Suggestions for light-weight saddle *with* padding?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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swright
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by swright

Fellow WWs,

I am after suggestions for light-weight saddles that have some padding and are not just carbon-fiber leaf springs.

Anyone ride on a Fabric ALM Ultimate? It's received good reviews in Cycling Plus and on road.cc: 145g claimed weight, some padding, 3D-printed construction in cooperation with Airbus...sounds spiffy!

Thanks!
Scott
2003 Klein Q Carbon Race (aluminum with carbon fiber seatstays) in purple haze, Campagnolo Record 11s groupset, Bora 50 Ultra (rim-brake clincher) wheelset, full Deda Elementi finishing kit, Fabric ALM Ultimate saddle [7.2kg/15.9lbs]

by Weenie


tabl10s
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by tabl10s

In not sure where WW begins for saddles. Two of my bikes have S-Works Power Pro's@163g's and to me, that's heavy compared to anything under 90 if you're trying to build something sub-6kg.

I'm currently looking at the Selle Italia c59 while only 63g's, it can hold 250lbs.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

ongbenghui
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by ongbenghui

You really need to try them out to see if they are suitable.

Will suggest Shimano pro stealth or turnix.

Kazyole
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Location: NYC

by Kazyole

Padded Berk Lupina would still be sub 100g

cassard
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by cassard

s-works power ARC

143mm = 141g claimed
155mm = 145g claimed

I'll measure it tomorrow and will come back with actual weight

htc
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by htc

I use Shimano Pro Stealth - 165g

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

Kazyole wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Padded Berk Lupina would still be sub 100g

This exactly...

C36
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by C36

swright wrote:Fellow WWs,

I am after suggestions for light-weight saddles that have some padding and are not just carbon-fiber leaf springs.

Anyone ride on a Fabric ALM Ultimate? It's received good reviews in Cycling Plus and on road.cc: 145g claimed weight, some padding, 3D-printed construction in cooperation with Airbus...sounds spiffy!

Thanks!
Scott
Meld custom saddle! For the price of std top saddle you have a full customised saddle to you taste (shape, design), anatomy (foam imprint), use (move back and forth, channel...) and desired specs (carbon or steel rails, rails size...).



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muntos
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Location: Romania

by muntos

What about Selle San Marco Aspide Superleggera? 109g guaranted , this is on my list, and thoughts ?

FilmAt11
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by FilmAt11

Berk List padded 90g

survivor
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by survivor

I have an AX Lightness Leaf Leather and pretty happy with it. Mine weighted at 111g.

Also have the Fabric ALM, I forgot how much it weight but is slightly heavier. It is the current saddle on my ride and I am quite happy with it too.

glepore
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by glepore

I gotta thing going with aliexpress power carbon knockoffs. 30 bucks. 185g. But wait... . Strip off the covering and the foam, 105g. Add contact cement and 3 or 6mm neoprene, 110g.
Go to ebay, search sheepskin hide. Get a 1 sq ft piece of whatever you like, 15 bucks or less. Use the old cover for pattern. Contact cement again (Vittoria Mastic One or Weldwood) and voila, instant 120g comfortable saddle with custom leather. I've done 2, one in plain black but the last is pseudo buffalo brown looks freaking awesome. Comfy if you like the power.
Cysco Ti custom Campy SR mechanical (6.9);Cannondale SS Evo Di2 7970 (5.79); Willier Cento Uno Air Di2 9070 (7.0); C40 Mk2 DA 7800 ; Anvil Custom steel Etap;1996 Colnago Technos Record

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Highest end Romin Evo in 143mm is 131g on my scale.

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

After trying many padded and unpadded for me at mid age and 65kg, I found it doesn't really matter that it's padded. What's important is flex in the carbon base/rails (and if you have a very stiff bike, heavy behind or take long rides 5h+, that will limit your seat options).

Youtuber Ronald Kuba made me curious about dash saddles. If I could score one cheaper 2nd hand I would try one. Weight and comfort for extreme riding it seems.

/a

by Weenie



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