Bent the rails on two saddles

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Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby sandy771 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 21:32 pm

I have managed to bend the rails on two saddles, an old one off a carrera and and newer one off a giant.

So looking for a new saddle and have seen that they come with carbon, titanium, alloy and manganese rails.

Anything I should be looking at o rnot looking at - is it all just marketing bollox?

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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 21:36 pm

Nothing will be stronger than steel.

Bend a lot, don't care for weight steel is the way to go really. Try running the clamp bang in the middle of the rails too.

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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby cooldad » Mon Oct 08, 2012 21:42 pm

Stand up on the bumpy stuff or go on a diet.
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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby sharky1029 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 22:02 pm

OEM saddles are generally shite. I bent the rails pretty badly on an OEM specialized saddle but the specialized Henge saddle I now have has survived some massive crashes.

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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby ilovedirt » Tue Oct 09, 2012 00:11 am

I've bent a few seats either by crashing or by landing ars* heavy on the seat on some sort of compression because i was too tired to stand.
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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby sandy771 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 13:59 pm

ilovedirt wrote:I've bent a few seats either by crashing or by landing ars* heavy on the seat on some sort of compression because i was too tired to stand.


This could be it.

However I have just decided to try a spoon and after fitting it it feels as if the nose is a little low but looking at the saddlle it is pretty much horizontal. When I sit on it it feels that my weight is on the back end of the saddle but I can still shift my weight forward and sit on the nose going up hill. I am thinking that if my weight is more toward the rear then the saddle is pretty much constantly taking torsional forces, rather than if my weight were central.

I know its a personal thing but wondered what peoples opinion on the ideal saddle position is?

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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby cooldad » Sat Oct 13, 2012 16:49 pm

Probably under your arris.
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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby sandy771 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 17:17 pm

cooldad wrote:Probably under your arris.


Cooldad - 15523 post and probably 3 of them helpful.

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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby cooldad » Sat Oct 13, 2012 17:23 pm

I'm glad that this was one of those times.
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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 19:07 pm

sandy771 wrote:
I know its a personal thing but wondered what peoples opinion on the ideal saddle position is?

you answered your own question there
sandy771 wrote:
cooldad wrote:Probably under your arris.


Cooldad - 15523 post and probably 3 of them helpful.
take you long to read them all did it :D
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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby felix.london » Sat Oct 13, 2012 19:39 pm

cooldad wrote:I'm glad that this was one of those times.


What were the other two?
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Re: Bent the rails on two saddles

Postby cooldad » Sat Oct 13, 2012 19:44 pm

felix.london wrote:
cooldad wrote:I'm glad that this was one of those times.


What were the other two?

No idea. He said three, not me.
Although I do remember telling someone to buy round rubbery tyres, which was probably helpful.
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