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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:53 am 
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dendy wrote:
I have used the sdg ti fly for a while and think it is reasonably comfy at 180g. Maybe not so for the bigger of us.

Fzik gobi xm is reasonably light and very comfy, looks ace too:

Fizik Gobi XM


There's also the Fizik Antares and Tundra, which are like sitting on a plank of wood.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:39 am 
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I'm Spyder curious too - anyone here ridden one long term and able to comment? I like to think they're soft enough to have a bit of flex and give?

As a long term Flite fan, i could never get comfy on an SLR. They look and feel as if they have a convex curve, unlike the snuggly concave shape of the Flite - strange. I quickly struck the Aspide off my list too :?

Life after Flite for me now involves Knives and Spoons!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 am 
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try some of the fizik ones , cant remember the model but the one
on my carbon zaskar is really comfy , and light but not super light


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My friend says his fizik arione is very comfy.


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Reluctant wrote:
I'm Spyder curious too - anyone here ridden one long term and able to comment? I like to think they're soft enough to have a bit of flex and give?


Anyone? I'm intrigues too - won't keep the spray off your bits though!

Nice in the Summer I'd imagine 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:35 am 
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apparently , the thinner saddles retain comfort better over long distance, due to soft ones letting you sink to the rails ,


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:36 am 
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and if i may add , specialised gel phenon seats are very slim , very tidy , and very comfy :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:09 pm 
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I've had the Twin Tail Spyder for around a year absolutely love it. For the first month or so I was scared of the comfort level so only rode it with padded shorts but after 1 ride without and realizing the amount of give in the polymer itself made the thing super comfortable I ride in whatever I want. Recently I even bought the D-Spyder (BMX version) for my Brooklyn Machine Works and love that one too. There is considerably less flex to this one but still comfy enough to ride a few miles to the dirt track.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Jaz wrote:
cyfa2809 wrote:
Not sure what slr is, brand?

He got this one i believe:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=34928


I've had a couple of those, nice saddles imo & a bargain for the weight (mine were closer to 210g though). Bought one for my Kona SS a couple of months ago when I spotted them on CRC, had one from Wiggle a few years back & it lasted well before snapping across the front.
I think it's a little more comfy than my SLR XP, but then again I find my full carbon Token saddle comfy as well.

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I have a mere 4 of those bioflex saddles, the rails are hollow which gives a fantasticaly supple ride, a flite ti compared to this is a device of torture! The only problem I foresee is the material does not look crash resistant, although I've not damaged one yet.


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Plenty of options to think about here, cheers chaps. Those Fizik ones are rather tidy, but a tad out of my price range. Still, there is always upgrades in the future 8)


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