3D Printed Saddles - future or fad

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

Let's clarify that a saddle is not defined by it's padding/surface layer.

A 3D-printed pad glued onto a carbon fiber shell with carbon fiber or titanium saddle rails does not make the saddle 3D-printed.

Rant over. Please resume. :p

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by jadedaid

I rode a S-Works Power Mirror saddle the other day and was blown away. I had ridden a regular Power a few years back and it was ok, but had an issue with the noses being too narrow and sharp. The new Power Mirror was staggeringly comfortable. Will need to get one for a longer demo of a few days, but it might actually be worth the money.

Normally I stick to a hard saddle (on a Pro Stealth Team on both bikes atm) and try to find the sweet spot on it. The Power Mirror made me reconsider that a 'soft' saddle could work as well.
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Aeo
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by Aeo

Aliexpress is flush with "saddles with a 3D-printed pad" now.

Specialized Power clones, Pro Stealth clones (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004854849804.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004861876197.html)
ZTTO has one https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003431758396.html
Classic long saddle https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004594996491.html
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by kode54

Are these decent? Anyone has long-term review?
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If anyone wants an Antares 00 3D saddle hit me up. Bought it and do not like.

Happy to sell for 50% off RRP
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by fabulousz

kode54 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:17 am
Are these decent? Anyone has long-term review?
I used fizik vento argo r1 3d printed saddle for five months, the problem is there is only one spot would make everything feel great, if u slip a bit then it would be worse. But the sharpe make me easy to slip, and need to find back the spot every time after that.

After I change to berk, everything is so great and I won't choose 3d printed again.

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by kode54

Haha. Yeah. I had Fizik Adaptive 00 on gravel bike. Just wondering how the slew of 3D printed race saddles are available on aliexpress. I am also using Berk Lupina for most of my bikes!
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markdjr
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by markdjr

I believe I read somewhere that Elastic Interface would be producing some chamois's with 3d printed layers sometime next year. I love my 3d printed saddle, but if I could get the same effect from the chamois I might go back to standard saddle.

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by Golden

Anyone tried the SLR 3d?

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