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Carbon seat(6 posts)

Carbon seatMonte2
Aug 15, 2001 6:48 PM
I was at a bookstore the other day flipping through a Cycling Plus and saw a new all carbon saddle at 66g. The quick blurb indicated that the saddle was not only obscenely light but comfortable. It went on the indicate that the final product was the result of many attempts before getting the "formula" just right. Unfortunately I don't remember the name. Anyone heard of or try it? Anyone have a website of the manufacturer?
re: Carbon seatazukor
Aug 15, 2001 6:59 PM
Try a German company called tune. Their saddle is all carbon, sub 100, but no 66. It looks pretty comfortable- Adam
re: Carbon seatI'llridethrushit
Aug 15, 2001 7:06 PM
You probably mean the Fizik Aliante
165 grams
I saw the same review
AX Lightnessclimberted
Aug 15, 2001 7:34 PM
The saddle is froma German company called AX Lightness and I think you saw on called the speedneedle, a track saddle, they make a road one too. They also make some crazy light seat posts. Jan Ullrich uses these saddles on his climbing bikes. And yes they make a 66 gram one, the sprint superlight.
Anyone have any experience with these? (besides Jan)tirider
Aug 15, 2001 9:54 PM
Funny I was just on the Tune and Ax Lightness websites before coming here... crashed today and munched my SLR saddle and am looking to try something new. Has anyone ridden either the Tune Speedneedle or Ax Lightness Sprint? The Tune looks similar in shape to the Flite I've ridden but I think I'm interested in the Ax Lightness Sprint. (Check out the knew seatpost prototype they've got, 125 gr at 350 mm). Anyone know any US. stores who carry these? And yes, I saw one on Jan's climbing bike too.
Anyone have any experience with these? (besides Jan)climberted
Aug 16, 2001 12:36 PM
I have sat on one of my customers but not "ridden" it. I tooled around the parking lot and ya, it's hard, it's carbon. But I had my regular shop shorts on at work. With GOOD short it should be fine. Bummer you can only get them over there. I think you can order direct from them. And the carg EUROS no funky concversions. I have order some stuff from a shop in switzerland and it got here in like 5-6 days. Good luck. Oh and if you get it and decide that you don't like it you should be able to sell it quick.