So weird question, but anyone that knows me or my bikes will know I'm pretty particular...
Short story, I was given a TCR SL frame set, I've cut the ISP post to my length but I cut to top horizontally level, mainly out of OCD level / symmetrical / perfect looking reasons. The top was half mooned and then my hand made cradle popped in the top all to be made for a level saddle. I think something like an arione with rails that aren't parallel to the seating surface would look poos.
Here's the clamp by itself
I have an abused SLR that I never found comfy which looks perfect
But I find it mildly uncomfortable. So I was also given a never used Arione Carbon, the one with the bare carbon, no padding just the gel coat, but I thought it looked crap because the rails were at a silly angle to the seated surface (see photo below) so I gave that back to the guy.
So here's my question, what saddle with level rails should I consider, I want carbon rails (because they are black & Weight weenie) and the material to be as black as possible. I had a Specialized Romin, it was ok, I'd reconsider one, also a Selle Italia SLR, maybe a Berk saddle, I'm open to all options. What do you ride, or recommend?