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    I-Beam saddles and posts..?

    OK, I have an issue with regular rail style saddles, I keep bending and even braking them do to having to shift them back all the way even with setback seat posts. not only that but over time the saddle sags do to the rails bending and often times it'll start to squeak from the clamp after the rails are tweeked.

    Been looking at these SDG I-beam railed posts and saddles. Hoping I can use them to shift it back and set the saddle proper for me. it's supposed to be deliveried today or tomorrow but wanted to see how many people are using them and what they think? They just seem like an all around better system, can be had reasonably priced on sale here and there, seem lighter that railed saddle systems (not really a weight weenie but if I can affordably save weight I'll do it) and looks like it might be a tad more rugged. Kinda wondering why they haven't gotten more popular?

    I actually ordered a Setback SDG seat post but got the wrong size tube (yup, dumbass! ) but was reading around that they are really prone to cracking and having my fat butt on the thing plus shifting it way back will make that worse so I ordered another straight one from a more local shop as I'll get it faster (actually have it already ) and I'll ride it for a few weeks before returning the layback and decide if I'll get another layback or just get something else with the credit.

    anyway.. who's got one? whatcha think?
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    Due do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    Due do.
    ya, little more info might make a comment better? as in why?
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    The Saddle is very slender, the seat is allowed to be kept higher than typical.
    I like Sand - I don't like Witches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    The Saddle is very slender, the seat is allowed to be kept higher than typical.
    So get one of the other saddle models and lower the post, Really don't see issue yet
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    I-Beam saddles and posts..?-saddle.jpg



    got it today, 125 gram savings.. not that I care so much about that but I'll take a weight savings when it comes with other benefits. Quick ride around yard and I think I like the saddle it's self. Feels comfy somewhat, time will tell.

    it's green too.
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    What was meant by the size is it is easier to maneuver about, so it makes keeping a single, efficient Saddle height a little bit simpler.
    I like Sand - I don't like Witches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    What was meant by the size is it is easier to maneuver about, so it makes keeping a single, efficient Saddle height a little bit simpler.
    ah, but you don't like them?
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    Well i have two sets on my bikes, both from Kore. Never had any problem with them and i like that they offer a lot more adjustably than a typical rail system, this was the main reason why i bought them ... ohh, that and they seem a lot more quiet than the tradicional systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    ..... and i like that they offer a lot more adjustably than a typical rail system, this was the main reason why i bought them ....
    ya, reason I look into them and then got it..

    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    .....ohh, that and they seem a lot more quiet than the tradicional systems.
    and that too!
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    well, got a couple of rides in and got to say,... friggin YA!!! I like it a LOT better.. saddle is VERY comfortable, seat post is nice and stable, no squeaks or groans (yet anyway) I will get a layback post as I'm using a straight now and want the seat back farther without having to move it on the clamp.. it's almost to the end of the seat now. Few more rides and I'll be doing a review on TrailTireTV..
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