Lightweight Saddle

relanium
relanium Posts: 487
edited January 2010 in Road buying advice
I'm looking for an extremely Lightweight saddle, but it must be very comfortable as well, any recommendations guys?

Thanks in advance.

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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Fizik Aliante - anything lighter and you'll probably need to learn to ride out the saddle a lot more!
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/aca ... DTEWH.html

    150 grams for 50 quid. I have one on my racing bike.

    However, I have Aliantes on all my others. You can't really sacrifice weight for comfort really...
  • bobtbuilder
    bobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=S0112

    81 grams - light enough for ya?
  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Specialized Toupe - Looks like it will hurt but it's very comfortable.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=S0112

    81 grams - light enough for ya?

    Selle Italia always lie, it's probably way heavier than 81g
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  • DaSy
    DaSy Posts: 599
    My vote is for the Fizik Anatres...
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  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    relanium wrote:
    I'm looking for an extremely Lightweight saddle, but it must be very comfortable as well, any recommendations guys?

    Thanks in advance.

    comfort is completely subjective - just because someone recommends you a 'comfortable' lightweight saddle, doesn't mean you will find it comfortable...
  • tifferz
    tifferz Posts: 43
    Napolean - that Selle Italia Thoork looks like a great bargin. Why do you only have it on your race bike? is is not very comfy?

    Would you say they are really just the same as except for the gold stamp or does it look as though the materials used are a bit dodgy
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  • tifferz wrote:
    Napolean - that Selle Italia Thoork looks like a great bargin. Why do you only have it on your race bike? is is not very comfy?

    Would you say they are really just the same as except for the gold stamp or does it look as though the materials used are a bit dodgy

    Well, I have just given it to halfords to put on my new boardman, im hoping it will be fairly comfy, got some new shorts with gel padding to take the sting out!

    It really is super light when you hold it!

    Even if its not, I will still man up and use it! Im young and have no excuse...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    tifferz wrote:
    Napolean - that Selle Italia Thoork looks like a great bargin. Why do you only have it on your race bike? is is not very comfy?

    Would you say they are really just the same as except for the gold stamp or does it look as though the materials used are a bit dodgy

    I only have it on my race bike because I only bought one! I love the Fizik Aliante and I don't know how comfy it is, so won't change them on my other bikes as I'm not too bothered about weight on them.

    Mine didn't have a gold stamp on it!!
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    They are not very comfortable at all.
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  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    I've recently been using a Selle San Marco Aspide Arrowhead Gel Around. Fairly light,
    pretty comfy in the long haul, doesn't cost a fortune(depending on what you consider a fortune), has a cutout center, and seems to give good support to the sit bones. There are lighter saddles but, d*amn, a little padding sure does make riding much more pleasant. Even if it is at the cost of a few grams.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    tifferz wrote:
    Napolean - that Selle Italia Thoork looks like a great bargin. Why do you only have it on your race bike? is is not very comfy?

    Would you say they are really just the same as except for the gold stamp or does it look as though the materials used are a bit dodgy

    Well, I have just given it to halfords to put on my new boardman, im hoping it will be fairly comfy, got some new shorts with gel padding to take the sting out!

    It really is super light when you hold it!

    Even if its not, I will still man up and use it! Im young and have no excuse...

    ...seriously??? :shock:
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  • I've had a San Marco Zoncolan for one year now.

    It's 200 grams or just under, but surprisingly comfortable. It's quite durable, unlike the SKN I had before. Long saddle, geometry similar to the Fizik Arione
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  • tifferz wrote:

    Even if its not, I will still man up and use it! Im young and have no excuse...

    Not a good idea, I'm young too but if it's not comfy down below you could have serious issues!
  • ajb72
    ajb72 Posts: 1,178
    jordan_217 wrote:
    Specialized Toupe - Looks like it will hurt but it's very comfortable.

    +1. Most comfortable racing saddle I have found.
  • I just picked up one of these, not had chance to ride it yet but will feed back when I do. Was drawn in by the discount so might regret it.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/selle-italia/flite-kit-carbonio-flow-saddle-ec021580
  • ajb72
    ajb72 Posts: 1,178
    Jonny_road wrote:
    I just picked up one of these, not had chance to ride it yet but will feed back when I do. Was drawn in by the discount so might regret it.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/selle-italia/flite-kit-carbonio-flow-saddle-ec021580

    Good luck, looks great and you sometines have to take a chance!
  • relanium
    relanium Posts: 487
    Anyone have or tried this saddle...... Ax-lightness Endurance SL Custom
    http://www.poshbikes.com/product.php?id=83
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    relanium wrote:
    Anyone have or tried this saddle...... Ax-lightness Endurance SL Custom
    http://www.poshbikes.com/product.php?id=83

    Wow, you are looking for a lightweight saddle. :shock: :shock:
    Just one question. Are you planning to do long rides with something like that????
    You did mention comfort in your post.
    FWIW I have never seen anyone use a unpadded saddle for anything in the way of long
    distances. Mostly see them at Crits, short time trials.
  • chriskempton
    chriskempton Posts: 1,245
    ajb72 wrote:
    jordan_217 wrote:
    Specialized Toupe - Looks like it will hurt but it's very comfortable.

    +1. Most comfortable racing saddle I have found.

    +2 And for me. 175g.
  • ascurrell
    ascurrell Posts: 1,739
    Out of interest, what do people class as a lightweight saddle ?
  • ascurrell
    ascurrell Posts: 1,739
    Sorry should have said, is there a cut off point, personally it's not that relevant for someone like myself with my 15 + stone bulk. I should be trying to lose 50 grams of fat [blimey there is room for it] rather than spending a lot more money on a more expensive saddle.
    I fully appreciate some guys are highly toned already and serious cyclists [god I'm envious and use their cycles for varios disciplines].
    I believe my saddle is approx 220-230 grams, I know you can get a lot lighter but the Van Nicholas saddle made by velo I find extremely comfortable, well made and very good value.
    Cheers, Scurry
  • II'll add the Charge knife saddle; which is pretty comfy for most, reasonably priced at around £35-£45 and fairly light at around 210g. Not as bling as some others mentioned, but no one I know who's tried it has found it uncomfortable.

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/20134/Charge_Knife_Saddle

    Unfortunately I need a red/white saddle to match my bike, so have a fizik arione which is comfy (for mebut not all), more expensive and a few grams heavier.
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,822
    Sellia Italia SLR / SLR XP : rode the 130 Mile Etape Legend with an SLR beneath me and had absolutely no issues. SLR is around 130gms, XP a little heavier.