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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:17 am 
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Coming from a Toupe saddle (I get on with the shape), I purchased a china saddle (130gm) which had a similar shape, to tryout. The china saddle is hard as a rock, but is ok for 4/5 hour rides.

Out of the exotic brands, can anyone suggest some options which would have some flex (at my weight). Seeking a saddle for all-day rides.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:57 am 
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My Tune Speedneedles and AX Sprint have both a nice amount of flex, but I'm 77kg.

I had 2 China saddles though and they were about as flexible as a bathroom tile.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:57 am 
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Berk?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:33 am 
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I have a bathroom tile chinese saddle and I've used it for 7+ hour rides.
Sure I was uncomfortable towards the end, but it certainly wasn't my ass that hurt the worst...

I'd like to upgrade but every other featherlight saddle with some flex is literally tens of times the price of the chinese ones. I'm 68kg btw.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:47 am 
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I too have an AX Lightness Sprint. It does flex for my 72 kg. I've been on it since 2006 so for the money its been around a long time so well worth the cost.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:12 am 
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Kaboom wrote:
I'd like to upgrade but every other featherlight saddle with some flex is literally tens of times the price of the chinese ones. I'm 68kg btw.


I bought my 3 high-end saddles for more or less reasonable prices 2nd hand. Each about 2-3x of what another aliexpress saddle would have cost me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:44 pm 
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Ax Leaf II has been unreal, I'm 70kg, it has more flex than the Leaf with the cut out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:20 pm 
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Berk's Lupina
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SMUD's saddle (unnamed)

Both very, very comfy... but it depends on your preference.

The Lupina is great, and while I ride it most often, the SMUD is still quite special (and came out lighter by a few grams... which.... you know... this site....)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:28 pm 
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+1 for Smud, spent few seasons on first iteration of this saddle.

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