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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:34 pm 
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I would probably send that saddle back as well - although many super light parts don't bother with getting the most perfect, glossy finish. The weight variance and the rails are reason enough to send it back IMO.

I ride a Speedneedle Marathon and find it very good. I grew up on Turbo's and then moved to the original Selle Italia Flights. I tried an AX Apollo and found it hard and narrow and painful. I sold that and bought the SN Marathon and have been very happy. Recently I've also spent a bit of time on a Toupe (143mm) and find it ok but would prefer a little more roundness/flex on the edges. Its not too wide, just seems very flat.

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Received Komm-Vor+ alcantara saddle today, 83 grams.
Underside and rail finish is not as nice as on the Speedneedle.
Hopefully can test ride it next week, too much ice on the roads.


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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Replacement saddle arrived today. Same weight with the previous, 91g, the finish is a bit better but again looks like the clear coat was put in a hurry. Anyway, I ll be going out in a while for a test ride :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:52 am 
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To the guys who have the Komm-Vor+,

What saddles did you use previously, and how would you rate the Komm-Vor+ against them? I'm fixated on buying one of these for my upcoming build as they're sexy as hell in person and oh so light. I want it to be that piece of "bling", but I also want to have an idea if it might be right for me. For instance, I rode Fizik Arione/Antares and liked both, but didn't like the Aliante.

There's a shop here that carries them and I intend to buy from them, but I don't think I could get a long demo with one (maybe it wouldn't hurt to ask?)

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:00 pm 
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I have used a Selle SMP Strike Full Carbon and Smud-Carbon before. Also rode some SLR but doesn't fit me. Also have an Komm-Vor on my mtb and you can feel some difference with the leatherdifference. I can feel that the Komm-Vor+ goes up a bit in the middle of the seat in front of the leather but maybe just in the beginning. Worked good for me otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:58 am 
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Hi, would any Kom Vor+ owners be able to post the height of the saddle (from rail bottom to top of seat)?

I've got an integrated seatpost and wanting to order a shallow saddle, so that i don't have to cut the seatpost more.

currently using Prologo Scratch (50mm) and Fizik Aliante (55mm)...looking to get a saddle of 45mm height

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:05 am 
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I measured mine hastily running out the door and it's in the 40-45mm range.

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:23 am 
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Ypsylon wrote:
I measured mine hastily running out the door and it's in the 40-45mm range.

Thanks so much Ypsylon, that is perfect! i'm needing to cut 8mm-10mm using the Aliante, so if i get the Kom Vor+ then I can save cutting the ISP further.

Cheers :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Absolutely love my Komm-Vor+ saddle, perfect saddle after SLR, very comfortable even for 5h ride :thumbup:
Only problem so far is how to set it up, nose pointing up slightly like Speedneedle or what. I have it now leveled to 0° and when riding on the drops I'm sliding forward little bit. How do you set up yours?


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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:21 pm 
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This is probably going to sound like a dumb question, but how far up the komm-vor+ are you supposed to sit? Are your sitbones supposed to be just after the leather strip end?

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I'm sitting in front of the leather strip, hard to say how far my sitbones are from it but. Good end so you don't "slip" behind the saddle.

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:20 pm 
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I just received my Komm-Vor saddle and it weights 90gr, bellow the declared weight, hope it's still guaranteed for 90kg (I have 85):)

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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Had a slr carbonio but it made me go numb sometimes. The spesh saddles work much better for me. Currently on a toupe and its great.


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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Many years ago I tried a Speedneedle Marathon on a Thomson seatpost and I remember the rails being too far apart, just like in your pic. But I just squeezed it in there and never had a problem with it.
The saddle was very comfortable. I only tried it for a couple of rides before I returned it (it was from a friend who borrowed it to me) I am used to riding SLR saddles, which I really like.
I would definately buy a Speedneedle, if they weren't so expensive. The SLR TT saddles or kit carbonio are already very expensive. A Speedneedle even more expensive. Too expensive for me :'(


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 Post subject: Re: Tune Saddle opinions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:52 am 
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I'm thinking about the Komm-vor+ but I'm worried about sliding around on the naked carbon. Is it a real problem and should I be looking at the regular Komm-vor instead?

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