So as I embark on lightening up my Cannondale CX, one of the areas I'm focusing on is the saddle, which is the stock Fizik Poggio, which is heavy and not so comfotable. While there are many light and minimalists, yet comfy saddles out there, there is one concern I have.
I was watching a CX race and saw one rider finish with the railings of his saddle, but no saddle shell. He told me that in all of the mounting and dismounting, and generally bumping around during the race, his saddle had broken off, and that "road saddles" clearly had no place on a CX race bike.
So my question in this:
Can a minimalist saddle like a Flite or Arione stand up to the rigors of cyclocross and cyclocross racing, or am I better and safer off with a sturdier saddle by somebody like WTB. I've been checking out some of thier saddles, and even though many of them are minimalist and light, they still look tough with features like scuff guards on the sides of the saddles in addition the WTB's general MTB background.