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Old 09-19-2021, 03:32 PM
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Alas, of all the saddles I've tried the Arione was probably the worse fit.. I can't use flat saddles so probably the Berk won't work for me.
Don't count it out - the Lupina is NOT flat. The shape is nothing like the Arione. Both just happen to work with my undercarriage.
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Old 09-19-2021, 03:37 PM
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Thank you!

Yeah, the saddle feels really comfortable (just like the spesh power I use in all my other bikes), just a bit harsh after a while but definitely I am not giving up on it yet. Perhaps I should get bibs with more cushion ^^.. any recommendation?
Give it time, and I bet you will come to appreciate it.

Bibs.....that's a whole different equation and subject that is up to debate, as everyone has their preference. You probably know my preference by now and have seen the discount for PL members. I rode today on Vardena's bibs on a bare carbon 3K Berk for 30 plus miles and had zero issues. Berk saddles are not flat and will flex, hence the comfort.

Give me a shout if you have any questions regarding.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:55 PM
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Got it

I'll keep my eye for a white Lupina one as suggested above.. I do think it would look nice as well, but the current one should serve me well in the meanwhile

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Don't count it out - the Lupina is NOT flat. The shape is nothing like the Arione. Both just happen to work with my undercarriage.
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Old 09-19-2021, 10:00 PM
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Thanks, will do!

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Give it time, and I bet you will come to appreciate it.

Bibs.....that's a whole different equation and subject that is up to debate, as everyone has their preference. You probably know my preference by now and have seen the discount for PL members. I rode today on Vardena's bibs on a bare carbon 3K Berk for 30 plus miles and had zero issues. Berk saddles are not flat and will flex, hence the comfort.

Give me a shout if you have any questions regarding.
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Old 09-22-2021, 11:25 AM
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Wow, what a sweet ride! FYI, I swear by my Lupina's... Ive done 200 mile plus rides on mine. They kinda of develop a hammock like ride, not to different from the early flites. In fact, thats the saddle they remind me most of, except you get the comfort from the cutaway as well.

I am completely blown away by this build! The coolest part is that it is fairly bulletproof.

Ironically, I have a set of the Fibula's sitting on my shop desk...I replaced them with EE's.

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Old 09-23-2021, 02:04 AM
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Thanks Stephen,
Good to know about the Lupina being like an early Flite with a cutout, definitely worth a try.
That's like +4 for the EE's and 0 for the Fibulas so far.. I guess I should take a hint

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Wow, what a sweet ride! FYI, I swear by my Lupina's... Ive done 200 mile plus rides on mine. They kinda of develop a hammock like ride, not to different from the early flites. In fact, thats the saddle they remind me most of, except you get the comfort from the cutaway as well.

I am completely blown away by this build! The coolest part is that it is fairly bulletproof.

Ironically, I have a set of the Fibula's sitting on my shop desk...I replaced them with EE's.

Stephen
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:55 AM
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Brilliant looking bike. If I may offer an observation, the stem logo kinda sticks out. But something about this bike just looks so balanced and proper. Almost makes me think about wanting a carbon frame! One of the best looking bikes I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy!
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:14 AM
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The ONLY saddle that gave me pain right out the door, was the airone. i hated it.

but guess what?! The lupina is supremely comfortable for me.
do not count the lupina out. it is the most comfortable saddle that I have used.

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Old 09-24-2021, 12:10 PM
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The ONLY saddle that gave me pain right out the door, was the airone. i hated it.

but guess what?! The lupina is supremely comfortable for me.
do not count the lupina out. it is the most comfortable saddle that I have used.
It's weird how saddles are like that, right?
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:40 AM
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Thank you!
Yeah you are right.. I was thinking about removing the stem logo or switch it to black.

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Brilliant looking bike. If I may offer an observation, the stem logo kinda sticks out. But something about this bike just looks so balanced and proper. Almost makes me think about wanting a carbon frame! One of the best looking bikes I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy!
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:44 AM
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There's no replacement for actually testing a saddle I suppose ^^

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It's weird how saddles are like that, right?
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:25 AM
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Nice looking bike and very nice components.
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Old 11-18-2021, 02:15 PM
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Poster for weight weenies website. Love the build and choice of parts
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Old 11-19-2021, 12:17 PM
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Lightweight wheelset is like kick below the waistline...wonderful bike!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:32 PM
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I love an Argonaut and this one sure is a beauty.
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