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    Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle

    I was wondering if anyone is using this saddle - the one with the carbon rails.
    I heard they don't mount in the Specialized S-Works carbon seat post - is that right?
    If so, what seat post are you guy's using?

    Thanks

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    correct, they don't fit 8x8.5mm selle italia oval railed saddles. i switched my post for a 30.9 syntace P6. Thomson Masterpeice posts are also compatable (according to Thomson).

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    Easton

    I use an Easton EC90.

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    is this the seat that is 500 bucks?? i was reading this months issue of mountain bike action and saw one.

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    Not sure where you saw a $500 saddle in MBA. But on page 67 of the April issue, they show a $180 Selle SLR XC saddle. After I saw this I started thinking I could cut some weight off my Epic. After checking the Selle Italia web site I found the subject saddle. Cost is around $250 and weight is 120g (advertised).
    Anyway, it seems seat post options are a little scarce - because of the 30.9mm dia post used by Specialized and the oval rails used by the saddle. I was looking for a post with a little setback - which the Syntace and Easton don't have, as far as I can tell.
    I'll keep looking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckji
    Not sure where you saw a $500 saddle in MBA. But on page 67 of the April issue, they show a $180 Selle SLR XC saddle. After I saw this I started thinking I could cut some weight off my Epic. After checking the Selle Italia web site I found the subject saddle. Cost is around $250 and weight is 120g (advertised).
    Anyway, it seems seat post options are a little scarce - because of the 30.9mm dia post used by Specialized and the oval rails used by the saddle. I was looking for a post with a little setback - which the Syntace and Easton don't have, as far as I can tell.
    I'll keep looking...

    i also have to have setback on my seatposts (or my knees are in trouble!) both my bikes have the SLR Kit Carbonio Flow saddles.

    the last saddle i bought was the 2008 model for $170 i think it was from Masherz.

    my Stumpjumper has a 30.9mm Syntace P6 seatpost, the rail system on the post is able to position the saddle right back into my comfort zone.

    the Epic has a 27.2mm Ritchey WCS single bolt seatpost with a 8x8.5 wide rail kit, this post also has a setback right in my comfort zone. i'm using a USE 27.2-30.9 plastic seatpost shim - which i think is the best option when using a carbon post in an alloy frame.

    ...hope thats of some help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckji
    Not sure where you saw a $500 saddle in MBA. But on page 67 of the April issue, they show a $180 Selle SLR XC saddle. After I saw this I started thinking I could cut some weight off my Epic. After checking the Selle Italia web site I found the subject saddle. Cost is around $250 and weight is 120g (advertised).
    Anyway, it seems seat post options are a little scarce - because of the 30.9mm dia post used by Specialized and the oval rails used by the saddle. I was looking for a post with a little setback - which the Syntace and Easton don't have, as far as I can tell.
    I'll keep looking...
    I don't know man, if I was trying to do the weight weenie thing, I would do something you could really tell the difference with. Your not going to get much lighter by swapping out saddles. To each their own though.
    Livin' the dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckji
    Not sure where you saw a $500 saddle in MBA. But on page 67 of the April issue, they show a $180 Selle SLR XC saddle. After I saw this I started thinking I could cut some weight off my Epic. After checking the Selle Italia web site I found the subject saddle. Cost is around $250 and weight is 120g (advertised).
    Anyway, it seems seat post options are a little scarce - because of the 30.9mm dia post used by Specialized and the oval rails used by the saddle. I was looking for a post with a little setback - which the Syntace and Easton don't have, as far as I can tell.
    I'll keep looking...
    april 2009 issue. pg 16. its called a selle italia CX zero. its actually $569.95

    http://www.bikeman.com/SA5205.html?u...ign=GoogleBase

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    Quote Originally Posted by cth978
    april 2009 issue. pg 16. its called a selle italia CX zero. its actually $569.95

    http://www.bikeman.com/SA5205.html?u...ign=GoogleBase
    Sorry, my mistake. I was looking at Mountain Bike magazine...

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