Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:59 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 57 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:49 am
Posts: 533
Location: SE USA
Being an owner of an AX-Lightness saddle, I was always amazed at their low mass. This new Tune saddle would seem to fall into the category of stupid light. Hopefully, other owners of this Tune saddle have a little more luck with it, or at the very least, no one gets hurt when they break.


Top
   
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:32 am 


Top
   
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 3:11 pm
Posts: 554
Location: Detroit-USA
One way of determining if any product should be bought is to see if top level pros use it or not. Sure they want and need light but they also need reliability....... a single technical failure would at teh least cost a few minutes and perhaps a stage- This seat failure is immoral..... and the company should be fined!!!


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 12:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:32 am
Posts: 39
Location: St. Louis, USA
I'm willing to give the tune saddle another try, asuming they will replace it. I really thought that if anyone could ride this thing, I could, considering my weight. I assume this product was tested, and therefore, will give them the benifit of the doubt untill I get this replaced. Unless their testers are 40kg children!
I wish I had a camera to photogragh the crack. Its very small and looks like a splinter about 2-3mm long. This occored on the right tail where it begins to wrap around. The left is still intact, and it was an otherwise great ride. Very comfy for all carbon and no padding.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 12:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:32 am
Posts: 39
Location: St. Louis, USA
C-40 wrote:
One way of determining if any product should be bought is to see if top level pros use it or not. Sure they want and need light but they also need reliability....... a single technical failure would at teh least cost a few minutes and perhaps a stage- This seat failure is immoral..... and the company should be fined!!!



I don't think many of us would be riding all carbon saddles and flimsy bar stem combos if we had to conform to the 6.8kg rule. Pros get the light weight where they need it most, the weels, and 'tank' it on in other places. Example: lances choice in pedals and saddle.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:28 pm
Posts: 1769
Location: Unknown parameter
As I understand it the AX-lightness colored saddles are made heavier to prevent delamination caused by the colored Kevlar being more flexible than the carbon. Maybe that's the issue on the Tune.

I think for that price it would more than disappoint me.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:32 am
Posts: 39
Location: St. Louis, USA
Tune is replacing the saddle. I'm still hoping that it'll work out, like i said, most comfortable all carbon for me. Beats the speedneedle hands down in that area. Seems like some kind of extra material on the edge of the tail would have prevented this. It was the worst section of road we encountered when I heard the crack. Still, it wasn't as if there were big pot holes in the road, just rough surface with dips of about 1-1.5cm max.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1670
Location: New York City
which version did you have? i thought their were 2 one that was 39 and another that was 44 grams?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:32 am
Posts: 39
Location: St. Louis, USA
I also remember nino saying there were two. I ordered mine direct from tune and recieved a saddle with a 41g sticker on it. I suppose they weigh and lable each from the factory. I was never given an option through emailing them. I did, however, specify my weight as 60kg. I also see gypzybike has them for sale now, with only one option it looks like.
I'm really happy that they offered to replace it with no questions asked. Then again, I can only wonder if this is because I'm not the first...I would really like to know if others have experienced this.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 3:11 pm
Posts: 554
Location: Detroit-USA
Certainly very good customer service- replace w/ no questions. Obviously you are not the first to have a problem. The next time it cracks you could be in for some major pain or maybe just a long ride home standing the whole way........


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1670
Location: New York City
for 300 euros, it should get replaced twice more before they start asking questions. :lol:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1670
Location: New York City
will tune make this saddle custom, for heavier riders or those who would like to use this saddle for mtb? how about adding padding to it? i know you guys have said this saddle is more comfortable than the AX-lightness, but still i would love to get some padding on it, to make it even more comfortable for longer rides.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:51 am
Posts: 193
spytech wrote:
will tune make this saddle custom, for heavier riders or those who would like to use this saddle for mtb? how about adding padding to it? i know you guys have said this saddle is more comfortable than the AX-lightness, but still i would love to get some padding on it, to make it even more comfortable for longer rides.


the saddle isn't produced by tune. they're just the ones distributing it but for sure your better off asking mr tune himself or one of his right hands (yes, there's a whole bunch of right hands at tune :) )


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 57 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. lightest stuff you can get

in Road

weenix

10

1077

Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:58 am

kkibbler View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tune wasserträger 2.0

in Road

mariovalentim

13

1882

Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:31 am

RyanH View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tune stem, why spacer on top?

in Road

Canofale

10

711

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:58 am

Canofale View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tune Mag conversion 10 to 11s advice

in Road

1415chris

7

270

Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:20 pm

madcow View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tune AC14 vs Enve Ti QR skewer

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

nemeseri

16

1450

Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:54 am

userfriendly View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], canuma, fh8425, la rosa, mile2424, mnmasotto, MSNbot Media, nemeseri, tibikeboy and 37 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited