Specialized Mirror 3D-printed saddles

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How well does Lycra hold up against existing lattice style saddle shells?

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:59 pm
How well does Lycra hold up against existing lattice style saddle shells?
The open lattice sections are recessed where lycra wont touch, shouldn't be an issue.

I'm curious how much dirt/grime/gunk will eventually fill up the saddle though. :noidea:

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I don't know how much this saddle will cost, but I am going to stand in line to buy it.

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even the totally open lattice designs never damaged my shorts. my sphyre shorts are pretty fragile too.
cleaning is easy with normal soap and water but it doesnt generally get dirty even on rainy rides.

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Sojodave wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:21 am
I don't know how much this saddle will cost, but I am going to stand in line to buy it.
Me too. The S-Works Power was my first saddle after a 14-year absence and I loved it.
2015 Pinarello F8: 13.05lbs/5.915kg
2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg
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2018 S-Works SL6 Ultralight: 12.03lbs

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These materials claim being lightweight while having more strength, but not sure if the benefits (improved comfort/vibration damping) will remain the same over the life of the product like a saddle? Won't the motion of the rider eventually change the structure of the polymers and how the saddle feels over time?

If yes maybe it's a good thing since none sits perfectly on a saddle and it might actually help with that, if the polymer structure is significant to allow that to happen.

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zefs wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:19 pm
These materials claim being lightweight while having more strength, but not sure if the benefits (improved comfort/vibration damping) will remain the same over the life of the product like a saddle? Won't the motion of the rider eventually change the structure of the polymers and how the saddle feels over time?

If yes maybe it's a good thing since none sits perfectly on a saddle and it might actually help with that, if the polymer structure is significant to allow that to happen.

Foam is probably worse about permanent deformation than macro geometric lattices...

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If this tech offers more comfort as claimed I doubt that's the case, but we will see. Interesting either way and would like to test one but they will probably be overpriced like the Elaston models.

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Interesting but expected application of the technology. Will look with interest but for several years now, you are better waiting for second generations to have a product really refined.

Considering specialized integrated approach, curious if can expect aerofly “bar tape” or brakehoods with the same approach.

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Having had the chance to use one. It's amazing
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can you elaborate?

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well.. what is the weight?

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1swiftvelo wrote:
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Having had the chance to use one. It's amazing

more important... did you weigh it

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