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    Tune Komvor

    Any body have experience with these ?

    http://fairwheelbikes.com/tune-komvo...le-p-2202.html

    Any other saddle-suggestions are welcome too !

    Currently riding a SLR, really like that saddle,but as always....looking for something lighter

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    I imagine you'll have to raise the nose of the saddle to extreme angles to be able to sit on a horizontal area in the back. A saddle should be flat front-to-back, and rather be wide enough at the back that you don't slide off. That way you don't have to have the nose up in the air, which is not too comfortable on long climbs.

    If you put a saddle like this Tune with the front part flat, the uphill slope on the rear will constantly push you forwards, and you have to use your arms to keep yourselves in the correct position on the saddle.

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    thx ole !

    Any idea what would be a good alternative ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dex11
    thx ole !

    Any idea what would be a good alternative ?
    FRM Blackhole...almost identical to the Tune Concorde/Becker Carbon which aren't available for MTB anymore.
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    I had the Becker Carbon last year, but it broke on a crash. I didn't like it too much, it was too curved, and not wide enough in the back. Now I'm back on my old SLR Carbon, and even though the shell is much less flexible than the Becker, I like it a lot better. It doesn't push me forward, and I don't have to hold on so hard with my arms when climbing.

    We all have different pelvises, so what works for one rider doesn't work for another. Try as many different saddles as you can, then you get a feel for what fits you and what doesn't.


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    thx guys....

    What saddle are you using now Nino ? Did you ride the Blackhole yourself ?

    @ Ole

    I understand what you mean, but tying saddles at these prices is to much for me
    Maybe there is someone who likes the regular SLR too, and found something almost the same, only lighter.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dex11
    thx guys....

    What saddle are you using now Nino ? Did you ride the Blackhole yourself ?

    @ Ole

    I understand what you mean, but tying saddles at these prices is to much for me
    Maybe there is someone who likes the regular SLR too, and found something almost the same, only lighter.....
    I'm on Becker Carbones on my Winter-Bike and Roadbike, a Token Carbon on my Winter-commuter and now installed the Blackhole on my Summer-Bike...these saddles need to be mounted with the nose slightly up so you sit on the wider rear part which is super flexible and comfy. I don't like the SLRs. To each his own saddle

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    And about the tune Komvor? Do someone have the nem Komvor? Has anyone tested one? Is it as comfortable as the Speedneedle? Is there any opinion?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiCaçador
    And about the tune Komvor? Do someone have the nem Komvor? Has anyone tested one? Is it as comfortable as the Speedneedle? Is there any opinion?

    Thanks!
    I have only used it for a couple of rides, but it feels very similar to the Speedneedle it substitutes in Tune and my bike. And you don't need to raise the tip that much.
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    My white ones on the way.. What did it weigh? Would you shoot a picture of the top graphic and post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    My white ones on the way.. What did it weigh? Would you shoot a picture of the top graphic and post it?
    Sure, no prob, both in the same,
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    Looks good... Should get mine in a week

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    Love your bike... What's your future upgrades.. I'm gonna get the carbon XTR shifter brackets you have....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    Love your bike... What's your future upgrades.. I'm gonna get the carbon XTR shifter brackets you have....
    Changed to discs, so I had to upgrade my wheelset, I'll post it later here, I already posted on Mexico forum.

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    Great job! I saw the forum...
    The seats my last piece for this year..
    Unless I sell my old parts I got Lying around to go lightning.

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    Any carbon saddles that will work with a KCNC seatpost and have an SLR Flow (cut-out) shape?
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    doccoraje....are the rails the same as with the Speedneedle ? Kinda oval ? Could you post some pics of the rails ? thx...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldassracer
    Any carbon saddles that will work with a KCNC seatpost and have an SLR Flow (cut-out) shape?
    Maybe the Token Carbon?
    I use it on my Winter-commuter paired to a Token Carbon seatpost which has a similar clamp than the KCNC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dex11
    doccoraje....are the rails the same as with the Speedneedle ? Kinda oval ? Could you post some pics of the rails ? thx...
    No they are round, carbon with metal inserts over and under, I'll take some pics later.

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    Dex, hope this shows what you want.
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    Yup...Thx

    The grey oval layers, are those the metal sleeves you were talking about ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dex11
    Yup...Thx

    The grey oval layers, are those the metal sleeves you were talking about ?
    Yes, those are the steel strips. You can go to Fairwheel page for better pics.

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    Thx again...

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    Imo it's crap.
    I like a more curved saddle.
    Sold my speedneedle because I had rubbing probs with the side edges.
    Back in august 2010 I Bought a Komm-Vor because the sides are more curved downwards.
    Max rider weight is 90kg.
    I weigh 80kg, so thought it was safe.
    Used it on a Starkes Stück.
    Comfort was fine! But...
    Imho, the rails are to thin and weak, width 6,7mm and height 7,8mm.
    Other carbon railed saddles have thicker rails or at least are metal wrapped.
    The metal protectors on the rails are a laugh.
    They started to losen after my first ride so I had to glue them back on.
    Tightened only to about 4,5 NM, because the rails already started to bend at this torque.
    And to avoid creacking noises and to keep the metal strips at their place I wrapped the rails in heavy duc tape.
    Everything was fine.
    Untill yesterday: I discovered that one of the rails got broken.
    I used it on a 29'er hardtail and I ride mostly flat trails.
    My advise: use a good supporting seatpost, without the sharp edges like the Tune.
    sellers:
    Reduce max allowed rider weight, or advise to use it only for road and mild off-road use.

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    Wow, reviving the dead here!

    I had a Smud carbon saddle that was pretty comfy for a carbon seat. Weighed in at 66g. But the sharper edges put some nice bruises on my inner upper thighs. Need something that has more of a wrap around (traditional) nose to it. Been back on my heavy @$$ Aliante this past week and it feels great but just too heavy. Should have a Flite Carbonio on the way in the next couple of days. Will still be heavy compared to my Smud but lighter than the Aliante.

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