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    Broken Rails

    I got one of the fancy new saddles that Specialized put out -- the Alias I think, with Titanium rails. After a few months of riding (nothing with big hits) the rails snapped right next to the clamp. My LBS said Specialized doesn't warranty it, but sometimes they'll make an exception. So I'm without a seat for a few days until they get back to me.

    Has anyone had Ti rails snap before? I thought Ti was as strong or stronger than steel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    I thought Ti was as strong or stronger than steel?
    Dude that sucks. I've got a Rival saddle w/ Ti rails and I really like it...

    FYI Ti is, I believe, almost as strong as steel, and almost as light as aluminum. Sort of a nice combo of the two. (And it sounds cool.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkdog
    Dude that sucks. I've got a Rival saddle w/ Ti rails and I really like it...

    FYI Ti is, I believe, almost as strong as steel, and almost as light as aluminum. Sort of a nice combo of the two. (And it sounds cool.)
    i never liked the specialized seats. on my hardrock the rails bent in and on my SX Trail the plastic got damaged. i'm planning on trying to warrenting my seat, but the one on my hardrock i threw away... after cutting off the rails to release it from the seat post

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