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    saddle rails: Ti vs. Vanox

    Regarding Selle Italia saddles (specifically SLR variants) - what is Vanox? Best I can determine is that Vanox is a fancy name for vanadium/steel alloy. Is it stronger than Ti, lighter than Ti, ?? My guess is that it falls somewhere between Ti and CrMo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated
    Regarding Selle Italia saddles (specifically SLR variants) - what is Vanox? Best I can determine is that Vanox is a fancy name for vanadium/steel alloy. Is it stronger than Ti, lighter than Ti, ?? My guess is that it falls somewhere between Ti and CrMo.
    Vanox, as used in Sella Italia saddles, is a titanium alloy.
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    ummm, vanox is just their trade name for a vanadium steel alloy they use. Sella Italia and Vetta were two companies that looked into using Manganese and Vanadium steel alloys first as alternatives to Chromoly, steel, and titanium saddle rails.
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    as I suspected

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    ummm, vanox is just their trade name for a vanadium steel alloy they use. Sella Italia and Vetta were two companies that looked into using Manganese and Vanadium steel alloys first as alternatives to Chromoly, steel, and titanium saddle rails.
    So, do they use Vanox because it is stiffer than Ti? I doubt it is stronger, but I'm hoping that selecting a Vanox rail seat will reduce chance of bending a rail.
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    steel will

    generally be heavier and stronger, it is also cheaper. if you are worried about
    bending a rail i would go with the steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny_mac View Post
    generally be heavier and stronger, it is also cheaper. if you are worried about
    bending a rail i would go with the steel.
    Well talk about bringing a thread back from the dead.

    I'm a Clydesdale for the most part, and I had a WTB Silverado saddle with CroMO rails, on FS bike, and broke the left side rail clean through, when taking a hard hit going downhill. I have the same saddle with TI rails on my hardtail, but in the future I definitely don't think I'd opt for carbon, or TI rails. I wanted to buy the Selle Italia saddle, but not sure I will.

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    Wow, reviving this after 9 years must be a new record.

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