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texascyclist 04-28-06 10:17 PM

Magnesium Selle San Marco Saddle (magnesium seating surface)
 
Has anyone had this experience?

http://www.sellesanmarco.com/products/magma_mgc.asp

Let the sarcasm and scoffing begin........

http://www.velonews.com/images/report/8811.12473.f.jpg

http://www.velonews.com/images/report/8811.12474.f.jpg

http://www.velonews.com/images/report/8811.12475.f.jpg

dekalbSTEEL 04-28-06 10:28 PM

I'd try it, if someone GAVE it to me.

urbanknight 04-28-06 11:58 PM

I'm sending that pic to my fiancee, who won't ride with me because her butt gets sore on a gel seat. Maybe this will help her feel more comfortable.

Mach42 04-29-06 01:03 AM

It looks like that thing could pop out a ramp and really little green men would start jumping out.

xSandmaNx 04-29-06 01:50 AM

it doesn't sound too bad... except that i think you'd slip off and end up riding on your back tire... but i what i can't understand is why the front of it slopes up so much... there are sensitive things up there that need to be given ample room! :P

slvoid 04-29-06 07:17 AM

This is a joke right?
I would love to crash with one of those and see a shower of sparks going down the road...

texascyclist 04-29-06 07:27 AM

There's an idea! You can light it as an emergency beacon if needed.

Seriously though, my shorts and butt have way more padding than my saddle. You have to wonder if the padding is significant or if it's there for psychological reasons on most racing saddles.

texascyclist 04-29-06 07:36 AM

here is an explanation translated in babel fish from the selle san marco site:

The word of order of Saint Saddleback unit R&D Mark is: "think ahead!" (it thinks in ahead). This approach, arranged with a remarkable aesthetic search, has carried to create the only saddleback in Magnesium on the market. To the world there are least companies that work Magnesium, and still less that they use a fusione/iniezione procedure. This last one, used up to now only in the automotive aerospace and the production of members of the mobile telephony, serves in order to produce the carrying auto body of the Magma. Why just the Magnesium? Because it is a material that concurs of having characteristics similar to Carbon, like the lightness, but with the advantage of being able to have spessori differentiates to you just for the injection procedure that is some to the base, allowing therefore to unload the vibrations in more uniform way on the saddleback. The ergonomic design of the hull with the channel centers them concurs then, to unload the perineale zone and to facilitate a continuous air flow. The hull comes protect from the oxidating agressivi thanks to a treatment of paint job (coating treatment) free from chromium and heavy metals (and therefore rispettoso of the atmosphere). To completion, the Magma previews also uses it of a series of inserti in Carbon, just in those zones where its characteristics boast mainly like: the couplings of the saddleback to the chassis, in order to unload the vibrations; and in the flank, with one smooth surface that protrae towards the nose of the saddleback in order to facilitate the ergonomicitą of the foot thrust.

dekalbSTEEL 04-29-06 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by xSandmaNx
it doesn't sound too bad... except that i think you'd slip off and end up riding on your back tire... but i what i can't understand is why the front of it slopes up so much... there are sensitive things up there that need to be given ample room! :P

It really doesn't... look at the angle of the rails in the pic above. level out the rails and the nose points down
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1636/sanmarco3na.jpg

rvabiker 04-29-06 11:20 AM

not that they'd be at that much of an angle but the rails aren't going to be level on your bike.


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