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    Is this a road seat?

    My LBS just gave this to me to try out.....said I could keep it if I liked it....carbon rails (that arent rounded)....super light and a bad ass looking saddle. I just got the Raceface Next SL carbon seatpost and it appears that the rails on the saddle arent going to jive with the ones on the seatpost. Any thoughts here?

    Fizik Arione CX Carbon K:ium Rail Saddle at BikeTiresDirect

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    That wont fit on a 29er
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Perfectly normal rails, and I love Fizik saddles. Have a similarly shaped Rondine on my SS bike.

    My favorite is Antares.

    But, why, or why, why? People discuss SADDLES in 29er components forum?

    Do 29er riders have a differently shaped ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    My LBS just gave this to me to try out.....said I could keep it if I liked it....carbon rails (that arent rounded)....super light and a bad ass looking saddle. I just got the Raceface Next SL carbon seatpost and it appears that the rails on the saddle arent going to jive with the ones on the seatpost. Any thoughts here?

    Fizik Arione CX Carbon K:ium Rail Saddle at BikeTiresDirect


    Get a compatible seat post perhaps? AFAIK Fizik's don't have oval rails so it should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Perfectly normal rails, and I love Fizik saddles. Have a similarly shaped Rondine on my SS bike.

    My favorite is Antares.

    But, why, or why, why? People discuss SADDLES in 29er components forum?

    Do 29er riders have a differently shaped ass?
    They have weird shaped rails that dont look like they securely fit into my seatpost clamps...I don't want an ALMOST fit cruising down the trails....I can easily get another seat but would have to buy it...this was a one off and I was just hoping it would have worked.

    P.S. where would you have posted a saddle thread? General?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    That wont fit on a 29er
    I agree, might work on 650B though

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    I had one of those on my road bike, absolutely hated it. My pecker was numb for a week after a 60 mile ride. Went back to a Flite

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    They have weird shaped rails that dont look like they securely fit into my seatpost clamps...I don't want an ALMOST fit cruising down the trails....I can easily get another seat but would have to buy it...this was a one off and I was just hoping it would have worked.

    P.S. where would you have posted a saddle thread? General?
    The saddle in the link you posted has normal size/shaped metal rails and fit in standard seat post clamps.

    It is entirely OK to post here about ANY component you may use on your 29er. Does not have to be 29er-specific. Post where you feel comfortable asking your questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddublu View Post

    P.S. where would you have posted a saddle thread? General?
    You could

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    The link you provided is the Kium rail version with CF base. You probably meant the carbon rail version.

    In general, CF rails work with posts that clamp from the top and bottom (most 2-bolt posts) but not those that clamp from the sides and most 1-bolt posts. They are known to work well with Thompsons, Eastons, 3T, and of course the Fizik post.

    If in doubt, send Fizik an email. They have a fairly good list of compatible models. Don't try to use a non-conforming post, you'll just break the rails and have an unpleasant experience.
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    ddublu, I ride an Arione on both my road and cx bikes and it's my favorite saddle for those diciplines. Due to the length and shape of the saddle I don't think it's good for MTBs however. It would be really hard to get behind when running saddle height at optimum pedaling position.

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    Does it matter if it's a "road" saddle? If it fits you, feels comfortable and gets the job done, just ride it!
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    Depends on what bike you put it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    That wont fit on a 29er
    Even with a 29er specific Thomson? I call bs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Even with a 29er specific Thomson? I call bs.
    yeah - Thomson makes an 29er adapter shim, I forgot about that.
    but who wants shims? (if you can avoid it)

    Or are you saying that they have a new post out that is completely 29er specific?
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    yeah - Thomson makes an 29er adapter shim, I forgot about that.
    but who wants shims? (if you can avoid it)

    Or are you saying that they have a new post out that is completely 29er specific?
    This.

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    I should go to InterBike more often then!

    I'd be better versed in the new breakthroughs

    But back to the saddle, how do they address the 'reach' issue when using 29er handlebars?
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    I have been running 650b shims on a 26er seat post with a 29er specific saddle for a while now without fail.

    Has anyone used 26er or 650b pedals on a 29er yet?
    What did you do to get it to work?

    I just want to open my options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I have been running 650b shims on a 26er seat post with a 29er specific saddle for a while now without fail.

    Has anyone used 26er or 650b pedals on a 29er yet?
    What did you do to get it to work?

    I just want to open my options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schott View Post
    They work as long as you replace the bearings in the muffler. Good luck.
    Muffler bearings are only on a Honda, this is bicycle forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Muffler bearings are only on a Honda, this is bicycle forum.
    I think he actually meant to say the Johnson Rod.
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