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    different models of tune speedneedle saddles...

    is there a difference in the speedneedle saddles? marathon, alcantara, the colored ones? weight, size?
    which one to choose??

    thanks

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    Speedneedle
    Length: 260mm
    Width: 120mm
    Weight: 87g (Alcantara version), 97g (Leather version)
    The Alcantara cover is lighter but seems to be shorter lasting than the leather one. The Leather version is available in black, blue, red, white and yellow.

    Speedneedle Marathon
    Length: 260mm
    Width: 140mm
    Weight: 105g
    Black leather cover
    Last edited by sfer1; 07-04-2011 at 09:46 AM.

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    are they still available? in the UK at least they're making more 2nd hand, than the previous RRP retail price that poshbikes.com used to sell them

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    At least on their webpage Speedneedle is still on production.
    As for the differences, Alcantara and Leather are 125 mm wide, as well as the colored ones (Komvor), the Marathon is 135 mm wide with a leather cover. The edges are sharp on the Speedneedles, but it's a confortable saddle (for my butt) the carbon rails (wrapped with Kevlar) are solid enough to work with the KCNC type seatposts (New Ultimate, Extralite). On the Komvor, also very confy, beware of the early version, real thin carbon rails with no reinforcement, I broke mine with a New Ultimate seatpost, after that, I got the new version, with thicker reinforced rails, no problems so far, but I am using a Thomson type carbon lower craddle for extra peace of mind.
    By the way Sfer, where did you got those numbers? the ones on Tune site are the same as the measures I took from my saddles, Marathon and Komvor.

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    I got them from R2-Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
    I got them from R2-Bike.
    recently? I just checked that website & the speedneedle doesnt appear to be listed?

    I hadnt seen this saddle before.. they REALLY need to do a model without that horrible text all over it..
    http://translate.google.de/translate...://r2-bike.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    recently? I just checked that website & the speedneedle doesnt appear to be listed?

    I hadnt seen this saddle before.. they REALLY need to do a model without that horrible text all over it..
    http://translate.google.de/translate...://r2-bike.com
    Check it again, search for sattel, Tune, scroll down, the Speedneedle is below the KommVors.

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    i am getting one from fairwheelbikes in tucson and a mcfk seatpost... is it gonna be a big difference from my selle italia kit carbono flow that i am using right now??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrl View Post
    i am getting one from fairwheelbikes in tucson and a mcfk seatpost... is it gonna be a big difference from my selle italia kit carbono flow that i am using right now??
    I can't say about the carbonio flow, but it is very similar to the "normal" SLR. Excellent service from Fairwheel to Mex by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
    thanks for the link

    the speedneedle saddle has always been something I've lusted over, but never really considered until now..
    I didnt realise theres 3 different versions.
    http://www.tune.de/index.php?option=...mid=59&lang=en

    sorry to ask novice questions.. does anyone know if the seatrails will fit a trek madone seatmast?

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