HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:44 am
Posts: 32
Anyone have experience with these?

Put in a couple of weeks riding on my new CAAD 10 now, and I'm finding the Prologo Kappa Evo saddle it came with a bit uncomfortable, largely I think because there isn't much of a cut-out. (Sit bones seem fine).
Was particularly notable when I did a long stint in the drops & pushing moderately hard about half way through a 3 hour ride today.
I'm thinking to stick with it for a while, as perhaps it's just "breaking-in" (and I do like that it matches the frame paint), but I've started eyeballing what's out there while looking for distractions from my thesis :roll:
LBS has the above noted Serfas saddles for $149, which is actually less than their msrp per serfas's website.
Weight is 155g with carbon rails, which is about 100g less than the Kappa.
Most notably, it has a large cut-out to take care of our good buddy, the perineal artery.

Appreciate any thoughts, reviews or feedback!

EDIT
*added link:
https://www.serfas.com/products/view/20 ... e%7C75%7C1

_________________
2013 CAAD 10 105
My wallet gets more weight-weenie by the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:11 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:44 am
Posts: 32
Hmm, lots of views, no thoughts, is this a relatively obscure brand then?
To be honest, I'd not really heard of them before, though I see their saddles in a few of the LBS.
Forum search only turned up references to some wheels/tires they made (and those posts were a few years old)

_________________
2013 CAAD 10 105
My wallet gets more weight-weenie by the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Posts: 108
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Hey There,
I don't know if it helps you out or not, but I've used THIS https://www.serfas.com/products/view/207/referer:products%7Cindex_riding_style%7C75%7C2 Serfas saddle for a couple of years on my travel bike.
It seems to use the same shape as the one you indicated although the flexibility may be somewhat different given the carbon base.
I've found this to be extremely comfortable even for 8 hour rides. The only thing that is a negative for me is the tail section, where I prefer the slight up curve that my favorite San Marco saddles provide.
In a nutshell, if you have ever wished for a more flexible Selle Italia slr, this is it.
Best Regards,
Monkeyburger

_________________
http://ocdlikeme.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 5:43 am
Posts: 156
The Serfas Ghost (black) and Phantom (White) are relatively new for this year. My shop sells A LOT of the Serfas hybrid saddles and it was only natural to bring these in for a test.
Definitely Weight-Weenie approved, and budget friendly. We sell them for $149.99 and have had about 4 or 5 of them go out. Serfas has a 90-Day comfort guarantee on all of their saddles (These included), and it's a great point of having something that you can actually test for an extended period of time and see whether or not it works for you. Personally I would recommend it to anyone who wants to do lightweight on a budget. Great company to deal with.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Franklin, gert, Google Adsense [Bot], kode54, mpulsiv, pam, shoopdawoop, uraqt and 57 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cheap light comfortable carbon saddle

in Road

cula_ru

11

2276

Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:29 am

bura View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 3T Ionic / Palladio with carbon saddle - experience?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

BikeTart

37

2645

Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:27 pm

cunn1n9 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon FX Open Saddle for Cipollini

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

Dougan

17

1456

Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:03 pm

Dougan View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 7x9mm carbon rail saddle & Ritchey Superlogic 1-bolt adaptor

in Road

flips

6

745

Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:22 am

wing01 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Selle Itallia "standard" round carbon rail saddle

in Road

sycfisher

2

410

Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:40 pm

sycfisher View the latest post


It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:02 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB