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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:55 am 
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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

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I have an abused SLR that I never found comfy which looks perfect

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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.

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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?

Thanks everyone!

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:07 am 
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:14 am 
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Ohh that's nice! I'll do some research!

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:09 am 
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Specialized Toupe S Works? $400 saddle though, oh and the new model doesn't seem to be as weight weenie as before for some reason.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 12:50 pm 
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It's white isn't it? I'm looking at Toupe Pro and Romin Pro. Might give Berk a message yet....

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:19 pm 
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weeracerweenie wrote:
It's white isn't it? I'm looking at Toupe Pro and Romin Pro. Might give Berk a message yet....


They did come in black. My Hylix is pretty good and not expensive, but more ovalized rails instead of round

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hylix-Road-bike-Carbon-Saddle-Seat-fit-MTB-riding-Ergonomics-91g-Touple-SL-/121112188670?pt=US_Saddles_Seats&hash=item1c32d956fe#ht_3122wt_1652

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:42 am 
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I think I need a little more padding.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:26 am 
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Surely you should have decided which saddle to use before you cut the ISP? Since the stack height of different saddles can vary by quite a few mm.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:21 pm 
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I have about 5 or 6 different height cradles, and plenty more material to make more.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Dunno my aspide is not parallel at all:

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:05 am 
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Close though :P

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