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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

Berk is a great story. Wishing you and your growing team continued success.
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DarkerxHalf
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by DarkerxHalf

Hey Berk team,

Any chance of a padded Dila saddle?
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marcelflash
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by marcelflash

You can get the Dila padded at Starbike.com for a while.

beejay7575
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by beejay7575

Hi Berk,
I'm very interested in buying one of your Lupina sadddles, my only concern is the stack height. I've seen a review of the Lupina saddle where the reviewer said he almost needed to buy a longer seatpost as the stack height was a lot shorter than other saddles. I've got an ISP which has been cut to size and can't be raised, can you tell me if you think that will be a problem?
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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

What saddle are you currently using.? I went from a AX Lightness Sprint to a Lupina and did not have to raise my seatpost at all.
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zefs
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by zefs

Lupina padded 7mm rails has ~3.4cm stack height (atleast on my version)

sychen
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by sychen

Just got my new lupina unpadded matt.. 77g

But looks like the rails rock in the oval rail fitting for my SWorks seatclamp.

Any ideas how to fix this? Is it a production issue?

Looking at my caliper.. Not quite 7x9 would be the reason.

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chiefspinninggear
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by chiefspinninggear

as mentioned previously - anyone advise as to subtle differences between power and the dila - from what I gather the dila is shorter nose?

Js2
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by Js2

sychen wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:00 am
Just got my new lupina unpadded matt.. 77g

But looks like the rails rock in the oval rail fitting for my SWorks seatclamp.

Any ideas how to fix this? Is it a production issue?

Looking at my caliper.. Not quite 7x9 would be the reason.

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I'm also interested in this answer. Saddle would continuously slip each ride by a little bit. I tried carbon paste + torque to around 6 Nm to no avail. It just prolongs the time before it slips so much and I have to re-adjust after 2-3 rides. Ended up going back to the Romin Evo.

Before using it on my Tarmac, I had it on my Allez which has no issues with top to bottom tightening clamp FSA K Force SB25.

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

DarkerxHalf wrote:Hey Berk team,

Any chance of a padded Dila saddle?
Mine is padded

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

zefs wrote:Lupina padded 7mm rails has ~3.4cm stack height (atleast on my version)
Sounds about right... I asked for the lowest and under up being around 3.0

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

I broke a rail in a crash and Berk was awesome about getting me a replacement at a very good price. I decided to see if I could transplant the rails off an old saddle and repair the leather with some shoe goo. Here is the result, I’m not totally certain it will last but I think it’s worth a try! Has anyone else ever tried this?

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PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

The current saddle I am riding is a combo of Selle SLR rails and Kit Karbonio shell. It's been good for years, then I broke the front part of the rails, and once again fixed it with a two-component glue and it is still ok.

zappafile123
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by zappafile123

Somewhere I heard a rumour that a narrower version of the Dila is coming out. Is this true? I ride an SMP Composite which is 129 mm and have stuck to saddles round 143, so 160 mm sounds like it will simply be too ride for me.
OTH, if I went for the Lupina, I'd be worried that it would be too flat and not provide enough sit-bone support for an aggressive position... thoughts? I used to ride the old Romin Evo Pro 143
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evs1
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by evs1

The narrrow S/M Dila is in production and will be available in the next week or two.
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