new tune stuff?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
520 Dan
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by 520 Dan

Isn't tune supposed to be coming out with some crazy light parts soon? Have any of these seen the light of day yet, and if not, when?

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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

when and where can you buy this saddle?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Very clever design to reduce weight, including the rails as part of the saddle's side. WHy didn't I think of that? :wink:

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by tyson12zoll

Just tried to plug in that URL labeled on the bottom of the saddle--didn't work...

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tyson12zoll wrote:Just tried to plug in that URL labeled on the bottom of the saddle--didn't work...

Works for me:
http://www.becker-carbon.de/
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:shock: that saddle looks sick, anyone know when it will be available :?:

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Good Work Pyf! Isn't this the first sneak peak to the world? About the saddle, I like the way it is made. making the rails part of the sides. Probably very strong and we must say light!
When will this be for sale?
Is there a rider weight limit?
What will it cost?

Thanks for the preview!
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Yes Frankie you're right

the one of the bike is not a final version, just a prototype

but the one of the scale is the final version number 0001

I do not have the exact delivery date, but I think should be available within the next days or at least weeks

price : I don't remember... sorry :cry:

weight limit : not sure, what I can tell you. Tune says ROAD ONLY (not for mtb). I've tried it, it's really really soft, softer carbon saddle I've seen.

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pyf wrote:I do not have the exact delivery date, but I think should be available within the next days or at least weeks


Thats good news!

pyf wrote:price : I don't remember... sorry :cry: "


Pity! :cry:

pyf wrote:weight limit : not sure, what I can tell you. Tune says ROAD ONLY (not for mtb). I've tried it, it's really really soft, softer carbon saddle I've seen.


Thanks for breaking my bubble! I hoped to put it on my mtb!
Now i have to buy a roadbike too! 8)
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if the saddle is only for road...why is it shown mounted on an MTB?

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I was thinking same way as Tune few years away, I tried to laminate over SLR-saddle...It would come nice I hadn't got carbon fibre then...Older boys may remember Sellei Italalia Pantani Integra Saddles? I will ever forget that idea. Put that idea with carbon fibre/kevlar and SLR shape!

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the photo on the bike is definitely not a good example ;-)

but the bike is the mtb of a member of Tune company

he definitely confirms me : "ROAD ONLY"

sorry, I shouldn't have shown this picture, I've removed it from my first message

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by gholl

As SLite quite rightly noted this saddle apears to be a real innovation! What I'm not clear on is what type of clamp and post are used? It doesn't seem likely the standard clamp/post combos would work. I'd also like to know what the significance of "soft" carbon is? Is this another innovation and what does it mean to the rider?

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Std clamps will fit. That's old innovation. Selle sanmarco or Italia made same kind saddles ~10 years ago. Not carbon then...200g's.

Flexitability comes from kevlar. I will not break or ripp but kevlar is very poor to make supportive or stiff stuctures. So there is the secret for comfort.

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