San Marco Mantra Saddles

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $270.00


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Product Description

"No Shuffle" design. - Reduces rubbing of the adductor muscles by 85% on the side of the saddle. "Arrowhead". - The gradual opening in the saddle for total support and relief in the perineal area. "C.F.R.P.". - Carbon fiber reinforced shell. Variable carbon percentages based on the needs and performance of the saddle. The mix of materials allows the shell to keep its shape over time yet is very strong, flexible and light weight.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2011

Strengths:    Instantly comfortable. Peace of mind from the cut-out. Well made.

Weaknesses:    A little spendy but on a par price-wise with similar products

Bottom Line:   
Came over from a Fizik Aliante, which I found very comfortable but it became a very soft hammock over time (I only weigh 78kg) and I also suffered from some numbness. Switched to this saddle with instant success - what a relief. I was sceptical about paying so much without being able to test (I have since discovered that Condor cycles in London run a San Marco demo program) but now own 2 of these fantastic saddles (the commuting bike was treated as well).

I found Specialized offerings way too hard on my sit bones but this does an admirable job. It's well made too.

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Favorite Ride:   Surrey Hills

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Farnham Cycles

Bike Setup:   San Marco Aspide (never again), Fizik Arione (comfortable for c.20 miles), Fizik Aliante (worked for me and, judging by this site, many others too)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ralphfloresjr a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

Strengths:    confort, weight, appearance

Weaknesses:    a little pricey, but well worth it

Bottom Line:   
The manager at Bikeology in Marina Del Rey suggested I try the San Marco mantra, he let me demo no charge, from the first minute of the first ride I felt the difference, utter comfort! I can sit in any part of the saddle and it just fits right

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Favorite Ride:   Bike Path Marina Del Rey to Redondo beach

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Bikeology Marina del

Similar Products Used:   Stock seat from Scott Team

Bike Setup:   Scott CR1 Team with Dura Ace, Ritchey WCS Streem Bars, Speedplay Pedals



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New mantra for life

Added to the side of the local watering hole. 'Nuff said. [IMG]http://i52.tinypic.com/1z9hjb.jpg[/IMG]Read More »

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Selle San Marco Mantra?

Has anyone tried the Selle San Marco Mantra saddle? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.Read More »

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