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    Stronger seat for Clyde

    I am currently on my third seat, I keep bending the rails. I bent two bontrager seats pretty badly and today my first day with a WTB speed v comp I bent the rails, not too badly hopefully can get some more rides out of it. I love this saddle design and feel but I need a saddle with stronger rails. Any recomendations for a saddle with either replaceable rails or stronger ones that I will not bend?

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    Couple things.
    1. Is your saddle positioned to where the clamp is on the middle portion of the usable space on the rails? If not, you're setting yourself up for more saddle failure.
    2. When riding over the rough stuff, you gotta lift your backside off the saddle. Use your legs to absorb impact of the trail, not your backside and the seat.

    With all that being said, your WTB saddle is one of the most comfortable saddles out there. Just keep the fore/aft positioning neutral so if and when you do take a hard hit you're not putting all your weight on one end of the saddle.

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    On top of this ^^^

    The WTB Speed V uses cheap steel rails. I would step up to the WTB Pure V Race as it uses Cromoly
    Steel rails which will be stronger.

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