Under 100gm saddle with some flex for 61kg rider

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jemima
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by jemima

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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Marin
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by Marin

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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by mrlobber

Berk?

Kaboom
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by Kaboom

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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by Juanmoretime

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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Marin
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by Marin

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.

sp3000
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by sp3000

Ax Leaf II has been unreal, I'm 70kg, it has more flex than the Leaf with the cut out.

jemima
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by jemima

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Much appreciated.

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by prendrefeu

Berk's Lupina
or
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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by 1415chris

+1 for Smud, spent few seasons on first iteration of this saddle.

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