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Review of tri-sport split-rail , adjustable saddle(4 posts)

Review of tri-sport split-rail , adjustable saddledinky
Aug 8, 2001 1:42 PM
I would have posted this in the review section but you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get a new category added so I'll just share my experience here.
First off, all of the old timers can just sit back and chuckle at the dumb newbie. I deserve it.
This saddle is a colossal piece o caca.
The idea seems great. Two halves of a saddle that can be adjusted in the back to fit your exact sit bones. You get the benefits of the cut out and a custom sit bone fit. (if you can't picture it, go to nashbar or performance and check out the picture)
Unfortunately, all of tri-sports effort went into the adjustable doohicky and not some basic saddle rules of thumb. I failed to notice when ordering (online) the hard hunks of plastic near the front that support the narrower parts of the saddle. They scraped relentlessly with every pedal stroke. I could eliminate the scraping by narrowing the saddle again but I was back to where I started with a lack of good sit bone support. Plus it creaked like my granny's old rocking chair. The "adjustable rail tension" feature was worthless.
Alas, it was also gel (laugh hard now) I just couldn't take everyone's word for it, I had to try the stuff for myself. Now I know. Sad, sad...silly newbie...
I hope that this will prevent others from being fooled by the hype. Like I said, it seems good in theory but the reality, at this time, is lousy.
re: Review of tri-sport split-rail , adjustable saddlefuzzybunnies
Aug 8, 2001 6:43 PM
Glad to know that the annoying squeking on that saddle wasn't just me being to heavy and it's a design flaw. Fortunately I didn't have to pay for mine, got it free from the rep, I gave it back after 1 day of riding. TTFN
split rail = medeival torture device?STEELYeyed
Aug 8, 2001 7:08 PM
Yep!dinky
Aug 8, 2001 8:43 PM
It is really that bad. Maybe there is hope for split-rail technology in the future. As I said, It sounds like a good idea. But unfortunately, at this time, the idea hasn't panned out.