Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
Bikes: 2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
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Geez.... more harping on carbon.
I weigh in at about 260. I own, use, love the Turbomatic (black & white) with carbon rails. Absolutely no problems with it supporting me. In fact, it seems more solid than the old steel-rail Fizik Arione I used to use, and I broke three of those. Did I go out of my way looking for carbon rails? No. But I'm not afraid of them, either. The rails aren't round like traditional steel. They're more of a rectangular shape with rounded corners (lengthwise is up, not laying side-to-side).
As for how the saddle feels: It seems to take a little bit of a "warm-up" period. When I first go out (outside temps in the 40F--50F early morning), it seems especially stiff. But after a couple miles, it's very comfortable. Of course, it could just be me
The saddle has a bit of a sag in the middle, probably due to my weight, giving it the appearance of a good "nose-up" position. But, I find it comfortable, so I'm sticking with it. My longest rides on it have been around 70--75 miles or 3-1/2 to 4 hours. Occasionally, it feels loose on the rails, but that--I was told (can't confirm)--was a little bit of movement in the "shock-absorber" system where the rails connect to the saddle body.
I don't think I would describe it as having "a little more cushion", though. There are two logos on it on either side: one white ink on black leather, the other black ink on white leather. The white ink is rubbing off, but the black ink is still fine.