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Advice on carbon fiber saddle?

Old 12-21-10, 11:06 AM
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Advice on carbon fiber saddle?

edit: *saddle

Lost this auction yesterday...
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEDWX%3AIT

Had $121 max bid, got overbid at $127.50 while I was at work.

What do you think of carbon saddles? They crack fast? Confy as a prada sofa?
Which one would you recommand me for my BMC SLC01 Promachine black/red frame (gotta fit).

This one doesn't seem legit at all, seems like crappy quality: https://cgi.ebay.com/124g-CARBON-FIBE...52302826865156

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Old 12-21-10, 11:11 AM
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Neither of the links work. IMO a saddle is a very personal item and you might want to try before you buy. I bet these don't have a return policy.
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I want to try one of those full carbon ebay saddles. They're only like 50 bucks and 90g.

I've read good things about them actually.
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
Neither of the links work. IMO a saddle is a very personal item and you might want to try before you buy. I bet these don't have a return policy.
Here is the one I was looking for:

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEDWX%3AIT
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Originally Posted by kabex View Post
I want to try one of those full carbon ebay saddles. They're only like 50 bucks and 90g.

I've read good things about them actually.
50 bucks carbon saddle?

Damn, which brand?
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i have one of those "no name" ones, i think the brand is Merek.

fine quality, hundreds of miles, most comfortable & lightest saddle i've ever used. recommend
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There was already a thread just like this a few weeks ago. Try to find it; it has the answers you are looking for.

Look on Ebay for Merek saddles. $125 95g.
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Originally Posted by kabex View Post
I want to try one of those full carbon ebay saddles. They're only like 50 bucks and 90g.

I've read good things about them actually.
Maybe more will be forthcoming. To me, a carbon fiber saddle..this 'concept' is the modern day incarnation of a brooks. Hard with no sink in to foul adjacent soft tissue to the sit bones...and not too tough on the sit bones because of shell flex.
These seem to work much like it belies understanding that a stiff leather saddle like a Brooks would be so comfortable and soft saddles hurt.

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Old 12-22-10, 10:40 AM
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The first time I saw one of those ultra-light sub-90g all-carbon saddles I asked the owner whether it was really comfortable. He replied "It feels great, I can ride all day Saturday and never be bothered by it at all

...but then I cannot get back on the bike Sunday."
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
The first time I saw one of those ultra-light sub-90g all-carbon saddles I asked the owner whether it was really comfortable. He replied "It feels great, I can ride all day Saturday and never be bothered by it at all

...but then I cannot get back on the bike Sunday."
It probably takes some acclimation, and you have to sit properly.
I rode mine 20 miles per day + more on weekends and i was fine
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As above, there was a long in-depth thread on the Merek Carbon saddle about 3-4 weeks ago. It was very favorable, use advanced search.

Also as above saddles are very personal so what works for one person may not for another. I personally like the idea of trying one of these but if I hate it I would probably have to sell it gently used on scambay.
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