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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:07 am 
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So now that they have been making these a while what is the consensus? Has anyone actually felt like it made a difference? It makes some sense to me especially since I have always gotten some chaffing from saddle rub but I cant tell if the Monolink would be of any help at all.
Looking for some real world reviews as I havent come across much discussion on it. Maybe I missed it though.

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I want one it offer silly offset as well. I weighed a seat at 160g. Not too bad.

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That is one aspect I had a question about. Does it offer more setback than a traditional post, like say, 30mm?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:06 am 
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Might be a marginal improvement.
But the prices are just obscene.....no way it costs that much to make or is it worth that.
I predict it will be forgotten as another innovation that we didn't really need and was killed by marketing hubris.


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I used one for a couple months last year and it DOES do what it claims - reduce friction and contact with the inner thighs. I thought the saddle/post connection was really solid and a great design. The only reason I'm not still using it is I prefer the slightly more narrow design of the S-Works Toupe. And as I recall, that 160 gram weight is accurate. I did have two knocks on it though: I had the "Flow" model with the center cutout and I thought it was fairly useless - nowhere near as pressure-relieving as the Toupe, and the white cover material showed wear spots pretty quickly.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:20 am 
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My new Merida Scultura Team came with merida's PRC brand Monolink post (rebadged Selle Italia's post) and SLR. It didn't offer as much setback as a Ritchey Superlogic 1-bolt post and standard rail SLR.

Post was around 165g if I remember correctly. Didn't weigh the saddle.

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I recently got a Flite Flow Monolink combined with the (entry level) Monolink Mx seatpost. I do agree that it does what it claims. Not so sure about the figures regarding how much energy it saves though.

I've basically used the same Fizik Arione saddle for ten years now and it is very different to that. You really sit on your seat bones with the Flite saddle compared to the Arione.

Fiddling and finding the optimal position is a bit of a pain as the two bolts on the Monolink seatpost can be tricky to manage. Micro adjustments are impossible. You have to loosen the wedges and start over to get it right.


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