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  1. #1
    Dad is offline
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    XXS Saddle for a budding Emily Batty

    Yes, I'm a biased a proud dad, but my little blonde ten year old girl is an utter monster on the XC trails, blowing away pretty much everyone else in our club, male or female, under the age of 13. She's a bit of a phenom. Not pushed - having tons of fun. She has an awesome bike (Ibis Tranny XS) - very light and nicely set up for her ultra-tinyness.

    All apart from one thing I've not been able to crack yet.

    I need a super small and super light saddle. Like, almost literally made for a doll. Preferably carbon/titanium to do the bike justice.

    I've searched high and low but can't find anyone that stocks them.

    Any ideas to help create the next Emily Batty (her current hero).


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    Have you checked out BMX mini seats? The fancy ones really aren't meant to be sat on for the most part, so you might not get the bling factor in something she'd want to sit and pedal on for awhile, but they do come small. Typically have a really short integrated seatpost too, so you'd probably have to mod that.

    There's a bunch of leaner style models out there too, but something like this might possibly work.

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    turtles make me hot
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    My son's Gary Fisher came with a saddle that looks like the ones posted above and he didn't like it. I looked for something else for him and couldn't find anything small that wasn't a toy.
    I ended up trying the Specialized saddle that came on my 08 Stumpjumper. It was too small for me. I put it on his bike and he said it was perfect. It's getting swapped onto his new 26er this weekend.
    Maybe look at Speshy's woman's saddles.
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    Maybe something like this

    I bought a kids specific saddle when I built up a frame for my son. Now my very undersized 9 year old rides it. This is nicer though.

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    Birdman aka JMJ
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    I kinda went the other direction - I took the tiny stock saddle & integrated post off my daughter's HotRock 12 and installed a HotRock 16 saddle and Odyssey aluminum seatpost. The HotRock 12 saddle was about the same size as the mini BMX saddles.

    I'd also considered a Velo youth saddle:
    Velo Scion S1 Juvenile Saddle > Components > Saddles and Seatposts > Saddles | Jenson USA

    ... however I lucked into an old Hotrock 16 saddle, which I recovered with black vinyl to match her bike. Not too difficult.

    Picture here:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post

    Any ideas to help create the next Emily Batty (her current hero).
    Tioga D Spyder Saddle Seat BMX Racing MTB Fixed Gear Fixie Pink | eBay

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