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dereksmalls
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Noctiluxx wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:04 pm
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!
Here's a thought, what about directly from Berk? https://www.berk-composites.com/

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KarlC
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Noctiluxx
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KarlC wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:27 am
Elite Velo is Berks USA distributor

https://www.elitevelosolutions.com/accessories


Check this out .....

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=219366

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They don't list any price on the site and their phone is Google voice mail. Seems shady.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

stevec1975
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by stevec1975

Noctiluxx wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:04 pm
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!
I got my Berk Lupina from Sigma Sport, they matched the price of buying from Berk direct

KarlC
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Noctiluxx wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:32 pm
KarlC wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:27 am
Elite Velo is Berks USA distributor

https://www.elitevelosolutions.com/accessories


Check this out .....

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=219366

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They don't list any price on the site and their phone is Google voice mail. Seems shady.
Elite Velo is about as far from shady as you can get, I usaly email them and they will get right back with me.

They have given me nothing but top notch service.

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Noctiluxx
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KarlC wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Noctiluxx wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:32 pm
KarlC wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:27 am
Elite Velo is Berks USA distributor

https://www.elitevelosolutions.com/accessories


Check this out .....

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=219366

.
They don't list any price on the site and their phone is Google voice mail. Seems shady.
Elite Velo is about as far from shady as you can get, I usly email them and they will get right back with me.

They have given me nother but top notch service.

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You're absolutely right. My bad. Just ordered a saddle from Eric.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

Beancouter
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Don’t know if it has now ended but £20 at sigma with code GIRO20


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evs1
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by evs1

Noctiluxx wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:36 pm
KarlC wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Noctiluxx wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:32 pm
KarlC wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:27 am
Elite Velo is Berks USA distributor

https://www.elitevelosolutions.com/accessories


Check this out .....

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=219366

.
They don't list any price on the site and their phone is Google voice mail. Seems shady.
Elite Velo is about as far from shady as you can get, I usly email them and they will get right back with me.

They have given me nother but top notch service.

.
You're absolutely right. My bad. Just ordered a saddle from Eric.
I appreciate the constructive and positive feedback! While I'm new with Berk and do not have an on-line store, coupled with the ever changing euro, e-mail for current pricing works best. My goal here is to provide excellent customer service along with availability for those interested in purchasing here in the states.

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

I too ordered a saddle fromm Eric that I will have on Friday. I have a Berk List on my cross bike and really like it. I'm thinking my 12 year old AX Lightness Sprint might need a new home if the Lupina works for me.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

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by chunky666

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 (85kg vs 100kg).

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

https://www.berk-composites.com/product ... na-padded/
Is anyone able to confirm that the Oval raisl will fit on a normal saddle clamp or is it for specific bikes only? I know that probably seems like a silly question to ask but I really fancy giving one of these a go for my new bike build espeicially with a custom bit of paint but i'm 90+ kg so would need a oval rail model.

Anyones help is much appreicated

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by marek

chunky666 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:20 pm

Is anyone able to confirm that the Oval raisl will fit on a normal saddle clamp or is it for specific bikes only? I know that probably seems like a silly question to ask but I really fancy giving one of these a go for my new bike build espeicially with a custom bit of paint but i'm 90+ kg so would need a oval rail model.

Anyones help is much appreicated
It depends on type of clamping system of your seat post.

If seatpost "holds" the saddle rails on the bottom and on top of it, oval rails should work.

If seatpost "holds" the saddle rails also from side of it, oval rails will not fit. However, manufacturers often offer replacement parts for their seat posts to allow use of oval rails. Example: Specialized vange or tarmac seat post holds the rails partly from side. There is alternative part available to use this seat post with oval rails.

What is your seatpost type ?

chunky666
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by chunky666

marek wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:10 pm

It depends on type of clamping system of your seat post.

If seatpost "holds" the saddle rails on the bottom and on top of it, oval rails should work.

If seatpost "holds" the saddle rails also from side of it, oval rails will not fit. However, manufacturers often offer replacement parts for their seat posts to allow use of oval rails. Example: Specialized vange or tarmac seat post holds the rails partly from side. There is alternative part available to use this seat post with oval rails.

What is your seatpost type ?
Its a Colango Concept which has a top/bottom clamp. So it looks like this will work.

Cool. Now just to decide if I go for Italian flag insert or see if Berk can match the Art Decor blue paintscheme somehow! :thumbup:

Many thanks

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

Two rides on the Lupina. It's a winner. Mine came in at 71 grams. I find it more comfortable than my AX Lightness Sprint, soon for sale. Working with Eric from Elite velo Solutions has been great. Highly recommended if your in the US. Not only does he respond quickly to email abut followed up to see how me and saddle where getting along.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

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HI to all! Sorry for my silence, extremely busy and didn't managed to check the forum as often as I would like.

We really started to work with trusted dealers, and Eric from Elite Velo is the one for US, so for any questions and service for US he's the right one. As soon as we manage to finish our new website we will have more details there - our aim is to get our saddles in different shops and also offer test saddles with the most trusted dealers. Otherwise if there will be any questions or anything please just drop us or our dealers an email and we'll give our best to take care as soon as possible
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Ruben58
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by Ruben58

Berk wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Thanks for the photo!!

We are giving our best, finally started with the production of our shoes.

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Berk Sito cycling shoes
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We are taking pre-orders on info (a)berk-composites.com, for our cycling shoes, which finally hit production and first pairs are already produced!
Those shoes were designed for ultimate comfort and great ventilation. Weight per shoe for size 42 is cca. 175g, with integrated insole!
It was developed together with Slovenian orthopedic shoe specialists, and our goal was to make the perfect cycling shoe. After two years of developing and testing we proudly present you our shoes.
Price for pair is 350eur, worldwide shipping. At this moment we offer them in size 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45. Black only
More details are on our website http://www.berk-composites.com



And we also made an aero disc brake prototype, just a few photos:
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It is of course already on the road.

Otherwise we are quite busy and slowly growing, and as soon as possible we will offer some more products which are already developed.

We are also working on some tuning for the world tour riders, and hopefully in the future there will be more of our products in the pro peloton :wink:
Is the aero frame project still alive?

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