Just gave the bike a clean after the weekend and found something quite alarming
but it all now click's into place.
Picture the scene - it's the second run of the day down the 'Telegraph' and i've just stumbled on one of the roots stopping 'Roon' in his tracks behind me (Sorry Roon, i do apologise mate
). Anyway back on the bike and off in pursuit of Matt on the Shock-a-Billy. Off one of the many little drops and there is a loud crack. Everything seems fine so i carry on - then i get out of the saddle for a bit of 'power' but i cannot physically get out of the saddle, and i don't mean i'm knackered, i seem to be fixed to the saddle. Move around a bit and my shorts come free and release me - I assume that my shorts must have been caught over the back of the saddle - If only i knew what i know now.............
I was also riding on a Flite Carbon (Same as Kingroon) and closer inspection of it has led me to find an inch long split at the back of the saddle. My shorts must have been trapped in the split when the saddle flexed. I feel like a very lucky man at the moment and i don't want to think about what could of happened
On a different note - For Sale: Flite Evolution 1 saddle that i believe was used by Tomac and Overend and has a special 'fibreglass reinforcing panel' on the back of the saddle. This is obviously a very special one off saddle so stupidly large offers invited!!