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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:09 pm 
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Hi guys, I've been looking at buying a new saddle and was wondering if any of you have owned these listed to give me your reviews on them please, ie strength, comfort. Or is it worth sacrificing a little weight and going for the padded and leather option.
AX Lightness Leaf Carbon 76g
Berk 3k Matt Carbon 69g
MCFK 3k Matt Carbon 76g
Selle italia C64 Carbon 88g

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:09 pm 
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I had the Selle C64. It was okay for a couple of hours and then would get real uncomfortable. Same with the AX Lightness Endurance. What has worked for me since 2006 is my AX Lightness Sprint. Keep in mind what will work for you has a high probability to not work for someone else. The reverse is true too.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:07 pm 
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i've had a few...
AX Lightness
Dash
Tune speedneedle

speedneedle fits me the best without discomfort...so i'm having Berk do a post saddle combo for me with this shape.

unfortunately, unless you know someone that has one...its difficult to find one that fits.getting the wrong one for you butt may leave you with not agreeing with carbon saddles.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:25 pm 
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Currently use the AX Leaf on one bike, and the Berk 132mm on another bike. Although narrower than the Ax, the Berk seems to have more flex on the wings resulting in a bit of added "springiness." No discomfort experienced with either saddle.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:51 pm 
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I tend to think that the less friction in the way "padding" then the more chance you have of a comfy saddle.
Once you make that choice then its about shape. I have never had an issue with saddles.

Try http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/carbo ... =y&catId=0

Saddles are really cheap and you can get some under a 100grms very cheaply.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:05 pm 
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xena wrote:
I tend to think that the less friction in the way "padding" then the more chance you have of a comfy saddle.
Once you make that choice then its about shape. I have never had an issue with saddles.

Try http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/carbo ... =y&catId=0

Saddles are really cheap and you can get some under a 100grms very cheaply.


are those all carbon saddle rails?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I had C64 very briefly and swapped it for kit carbonio flow - 30g difference wasn't worth the sacrifice in comfort. Also tried the speedneedle by Tune but it just didn't suit me, although I know few master racers who absolutelly love theirs.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:00 pm 
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5DII wrote:
xena wrote:
I tend to think that the less friction in the way "padding" then the more chance you have of a comfy saddle.
Once you make that choice then its about shape. I have never had an issue with saddles.

Try http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/carbo ... =y&catId=0

Saddles are really cheap and you can get some under a 100grms very cheaply.


are those all carbon saddle rails?


I don't know which particular saddle you are talking about. You can send the sellers questions.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:33 pm 
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Had AX Leaf in nude carbon, couldn't really sit on it. Had it "converted" to the leather version (added 30g), night and day difference (for me), 5 hour rides no problem.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:26 pm 
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Thanks for the reviews guys, I know buying a saddle isn't easy, and can be costly, as pointed out we are all different shapes. Xena, checked out the website, might be the way to go buying a cheaper one at first.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:34 pm 
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I am using an MCFK padded saddle, fantastic. It is a keeper.

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Smud carbons are meant to be pretty good too, and not wallet busting either http://smud-carbon.eu/saddle.html

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:11 pm 
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Ive been using an Axlightness Leaf nude for the last year. I can't say it's perfectly comfortable but it is the most comfortable saddle I've used. While i do find it a bit hard/ridgid for long lower intensity rides, especially multiple days in a row, I have done many 7-8hour rides and week long training camps on it without any major discomfort...for reference it's noticeably more rigid than my old SLR Kit Carbonio or SLR Flow saddles. But the shape of the Leaf works for me me. If I could be bothered I think I'd like to get it covered with some very thin padding. Reckon it would be close to perfect then. I'd also love try a Dash Saddle.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:02 am 
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Ive been and sat on the gel pads and measured 134mm, does this mean I should buy a saddle that's under that size. Also does anyone know if the ax leaf plus is just a leather cover or is there a little padding to. Cheers.


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I have Tune KommVor on 2 bikes of mine. Love them. One is regular, one is the plus model.

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