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Old 02-23-09, 12:26 PM   #1
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45 degree saddle?

So, i received an "hand me down" saddle to replace my Bontrager stock POS. ('05 Trek 1200). its a beautiful saddle as you can see below. Here's the issue.

I was riding this weekend on a training ride when 2 miles in i rolled over some RR tracks. as soon as i did, my saddle went to a 45 degree angle (nose up).

Now, i know i'm 6'2" 260, but should this have happened? In your experiences, can this saddle hold my weight? Or could it just have been an installation issue?

Unfortunately, my 2 year old got sick so i couldn't test ride my tightened saddle, but wanted to get some feedback anyways.

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Old 02-23-09, 01:23 PM   #2
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Most likely the installation, not torqued down enough. I'm 245 250 ish and rode a Selle Aspide for a while with no issues. I think it would be OK.
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I had a similar issue couple years ago. The bolt that holds the saddle to the post broke. Big guys tend to wear things out!
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Those things look TERRIBLY uncomfortable... are they?
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Old 02-23-09, 05:58 PM   #5
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Samething happened when I snapped the fram on my Lemond (mfg'd by Trek with Bonti components).

The bracket hardware of the saetpost is plastic where most other psots are made of alum or other more durable material. I fixed 'er up but it continued to slip after the hard pounding. I removed the hardware, flipped the bracket type block (above the rails) so that the unstripped section faced formward. Hasn't happened since.

If the post is Bontrager, maybe the same situation. Maybe cause by unproper torque and now stripped. My other post of the other roadie is Thomson. Expensive at $80 but never had a problem like this!
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How's that seat at keeping the twig and giggle berries from going numb? I'm having a horrible time with the stock saddle on my Spec. Allez Elite.

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I have an Easton post so i hope that is not the problem.

In terms of twig and giggle berries, i haven''t had the opportunity to ride the saddle enough. But they say that's what the gap is for. funny how a $200 saddle has 1/4 the material as a $50 one. If all goes right, i have a 50+ mile ride set for Sunday and will let you know how it goes.
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I have an Easton post so i hope that is not the problem.

In terms of twig and giggle berries, i haven''t had the opportunity to ride the saddle enough. But they say that's what the gap is for. funny how a $200 saddle has 1/4 the material as a $50 one. If all goes right, i have a 50+ mile ride set for Sunday and will let you know how it goes.
Thanks, I would appreciate some feedback on the saddle. I've found them online at performancebike and am thinking about taking the plunge and getting one.

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Saddle clamp wasn't tight enough. Crank it down a bit more.
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