Selle San Marco Azoto Triathlon Gel Saddles

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by booboo a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2005

Strengths:    Good for short rides (less than 2 hours for me), supportive, gel in the nose of the saddle is comfortable in the aero position

Weaknesses:    thigh chafing caused by the wide nose
tenderness in sit bone area caused by all the stitching

Bottom Line:   
I'm a scrawny runner (5'9", 140 lbs) that bought this saddle when I first started getting into triathlons. I did some searching on the internet and this saddle was supposed to be the bomb so i bought one, put it on my Cannondale CAAD5 roadbike along with some aerobars and thought I had a tri-bike. This saddle worked well for me when I was doing Olympic distance races and my longest rides were around 2 hours. Once I moved up to riding over 2 hours I started having problems with the saddle. First, the nose is extremely wide and caused chafing on the insides of my thighs on longer rides. Second, there's a lot of stitching going on in the sit bones area that ground away at my arse and shorts on longer rides. I've since gotten rid of the saddle and gone back to my Selle Italia Flite saddle.

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Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Flite

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by runswim01 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2004

Strengths:    COMFORTABLE, gel dampens vibration and relieves all pressure, perfect for going aero, Titanium rails (niiiice), lightweightweight even for the amount of gel in there

Weaknesses:    a bit wide of a nose, but one can always get the aspide triathlgel if they don't like this. Only causes minor chafing, no big deal, this happens with all saddles anyway. Benefits outweigh this greatly.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great saddle. The gel nose is perfect for sitting on the nose on the aerobars, and there is no pain or discomfort from pressure. The nose is a bit wide which can chafe, but this is way better than pressure soreness. A very well designed saddle, well worth the price.

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Favorite Ride:   Wisconsin's hilly country roads

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek saddles, generic ones

Bike Setup:   BP Stealth AC-Tri aluminum aerodynamic triathlon geometry frame, Profile Carbon X Bars, Profile BDC fork, Shimano R540 wheels, Shimano 105, Ultegra, and Dura Ace, Thomson Elite seapost, Selle San Marco Azoto Triathgel saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trashbox a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2003

Strengths:    Gel padding throughout the saddle. It has a wide nose and extra padding in the nose to support the aero positioned rider.

Weaknesses:    More expensive than other saddles out there, but worth the extra money for a triathlete.

Bottom Line:   
The saddle is incredible comfortable. It is hard to find a saddle that works well in the aero position, but this was made just for it.

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Favorite Ride:   The ride I am on

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Dragon Sports

Similar Products Used:   Quintana Roo saddle, and Selle Italia saddle.

Bike Setup:   QR Tequilo with Ultegra. Carbon blade seat post helps also.

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