Best / Light saddle Value

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  • 01-04-2013
    Rod
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    It's a cheese grater - no matter how nice your chamois is. I'd say it is much better for road riding and at durations not too long. Even on a full suspension, the Spyder is not a pleasure to sit on. When there are excellent WTB Saddles available such as the Silverado with carbon rails (170g), with Ti rails (200g) or the Devo SLT at 215g or the Rocket V SLT at 215g - all of which you can sit on for hours at a time with no wincing in pain - why save a mere 28 - 73g to ride a cheese grater?:madman:

    Their D Spyder model is the only one recommended for off road use and it is short, uncomfy and well....if you don't sit very much on your rides it's not too bad.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/5640589126/" title="The new cheese grater... by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5226/5640589126_aa42afb5fb_m.jpg" width="220" height="220" alt="The new cheese grater..."></a>

    MInd over matter aside, your "matter" will hurt and not enjoy the ride.

    Been there, tried that. Contact points: saddle, grips, pedals. Why suffer on those 3?

    BB

    I have a friend who exclusively uses this saddle and I find it comfortable too. To each his own. I also love the WTB seats that were mentioned here too. I've done 12 hour race on the silverado.
  • 01-04-2013
    coling
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    I got my like new Selle Italia SLR for $30 on CL. comfy and saved me weight.
  • 01-07-2013
    farmerokbag
    me too,I love my Spyder Twin Tail.
  • 01-07-2013
    briscoelab
    Toupe Pro (with carbon rails) is 132g in the 142mm width. Love that saddle. Also, it isn't that expensive.

    Fizik Antares carbon braided is next in line.

    For really light and durable my vote is a Tune Speedneedle. My wife has one that is 3-4 years old and it is still great.
  • 01-07-2013
    Burnt-Orange
    I use the charge cycles knife
    not the lightest at 190 grams but super comfy


    Sj
  • 03-12-2013
    2239968
    For what its worth the same saddle offered on eBay is also on amazon and is available with prime. I might try it out. If it doesn't work out return shipping should be way easier.

    Put B006THITEW into amazon search to check it out
  • 03-15-2013
    Zachua
    Best / Light saddle Value
    I'm looking for a light weight saddle And seat post and noticed a lot of folks like the tioga spyder twin tail, but I also noticed that some folks complained of it breaking after a short while. I think I read that tioga recommends replacing yearly and the twin tail is only designated as a road saddle on their site.

    I like the looks of the sella italia slr models. a tad more expensive than the tioga but I'm thinking probably will last longer.

    any thoughts?
  • 03-15-2013
    scottz123
    I bought a demo Selle Italia SLR XC Saddle (170g) of ebay for $66. It's like new

    No experience with it on the bike yet.
  • 03-16-2013
    trueblue01gt
    i like the bontrager rxl carbon rail.
  • 03-17-2013
    roaringboy
    Re: Best / Light saddle Value
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post
    Toupe Pro (with carbon rails) is 132g in the 142mm width. Love that saddle. Also, it isn't that expensive.

    This is my next saddle. I have the chromo railed version on my singlespeed. Very comfy. Nice and flexy and I like the cut out down the middle. 132g is a good weight too.

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  • 03-17-2013
    GelatiCruiser
    Re: Best / Light saddle Value
    I have a Giant Talon 29er 2 and would like to give a carbon seat post and saddle a shot. I'm looking at the fly xii saddles/posts... Anyone know what size I need?
  • 03-17-2013
    joe_bloe
    <200g titanium-rail saddles $30 shipped on eBay
    This guy is selling Origin8 Torque Lite Pro saddles with Ti rails, for $30 shipped. Claimed weight is <200g. They look good to me--so good, I bought one for my son, and one for myself. I'll report back once I've received them.

    Titanium Railed Road Bike Seat Origin 8 Torque Lite Pro Saddle 200g New | eBay
  • 03-18-2013
    Zachua
    Best / Light saddle Value
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by roaringboy View Post
    This is my next saddle. I have the chromo railed version on my singlespeed. Very comfy. Nice and flexy and I like the cut out down the middle. 132g is a good weight too.

