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Old 03-21-11, 10:21 AM   #1
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Anyone riding a Vader saddle?

I like the shape and look, but would love to here how it rides.

Here are two links to what I think is the same saddle on ebay but with slightly different covers. The width will work for me in either case.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2476wt_905

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_4161wt_905
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Old 03-23-11, 11:17 AM   #2
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Well, we'll see. I just bought the one in your first link. I figure if I can't use it, someone in my family will.... They look like good saddles and I have read some reviews online and did not find a bad review in the lot. One guy had one negative comment though, he said he bent a frame rail after 2 seasons of riding, but then we do not know how he rides. If he is more of an extreme rider and hard on equipment one might expect a saddle rail to bend on a hard drop etc...

BTW, I got the saddle for under 16 dollars with shipping! If these things are as nice as I read, that is quite a value. Though I really still want a brooks saddle on my new road bike, I will not have my new road bike here soon enough to give a good review, so when this saddle arrives I will put it on one of my other bikes and give it an hour and a half in the trainer to see what I think...
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Old 03-26-11, 07:31 PM   #3
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Well, never mind my last response. I won the auction and paid that night. A day or two later I got an email from the ebay store telling me they had refunded my paypal amount and that the saddle I won was the last one like it and had a "Serious defect" so it was not available. they gave me a favorable feedback and so I did to them too. So, I guess it is back to square 1 if these are any good or not...

It's not like I would have wanted a defective saddle anyway....
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I've had one in a drawer for over a year. So far it still looks nice, but no idea on comfort or durability, lol.
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Darth makes saddles????
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