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Berk
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by Berk

Hi to all!
Sorry for my late answer, quite busy as always.

Regrading the wheel project - it is still in development, and as long as we are not 110% sure we won't release any new product yet, but it is still in development and something we'll for sure produce in the future. But slowly growing, we need to get some new pairs of hands etc., so we are facing with all kind of different tasks.

For the saddle rails issues - such clamping systems are the worst for any kind of saddle rails. In general there should be no problem, it is something we cover under warranty, but mention that it should be used with max. 5Nm, and that the saddle of course shouldn't be crashed. In case of a crash it should be replaced.

We give our best to offer perfect support, we also work with great dealers which will take care. In some cases it may take a few days, but we'll give our best to cover any warranty case. Of course also sh*t happens and also manufacturing mistakes are possible, but we give our best and take care if there is any problem.

Otherwise some news regarding our saddles, it will be soon updated on our website, on request we can already produce it.
Berk Dila, new saddle model now in production, more details will be soon published.

From cca. 80g (full carbon) to cca. 100g (padded).

Almost 60mm wide saddle nose, 160mm at the widest part

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Price for the padded saddle is 285eur and for the full carbon 310eur. Some of our dealers will soon already have it, and we'll also give our best to update our website as soon as possible. Otherwise if there will be any more questions please just let me know, thanks!
Berk PROTO-TYPE Composites - Handmade In Slovenia
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http://www.berk-composites.com/
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CLEAR
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by CLEAR

Really nice shape... unsure of the 160mm will fit me. But I'm glad you came a very long way to where you can now make molds from your own cnc.

apotekar
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by apotekar

no wonder Berk is having trouble answering all the incoming mail since they are now apparently winning races in the pro peloton 😁

snatched from instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZ0SpDgde5/

or is that fizik ripping off Berk? 😋

loving mine, although I do prefer the padded one for our shity roads... 😇

cheers, A.
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coresare
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by coresare

Hi. What are pros and cons of round rails vs oval? I'm assuming oval is just stronger, but a little heavier? I'm 148 lbs. Would round be the way to go for my weight?

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by Klaster1

coresare wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:53 pm
I'm 148 lbs. Would round be the way to go for my weight?
My weight is around 148 lbs too and I had no issues with round-railed Lupina on a road bike.

coresare
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by coresare

Klaster1 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:00 am
coresare wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:53 pm
I'm 148 lbs. Would round be the way to go for my weight?
My weight is around 148 lbs too and I had no issues with round-railed Lupina on a road bike.
Thanks for the feedback!

KarlC
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by KarlC

I got to say if you are even in the least bit considering a new saddle you have to try a Berk .....

- They are by far the most comfortable saddles you will ever use, due to the great designs and built in flex.

- The light weight and great looks is an added plus !

- Velo Solutions, the distributor in the U.S., customer service is outstanding !!!

I got my Berk before Velo Solutions was the distributor in the U.S. but I reached out to them when I had a small issue with my Berk. Issues dont really bother me as all companies have them, its how they handle the issues that makes the real difference.

Eric at Elite Velo Solutions sent me a replacement saddle right away, his customer service has been outstanding, Berk made an excellent choice by having Velo Solutions represent them here in the U.S.

This just goes to show how high Berk and Velo Solutions standards are on their products and service. A truly rare combination these days !

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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

KarlC wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 3:05 pm
This just goes to show how high Berk and Velo Solutions standards are on their products and service. A truly rare combination these days!
Big thumbs-up to Berk and Velo Solutions.

No issues on my Berk Lupina (unpadded), but this post is a bit of happy sunshine for "just in case."

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by Johnny Rad

coresare wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Hi. What are pros and cons of round rails vs oval? I'm assuming oval is just stronger, but a little heavier? I'm 148 lbs. Would round be the way to go for my weight?
Berk's site indicates a higher allowable rider weight with oval rails (85kg vs 100kg).

Not sure of any other pro's / con's.

https://www.berk-composites.com/product ... na-padded/
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by spdntrxi

Lbs not kg.. 185kg would be alot

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by xpert

Did Froom today won on a Berk Dila padded or a Specialized power or a prototype Fizik Antares?

KarlC
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by KarlC

Johnny Rad wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 7:04 pm
coresare wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Hi. What are pros and cons of round rails vs oval? I'm assuming oval is just stronger, but a little heavier? I'm 148 lbs. Would round be the way to go for my weight?
Berk's site indicates a higher allowable rider weight with oval rails (200lbs vs 185lbs).

Not sure of any other pro's / con's.

https://www.berk-composites.com/product ... na-padded/
From what Elite Velo has said its

7mm round rails accommodate max rider weight of 187lbs.
7x9 oval rails accommodate a max rider weight of 220lbs.

Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Is Sigma Sport a good place to purchase the Berk Lupina saddle for a U.S. buyer? I'm looking to purchase the 3K matte for my 2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina. I assume the saddle rail is 7x9? Thanks!
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