Light weight saddle suitable for CX on and off

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

As the title says.
I'm 79kg but I love a light bike, currently using a 300g saddle.
Is there a light saddle thats strong enough to withstand the bombardment of buttocks at race pace?

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by yinzerniner

tarmackev wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:18 pm
As the title says.
I'm 79kg but I love a light bike, currently using a 300g saddle.
Is there a light saddle thats strong enough to withstand the bombardment of buttocks at race pace?
Depends on your definition of "light."

200g? 175g? 100g?

Also saddles are an incredibly personal preference. Everyone's butt is different, so what may be comfy and supportive for one might be sloppy and bulbous for another.

I know my rear gets along incredibly well with the Power series in 155mm width and have an S-Works (160g) that I find comfy even without wearing bibs. For rougher stuff however I use a Pro Elaston model, which tips the scales at 235g with extra padding and titanium rails.

Have heard good things about the Fabric Ultimate series, but don't know how well the rails and shell would do in CX conditions.

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

I can tell you that the Bontrager XXX saddle is not a great choice.

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by RedbullFiXX

Like my Selle Italia SLR Team Edition Flow, same as MVP runs
170 ish gr
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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

I'd guess any saddle marketed to XC MTB will be strong enough for "hard remounts".

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by wrenegade

I run a Selle Italia SLR titatium. 139g. Not a whole lot of padding, but I'm very happy with it still.

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FIJIGabe
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Personally, I use the Bontrager Evoke RXL saddle for this purpose (250ish grams, I believe). It has no give, as far as I can tell. Good saddle, and can be found on ebay for a decent price, nowadays.
Madone 9 - https://bit.ly/2Nqedbn
Emonda SLR - https://bit.ly/2UK5FP8
Crockett - https://bit.ly/2Xem4sk

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gtinut
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by gtinut

Evoke RXL carbon is about 150g

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jcrr
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by jcrr

Prologo scratch 2 cpc nack in 134mm is 185g.

Butt (see what I did there?) saddles are a very personal thing
"If it ain't broken, it could be lighter"

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by Juanmoretime

I’ve been using a Berk List on my CX bike for over two years. If I remember correctly it’s slightly over 100 grams. Zero issues with it and comfortable too.
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About how many races during that time?

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