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I have been riding Arione's for a couple years and have started to have numbness issues. I've been trying a few different saddles and it seems the 132mm width is pretty ideal and I love the flat top for moving around on it. I would love an Arione with a cutout, but since that is not available, would the twin flex shell help the numbing issues?

On a related note - I noticed my oldest Arione has started to sag 3-4mm in the middle, could that be the cause of the numbess?

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Zach
 

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Arione's do break down after awhile. Mine is starting to make clicking and popping noises. I've heard about some riders having the shell crack. I took mine off my bike and I have been riding the past couple of days with a S.I. Filte Gel (old model). My lower back has been stiff, I tried a couple of changes with my position, but it's not getting better. I just ordered another Arione. They work for me.

The Arione's have 'Wing Flex', the Aliante's have 'Twinflex'. No experience with the Aliante's. I think the Aliante is about one of the saddles I have not tried.
 

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Dinosaur said:
The Arione's have 'Wing Flex', the Aliante's have 'Twinflex'. No experience with the Aliante's. I think the Aliante is about one of the saddles I have not tried.

Thanks for the reply - there is a model of Arione now with both Twin and Wing flex - I am hoping (praying?) that it will help out. I have been trying a Selle Italia Prolink Gel with cutout and have found it to be a bit too wide and I really dislike the 1 position nature of the saddle. I like to be able to slide around a bit on the saddle...
 

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Sorry, I can't help you there

Qstick333 said:
Thanks for the reply - there is a model of Arione now with both Twin and Wing flex - I am hoping (praying?) that it will help out. I have been trying a Selle Italia Prolink Gel with cutout and have found it to be a bit too wide and I really dislike the 1 position nature of the saddle. I like to be able to slide around a bit on the saddle...

I was unaware of the Arione with the Twin and Wingflex. I have never had problems with numbness. I do have hardware in my hip and femur and my saddle position is crucial.
Hope it works out..
 
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