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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:36 pm 
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I am looking for a COMFORTABLE and light weight saddle. I have narrowed it down to the AX Lightness Endurance Basic or the Tune Concorde. I weigh 157 to 160 lbs (71 to 73 kgs) and am with in the weight limit of both. I would like something that is comfortable for 4 to 5 hour rides.

I hade done a search and read several pages of results. Any new thoughts on these two saddles?

I will pair the saddle with a new seatpost New Ultimate, m2racer or perhaps a custom build. Any known compatiablity issues with these posts?

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the Tune concorde has been upgraded, so i would go with the concorde. lighter and everyone says it more comfortable because of the way its made/shape.


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When was the Tune upgraded and did the upgrade address some of the early cracking issues?
I don't want to be a test rider on a $300 saddle.


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jmh wrote:
When was the Tune upgraded and did the upgrade address some of the early cracking issues?
I don't want to be a test rider on a $300 saddle.


the upgrade was to address the early cracking issues :wink:
the weight of the sadddle has also been upgrade to around 47 - 49g could be as high as 51g. still very light, i would take the slightly heavier one if you are at or close to the limit. right now i am at 162lbs so i am good with this saddle. thinking about getting one.


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I own a Tune Concorde and an AX-Lightness Sprint. Of the two, I prefer the AX, only because I like the feel of the Ax.

The Tune Concorde saddle is a good deal 'cushier' but they are both great saddles. As there is a good weight saving between the two I will probably give the Tune another try. My Tune came in at 48 grams.


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Depends on your posterior. If the shape isn't right for you it won't matter how flexible it is after 4 hours. I prefer the Endurance shape over either the Tune Concorde or AX Phoenix, though both of those are more shock absorbing.


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mises wrote:
Depends on your posterior. If the shape isn't right for you it won't matter how flexible it is after 4 hours. I prefer the Endurance shape over either the Tune Concorde or AX Phoenix, though both of those are more shock absorbing.


thanks, that is something to consider. i hated my SLR seat, but it was HARD.


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I also hated the SLR, largely because the triangular section at the rear was raised in the middle and after a couple hours felt to me like a visit to the proctologist. Probably why I like the Endurance since it's indented instead.


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