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Customer reviews for San Marco Mantra Carbon Xsilite Rail Saddle

San Marco Mantra Carbon Xsilite Rail Saddle

The Mantra has a carbon fibre reinforced shell (C.F.R.P.) wrapped in San Marco's synthetic leather which is both breathable and durable. The shell is mated to ''Xsilite'' rails which were created specifically for professional racers and are much lighter and stronger than titanium due to a high percentage of silicon mixed with particles of titanium and carbon. Featuring the Selle San Marco patented No Shuffle system, the nose is significantly narrower to reduce thigh chafing for those of us sporting a knee-in riding style. The No Shuffle system is designed to reduce rubbing of the abductor muscles by 85%. BioFoam padding reduces weight and lasts longer than conventional padding.
Overall rating:
4.333 / 5
4.3
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5
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for San Marco Mantra Carbon Xsilite Rail Saddle
Review 1 for San Marco Mantra Carbon Xsilite Rail Saddle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Anonymous
Country:United Kingdom
Style:Road Cyclist
Gender:Male

Just doesn't agree with me...

PostedApril 16, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight, Looks great, eases pressure in center of saddle
Cons: Expensive, Uncomfortable, pressure points just outside of center
I purchased this saddle in order to ease numbness (numbness where you don't want to be numb). It does that job quite well, unfortunately it is rock hard and just doesn't wear in and soften up.
After quite a while of trying to get on with it I have given up and will be placing it on ebay. Expensive mistake.
I would say that with saddles its all about fit, it may be my a** is just too wide for this saddle.
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Review 2 for San Marco Mantra Carbon Xsilite Rail Saddle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Red98
Country:Sweden
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Its good looking and feels good

PostedSeptember 2, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Really nice saddle, good quality my nr one saddle from now on.
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Review 3 for San Marco Mantra Carbon Xsilite Rail Saddle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Jack79
Country:Brunei Darussalam
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Looks great and you'll love it

PostedJuly 23, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
I replaced my Fizik Arione which comes with the bike. This saddle caused numbness to the sensitive area sometimes during my 50-60km rides. So decided to try this saddle. The first ride feels uncomfortable in which I struggled to find the right position to seat on and kept adjusting forward and backward. My second and the following rides felt natural and comfortable. No numbness so far and the seat is really quality. It came with a beautiful box. Im really happy with my purchase and would recommend it for anyone who wants beautiful and quality saddle. I bought the red and black which suits my red bike.
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