Selle Italia Sphere Saddles

1.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Shock Absorbing Elastomer System
  • Available In Vanadium Tube And Manganese Tube


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by kcda28 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 5, 2004

    Strengths:    looks.......and looks

    Weaknesses:    weight,comfort,geometry,

    Bottom Line:   
    oh dear!!!what the hell is this. i think i will be impotent soon from this junk. the saddle nose has too much gel and i feel like being rogered whenever there is a bump on the road. also it is heavy.only saving grace is that it looks cool in my red and yellow stiching version

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    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   hong kong

    Similar Products Used:   selle italia prolink genuine gel(this is a far superior piece of work)

    Bike Setup:   giant tcr composite team,ksyilium elite wheels,utegra components with 2004 dura ace crank,use carbon aero seatpost,profile carbon stryker bar


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by downunderracer a Road Racer from Melbourne

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Light?

    Weaknesses:    Uncomfortable
    Not enough compliance


    Bottom Line:   
    I have to agree with Duncan, this saddle is the pits. Just when I thought my bum was getting used to it, I get saddle sores for the first time ever. I don't think it will ever be comfortable. And it's started to squeek - so loud it even drowns out the squeeking of my knees! What sort of maintenance fixes that?

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    Favorite Ride:   Anywhere with a smooth surface

    Purchased At:   Melbourne Bicycle Ce

    Similar Products Used:   Old Selle Italia

    Bike Setup:   Raceline Giro (105) with Velocity Deep-V rims


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by BSn a Road Racer from The Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2001

    Strengths:    Fairly good seat

    Weaknesses:    skweaks if not maintained !!

    Bottom Line:   
    Not to expansive, fairly good seat.
    If maintained its an ok saddle

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    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   JanJanssen Shimano-RX100 Mavic-cxp21 conti-gp3000


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Duncan a Recreational Rider from New Jersey

    Date Reviewed: August 11, 2001

    Strengths:    NONE

    Weaknesses:    Lack of durability.

    Bottom Line:   
    This seat is a piece of garbage. It came as part of the factory setup on my 2300. It squeaks and creaks continuously when riding. Even the seat on my JC Penny bike from when I was 12 was not this loud. It is almost embarrassing! After only 500 miles the rails separated completely from the seat. The rails were attached through a rubber gasket in what I assume was some supposed fancy shock absorber. In fact all they did was design in a stupidly weak point in the saddle that dose not stand the strain of a normal ride. What a relief...now I have a genuine excuse to get something better. Selle is a reputable company and should be ashamed of themselves for even making such a piece of %^*&#. If you read the reviews on Trek bikes, many have the advice of "lose the seat"...now I know why. It gets only 1 star because there is no 0 star rating.

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    Similar Products Used:   Selle XO

    Bike Setup:   Trek 2300, Ultegra components



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