AX Lightness

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  • 06-07-2004
    mcms25
    AX Lightness
    Has anyone tried any of AX Lightness's saddles? If so what did you think about them? There aren't any reviews for them here for some reason.
  • 06-07-2004
    nino
    ultralight+comfortable!!
    i use such saddles on my roadbike and MTB as well.those are the lightest saddles available and even though noone will believe it they are really comfortable.the saddle shells are so thin that they flex a lot.they make for more comfort than you'll find on most other saddles.almost every year german magazines do comparison tests on different saddles and the AX-Lightness saddles are always at the top in comfort ratings! usually leader is the Fizik Aliante but a close second goes to these ultralight saddles.you can actually squeeze the shell with your hands.much softer than a SLR for example.

    i guess the reason that you don't see any reviews is the price as with the current $-exchange these saddles are really expensive.

    there are 3 different models to choose from:
    Sprint
    Endurance
    Apollo
    each is available in different versions with leather covers (coloured if needed) and SL (superlight) versions as well as reinforced ones.

    i have the Sprint on my roadbike and Endurance on my MTB.definitely try to avoid crashing (...) as these saddles could be hurt.
    AX-Lightness Sprint:
    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/AXSprint(16).jpg">
    AX-Lightness Endurance:
    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/Endurance78g(7).jpg">
    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/Endurance-seite(4).jpg">
  • 06-08-2004
    pedalAZ
    They're comfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mcms25
    Has anyone tried any of AX Lightness's saddles? If so what did you think about them? There aren't any reviews for them here for some reason.

    I have the MTB Comfortline Endurance model. It is bare carbon on the nose, but padded on the seatb ones area, and has little Kevlar inserts on the edges for falls. It started out on my Racer-X, until I crashed and broke the saddle. It was a goofy, uncoordinated fall where most of my weight landed on the edge of the saddle. AX-Lighntess repaired it (due to geography and shipping and customs, this took a long time, hint, hint). When I got it back, it sat on the shelf until I bought a road bike, where it is my regular road saddle now. My MTB has an SLR, which I don't mind crashing with, as they are more durable and more easily replaced (both financially and availability).

    It is more comfortable than the SLR, which is good for the longer road rides. The comfort is duel as Nino says, to the flexing of the shell under your body, and to the gently rolled sides.

    Mine weighs a little more than the ones Nino posted, as it has padding on the rear half, but it is still only 99 grams.
  • 06-08-2004
    mcms25
    I didn't see prices on the website. How much do they run for?

    Thanks,
    Rob
  • 06-08-2004
    nino
    180 - 231 Euro...
    take another look at the site. all prices are there just above every picture.they run from 215 up to 275 Euro ( 263 - 336 $) BUT those prices include 16% german tax which you don't have to pay!!
    so it's 180 - 231 Euro ( 220 - 282 $ )
    http://www.ax-lightness.de/englisch/productssaddle.htm
  • 06-08-2004
    Frankie - B
    New Tune stuff!!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nino
    .those are the lightest saddles available and even though noone will believe it they are really comfortable.

    Nino, That is not true anymore! I a few days or weeks the new Tune saddles will be available. They come in at 44/45 gr. If you want a peak go to:

    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/ph...pic.php?t=2220
  • 06-09-2004
    nino
    know.. i ordered 2 of them.
    i ordered them back in february when no one knew about them.mines are about to arrive these days.the first batch was delivered just last week...
    they are supposed to be stong enough for MTB too! can't wait to get mine:)
  • 06-09-2004
    morati
    Leather covers...
    When I bought my Endurance saddle I tried to get it with the leather cover but was told they are no longer available. The saddle much stiffer than my Aliante but IMO the shape is better (because of the rounded edges). Mine weighs 86grams and I've done 3hour rides on it with no problems. VERY EXPENSIVE!!!!
  • 06-10-2004
    Jan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nino
    they are supposed to be stong enough for MTB too! can't wait to get mine:)

    If you see on the weight weenies page, pyf writes: "Tune says ROAD ONLY (not for mtb)."
    Have you heard something else?
  • 06-10-2004
    nino
    2 versions...
    i should get mine tomorrow.i was told there are 2 versions with the 45g beeing the "heavy" one!!
    the "regular" ones will be just 39g and the "reinforced" ones 45g.definitely no MTB with the 39g version and only lighter riders can try it on a MTB...we will see.as said by tomorrow i should get mine.you bet i'll post some pics:P

    lot's of "..." but at such low weights i think heavy, reinforced and regular are pretty strange expressions.