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Specialized Alias flex?

Old 02-23-06, 09:42 AM
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Specialized Alias flex?

I just bought a slightly used Alias saddle and it seems to flex more than my older saddles. Is this normal?
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Old 02-23-06, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by powpow
I just bought a slightly used Alias saddle and it seems to flex more than my older saddles. Is this normal?
Yes. Right out of the box, just holding it in my hands, I could tweak it around pretty good. In riding, you won't notice it however.

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Old 02-23-06, 10:20 AM
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Same here. When I was being fit for one, and trying it on the trainer, the fitter told me it was flexling like crazy!

I didn't feel it at all. I just felt good to me.

A few minutes later I walked out with it.
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Old 02-23-06, 03:33 PM
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Yes, it is supposed to flex. A very comfortable saddle, particularly after having had numb boy parts in the past from other saddles. If I had a complaint, it shows significant signs of wear after about 10,000 miles. But they have been the most comfortable 10,000 I have ridden.
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Old 02-23-06, 07:21 PM
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It's flexible in your hands, but on the bike, it feels pretty stiff. If you really want to see something flex in your hands, check out the Toupe.

I just picked up an Alias as well, but I think that will stay on the trainer bike (2100), and I think I'm going to get the Toupe for the 5200.
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How should one go about sizing themselves for this saddle? Do I measure my butt? Ha, that is kinda funny? Really, I am 6'3'' and 220 lbs with a normal butt. Would the 143 be good? Besides telling me to go test on out, just let me know your thoughts. Later.
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If you live near a Specialized dealer, go in and sit on their gel pad/measuring device. Your sit bones will leave indentions in the gel pad which they will measure and tell you which size to buy. More than likely, you'll be sized at a 143.
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