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Old 03-20-08, 09:37 PM   #1
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Specialized Toupe weight issues?

Is there any weight restictions for this saddle since it has Ti rails?
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Old 03-20-08, 09:52 PM   #2
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Never used one but do have 2 Terry Fly saddles with ti rails. I'm anywhere from 220- 245 lbs. Put 13,0000 miles on one of them with no problems. I was worried about the ti after many of the horror stories I've heard, but no problems.

My wife rides a lady's Specialized Dolce with cro-mo rails. She weighs much less than I but still an Athena. Her crom-mo rails broke under her weight. I was shocked but Specialized did replace it no Q's asked. I was really surpised that it broke though!
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Old 03-20-08, 10:54 PM   #3
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I have the Alias which has hollow titanium rails and I have had no issues. I am down to 286 as of this morning.
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Old 03-20-08, 11:06 PM   #4
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I have a toupe.

From what I hear the frame of the toupe will give way before the rails.
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Old 03-22-08, 10:28 PM   #5
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I've had one since last year - about 700 miles on it thus far.

My weight has held steady between 173 and 180 pounds - I've read some
people who were in excess of 200 pounds had issues but your mileage may

Check the reviews over at roadbikereview on this saddle too.
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Old 03-22-08, 11:24 PM   #6
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I have one with about 2000 miles on it. Weight stays between 260-275 and have had no issues with it.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:55 AM   #7
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Over the last year I went from 220 to 180 and rode 13k miles on my touple, plus alot of trainer miles.
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