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Tubular Vanox?(4 posts)

Tubular Vanox?sievers11
May 9, 2003 11:40 AM
What is this stuff and why is selle italia using in on their lighter saddles instead of ti?

Selle Italia has made such a big deal over the years with how good Ti is for absorbing shock, then why have then fliped to vanox on some of the trans am slr's? Does vanox have similar charactoristics to ti? what it is a steel or an al composite?
re: Tubular Vanox?divve
May 9, 2003 12:21 PM
It's basically hollow hardened (stainless) steel tubing. Been using my SLR Trans AM saddle for about 8 months now without a problem. The only difference is that it's lighter than solid Ti and probably cheaper too. Doesn't appear to be weak and flexes about the same as well.
re: Tubular Vanox?ParticleMan
May 9, 2003 6:50 PM
I second that. My Pinarello Prince XP Gel saddle uses it, and its strong, non flexy and light [saddle is 215 gm. I guess its more affordable, easier to work on, an has all the benefits of Ti. Been using it for 6000 km now, in all types of racing and conditions.Go for it!
re: Tubular Vanox?mike r
May 10, 2003 3:37 PM
they use tubular titanium for the lighter saddles, like the slr 135gr.