 foot 155lbs" eh? I'd love to see that weight again but I would need stay out of the gym and lay off the biscuits to get down to my weight as a 16 year old.

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I have been riding the Arione saddles on both my road and mountain bikes since they came out. I really dig them, especially on the long rides. I don't think there is any equivalent out there so I say stick with the Arione and eat the cost of the new saddle every 6 months. It sucks to spend the extra money but I think you will be disappointed if you switch to something else.
 

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Why do you need to replace them so frequently? I just got an Arione for my road bike and was thinking about a Gobi or Arione on my MTB. It seems that folks replace the Fizik saddles frequently.
Conversely, a WTB Laser V has lasted me on a MTB seemingly forever. I've never torn a WTB in a wreck or against a tree, etc. I want a saddle that I do not have to look around before I put down.
 

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I don't believe fi'zi:k saddles need to be replaced any more frequently then any other brand out there. I am still running the same fi'zi:k saddle on my XC bike that I have run for the last 4 seasons. It has seen many racing and training get offs and it's still growing strong.
 
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