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    Looking for light kids seat

    Need a cheap light saddle for son's 20" Hotrock. I'm finding great deals on light carbon adult seats for $20 but nothing smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardvette View Post
    Need a cheap light saddle for son's 20" Hotrock. I'm finding great deals on light carbon adult seats for $20 but nothing smaller.
    Depends on what kind of post it is but maybe check out BMX stuff. Danscomp is great. The seats are small and light to begin with. Some of them aren't meant to sit on though which is why they are small and light so you'll need to account for that if you imagine he will be sitting a lot.

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    We got a fantastic BMX race saddle ... Odessey Jnr ... sadly no longer made due to a lot going to pivotal seatposts but we got another before they went out of stock locally.
    I thought the kevlar bit was a gimmick TBH but for $15 delivered I thought what the heck..

    Literally hundreds of crashes later itís survived 3 or more saddles on my bikes... incredibly light and suitable size for a 20 to 24 bike kid...
    If you can still find any great but nwa_dadís suggestion on BMX saddles is a great one

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    Trail craft sells kids saddles. They are like 35$ and about 240g iirc. Not ultralight tho. I'd be interested if there is a super light option too.

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    I ended up ordering the ec90 carbon for $28. It's the same length as stock at 240mm and weighs 123 grams.

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    The other option I considered was the Spawn / Brood but I didn't want a pivotal since they don't have as much adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardvette View Post
    I ended up ordering the ec90 carbon for $28. It's the same length as stock at 240mm and weighs 123 grams.
    I currently have 2 of these and a 3rd one on order. I really like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    I currently have 2 of these and a 3rd one on order. I really like them.

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    That's great to hear since mine hasn't been delivered yet. Might order another for my bike!

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    Those are light and cheap! Its 143mm wide. That is about the same width and my seat. Do you think it matters to their sit bones and all that?

    Trailcraft seat is 240 length and 130mm wide and 270g. I like the size but not the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svinyard View Post
    Those are light and cheap! Its 143mm wide. That is about the same width and my seat. Do you think it matters to their sit bones and all that?

    Trailcraft seat is 240 length and 130mm wide and 270g. I like the size but not the weight.
    My theory is that children are so light they won't know the difference between the hip spacing. But being that they are so small I would recommend the 143.

    I used the 155 width for myself and my wife and it's very comfortable.

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    We used an SDG fly Jr. The ergonomics are pretty good, but it's heavy. I don't like wide seats on kids bikes as it makes it harder for them to get back behind the seat.

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    Tioga Spyder is a pretty cool option.
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    Another vote for SDG Fly Jr.

    It's rated at 260g (not too heavy actually), but very comfortable for younger riders. I'll take a few grams penalty over comfortable ride any day.

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    WTB Deva and Devo are great ones. They're short and a bit wider than most light saddles. Work great for kids and adults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Tioga Spyder is a pretty cool option.
    I use this on my main AM bike and it's going strong for 3+ years but I think it's too long for kids...

    Quote Originally Posted by dreys View Post
    Another vote for SDG Fly Jr.

    It's rated at 260g (not too heavy actually), but very comfortable for younger riders. I'll take a few grams penalty over comfortable ride any day.
    My 11 yr. old son has one and he loves it

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