    Sent from my XT890 using Tapatalk 2

    this is a specialized, correct?
  • 03-18-2013
    WickedLite
    Tioga twin tails are not a bad ride and they're lite. I put them on my kids mtbs. I wouldn't trust them for all mountain but xc is no prob. It doesn't chew your shorts up like you think.

    I ride Selle Teknologika SLR (130g) on my all mountain and fat bike. SLR Flow (100) on my xc racer. I love this saddles weight, look and feel. It's the only one that doesn't hurt on my bony butt and I'm glad I found it. Pretty penny.... butt... worth it
  • 03-30-2013
    jredling
    Just picked up a wtb carbon silver ado for my enduro for 143.00. Regular price was 250.00. 170 grams. Saved me 110 grams from my stock henge saddle.
  • 03-30-2013
    roaringboy
    Re: Best / Light saddle Value
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Zachua View Post
    this is a specialized, correct?

    It is indeed.

    Sent from my XT890 using Tapatalk 2
  • 03-30-2013
    dthomp325
    You could get a Tundra 2 take off on eBay for $50, The Pro's Closet has them all the time. Just make sure to double check the model number, since many are OEM saddles that don't match the weight spec of the aftermarket versions. The base model is 10 grams heavier than that SLR XP posted above (190 grams), but actually comfortable. I use mine for rides between 20-35 miles over technical terrain. I prefer a flat saddle with a smooth material and no holes or stitching. Fizik's flexible shell design works wonders for me. I would stay far away from road type saddles that have those two little bulges that stick out on the back (like the SLR XP and the carbon saddles). If you're riding technical terrain with your ass behind the saddle and hit an unexpected bump, those pointy ends will give you quite the surprise to your gut and/or nads, stick with flat backed saddles for mtb. You also want a broad nose for when you're climbing really steep trails, and you need all your weight forward.
  • 04-09-2013
    scottz123
    I bought a demo Selle Italia SLR XC Saddle (170g) of ebay for $66. It's like new.

    Update:
    Went on two, 2hour mtb rides recently. So far, so good as far as comfort is concerned.
  • 04-09-2013
    phlegm
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scottz123 View Post
    I bought a demo Selle Italia SLR XC Saddle (170g) of ebay for $66. It's like new.

    Update:
    Went on two, 2hour mtb rides recently. So far, so good as far as comfort is concerned.

    There seem to be a lot of demo saddles out there. Are we suspecting piracy, or does it seem legit?
  • 04-09-2013
    scottz123
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    There seem to be a lot of demo saddles out there. Are we suspecting piracy, or does it seem legit?

    That's a good question. The seller on ebay seemed legit here in the states. From what I remember, he had one of different models of the Selle Italia saddles - like he was a salesman. The seat has an actual "permanent emblem" that says the seat name, model and weight.
  • 04-12-2013
    TechniKal
    'Cutter' carbon saddle from Competitive Cyclist:

    Cutter Road Saddle Pack - Deluxe - Carbon Rail - Competitive Cyclist

    $26, including some cheap bar tape. Mine weighed in at 155g. I have no idea what durability will be like, but the weight/price combo is hard to beat.
  • 04-12-2013
    phlegm
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    Wow, normally $180 for $26?

    Seems like a dedicated road saddle tho.
  • 04-13-2013
    TechniKal
    Yeah - I'm not sure if the focus on 'Road' is due to durability issues, or because of the include bar tape in the pack. FWIW I use bar tape for my grips on my mtb, but the stuff included is not great quality.

    I've only gotten a couple of rides on the saddle so far, but it seems fine. Speaking to saddle comfort is problematic as everyone is different, but it is fine for me. The cover is a bit 'grabby' on shorts - hopefully that's something that diminishes after it's got some wear on it.

    I think I'll pick up a couple of more. The price + weight is too hard to pass up.