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    saddles with long rails?

    Looking for specs on saddles - specifically: rail length, as in how far forward on saddle do rails get on which saddles? I used to rock a 25 mm offset post, but with my Gravitydropper adjustable, to which I'm completely addicted, I need to get farther back. I'm also a weebit of a weightweenie. I currently have WTB Devo which is light and comfy, but it seems like someone must make a lightweight saddle with rails that connect farther forward; however, that manufacturer specification doesn't seem readily available.

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    i think they are all pretty comprable. maybe longer saddles like a silvarado will have longer rails?

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    Selle An-atomica, very long rails, very comfy.

    Brenda

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    thanks. after trying to find specs on this saddle, I find nothing wrt rail length or weight. It seems to be "the most comfortable" from various reviews, but my WTB Devo has never bothered me on even all-day rides. It seems impossible to compare rail lengths so I can figure out which will give me the most set-back.

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    Not sure this helps but GD were going to bring out a post with offset.

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    yes they mentioned this to me when I bought my Turbo 18 months ago but I've heard nothing since - where did you get your info? I haven't asked them in nearly a year about this.

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    I did just receive this info from Selle Italia customer service regarding rail length:

    ALL SLR MODEL = 70mm
    ALL FLITE MODELS = 65 mm
    ALL PROLINK MODELS = 68 mm
    ALL MAX FLITE MODELS = 65 mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by rshalit
    yes they mentioned this to me when I bought my Turbo 18 months ago but I've heard nothing since - where did you get your info? I haven't asked them in nearly a year about this.
    GD mentioned this in an e-mail to me about 6 months ago. They also showed some "I" beam versions in March of this year in Pink Bike. The "I" beam might give you more movement?

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    I saw the i-beam in March as well - I will look into it again thanks

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