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Old 05-17-20, 10:07 AM
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samkl 
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Carbon saddle rails

I got a deal on a Selle Anatomica with carbon rails, but with a spare set of tubular steel rails included. What's the consensus: are carbon rails too finicky for randonneuring? This would go on a bike that has a saddlebag attached to the bag loops, if that matters.

My impulse is to go with the steel to be safe, but SA's website suggests the carbon is even stronger(?!), and I read SA had issues at one point with the steel rails bending.

i.e., I'm stumped.
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