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    Tioga Spyder Saddle - 140g

    http://www.amazon.com/Tioga-Spyder-C...918436&sr=1-26

    What do you guys think of this saddle? Is it worth the $80?
    do u think it will crack easily?
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    not sure but 140g saddle with a 7lb shipping weight. must need lots of protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    http://www.amazon.com/Tioga-Spyder-C...918436&sr=1-26

    What do you guys think of this saddle? Is it worth the $80?
    do u think it will crack easily?
    Tioga recommends replacing it once a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Tioga recommends replacing it once a year.
    reference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    reference?
    The literature that is included with the saddle and the FAQ on their site. Pretty simple to find.
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    Not what was asked, but if it has the little rubber bumpers on the back end of it? Don't bother. I had a demo version with these, right on the little points at the back end? Every time I went off the back end, it caught my shorts on the way back up, badly. Almost tore them a few times. Dumb place for sticky rubber bits.....

    And yes, what Shiggy said, once a year replace....

    Surprisingly? Much more comfortable than one might expect
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    does the "replace every year" idea apply to every saddle such as fizik or selle italia?
    or is it just poor durability of tioga?

    and is it a suggestion or requirement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    does the "replace every year" idea apply to every saddle such as fizik or selle italia?
    or is it just poor durability of tioga?

    and is it a suggestion or requirement?
    It's based on their unique design, the materials used, and the anticipated usage patterns of the average rider who might purchase such a saddle. It might go much longer, but if you buy it, use it hard for a year, and replace it, you'll be covered in terms of it not breaking and possibly hurting you. Go longer at your own peril/discretion.
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    you might like this.... http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/4066886/

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    LOL it would last my dad about half a ride. He is particularly hard on saddles. (bent/cracked rails ect)

    But to the OP it doesnt look like it would be very comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Not what was asked, but if it has the little rubber bumpers on the back end of it? Don't bother. I had a demo version with these, right on the little points at the back end? Every time I went off the back end, it caught my shorts on the way back up, badly. Almost tore them a few times. Dumb place for sticky rubber bits.....

    And yes, what Shiggy said, once a year replace....

    Surprisingly? Much more comfortable than one might expect
    So, basically your saddle attempted to "pants" you, every time you went behind the saddle

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    I had one on my road bike for awhile. It is extremely light, and has a cool factor. But in the end (pun intended) I couldn't quite get used to it and replaced it. It was great for the first 35-40 miles and after that it started getting uncomfortable. Now it sits in my bedroom awaiting Ebay.

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    Someone gave me one. It cracked in perhaps a month of intermittent use. I wouldn't recommend it.

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    great! this saddle has been forgotten about... now whats a lightweight (#1 priority) and comfy (2nd priority) saddle that's around 50?
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    most saddles break in. these wear out. super comfy though.
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    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    I've read reviews to the effect that the Spyder wears down lycra shorts reall rapidly, as it has a cheese grater effect.

    Can anyone verify this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPark
    So, basically your saddle attempted to "pants" you, every time you went behind the saddle
    Pretty much, but more correctly, rip two slots down the front side of my shorts, making a door kinda like the drop seat on a union suit, except in front
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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