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Wider carbon saddles
« on: February 26, 2017, 01:54:25 AM »
Hello All

I have been fighting a sore bum when on longer rides and I finally took the time to sit on the "funny" chair in order to have my sit bones measured. It turns out that I have a rather big distance between sit bones(142 mm) and therefore basically I can now throw out all the saddles that I have as they all are around 135 mm wide. Now I have been crawling around Ebay/Aliexpress and I have not been able to find carbon saddles wider than around 145 mm and I need at least 155 mm. Do anyone knows a vendor that are selling wider carbon saddles ?

I know that Specialized/S-Works are selling their premium saddles in different sizes but would like to try a cheaper option before I invest in a 200+$ saddle.

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Karsten 



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Re: Wider carbon saddles
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 06:18:39 AM »
This one from Backcountry is in my list. They have 133, 145, and 155 widths. $170 marked down to $32 is tough to beat especially considering you have Backcountry's warranty and support.

http://www.backcountry.com/serfas-phantom-carbon-saddle

Here is another popular saddle. Ergon SR3 carbon retailing at $249 marked down to $60. Nashbar is always having 25% off coupons so you might be able to get it cheaper. The large is in stock and measures 155.

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_584159_-1___204721

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Re: Wider carbon saddles
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 10:32:33 AM »
This one from Backcountry is in my list. They have 133, 145, and 155 widths. $170 marked down to $32 is tough to beat especially considering you have Backcountry's warranty and support.

http://www.backcountry.com/serfas-phantom-carbon-saddle

Here is another popular saddle. Ergon SR3 carbon retailing at $249 marked down to $60. Nashbar is always having 25% off coupons so you might be able to get it cheaper. The large is in stock and measures 155.

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_584159_-1___204721

Thanks for the links, Backcountry wants 60$ in shipping alone so that is out of the question. Nashbar is more interesting but the saddle will still end up in around 100$ as I will have to pay import tax/customs fee etc. From USA it is around 34% of the total cost including shipping. China is better as they typically slips under the custom radar and are much cheaper with free shipping :D

I can get a Specialized Toupe Pro for the same as the Nashbar saddle so if no Chinese saddles are available, I will properly go for this: https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp?productID=58849 

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Re: Wider carbon saddles
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 10:53:20 AM »
Well I tried... ;D

I forgot you aren't in the US. If I recall, you're in Denmark correct? I can bring some to you in July but you will have to meet me in Switzerland.  :o

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 11:50:33 AM »
Well I tried... ;D

I forgot you aren't in the US. If I recall, you're in Denmark correct? I can bring some to you in July but you will have to meet me in Switzerland.  :o

Well, I go to Virginia in April :D What state are you in ?

I have a few friends there and they always collect my Ebay buys - As a matter of fact I found this on Ebay after some more hunting: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252072535173?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

That could be interesting apart from the fact that one picture indicates 143mm and another 155mm, I sent him a mail and we will see.

Karsten

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Re: Wider carbon saddles
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 07:26:02 PM »
I'm in Maine, the extreme northeast. Virginia in April is perfect. Nice and warm but not summer time hot either. The last time I was in Virginia was 7 years ago to pick up a vehicle. Unfortunately we mix salt with our road sand and it makes it very hard to find an older used vehicle that isn't rusted out. At the time I was looking for a 1996 or 1997 Toyota Landcruiser and the only ones I found local had the frames covered in rust.

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Re: Wider carbon saddles
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 12:24:34 PM »
do you need special seat rail clamp for them? I am using an old Thomson seatpost and don't know if the clamp would work for those carbon rail

This one from Backcountry is in my list. They have 133, 145, and 155 widths. $170 marked down to $32 is tough to beat especially considering you have Backcountry's warranty and support.

http://www.backcountry.com/serfas-phantom-carbon-saddle

Here is another popular saddle. Ergon SR3 carbon retailing at $249 marked down to $60. Nashbar is always having 25% off coupons so you might be able to get it cheaper. The large is in stock and measures 155.

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_584159_-1___204721

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Re: Wider carbon saddles
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 01:46:10 PM »
do you need special seat rail clamp for them? I am using an old Thomson seatpost and don't know if the clamp would work for those carbon rail

Do you have a picture of the clamp? Generally speaking, if the post clamps from the top and bottom of the rail you are all set. The ones that have one horizontal bolt for clamping and the clamping forces are on the sides of the rails will not work.