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carrbone said:
So how is it? I'm really intrigued by the pdf and info, etc. What I need is your honest opinion about it... How have in the field rides gone?
For the lazy readers I would say that every biker I know that tried it, never went back to the "normal" saddles, even womens love it, and there are 15-17 bikers in my club that are currently using it. Its a basic concept.. sit on your bones and not on your balls.

Many bikers say that this saddles are ugly, but they say it too about 29ers... In spain we say that opiniones are like the ass, everone got one... but mine got no problem to sit down after a long mtb ride. The most suspicious bikers say that the pro's dont use them.. but is for legal reasons, because the UCI doesnt allow saddles that are so short, but referees doesnt take much attention to it here, at least in mtb races.

I started using them 2 years ago, after a 3 day and 10h/day ride that :madman: my ass alot. A pal told me about them, because he had same problems and the doctor recomended them.. and past october he had a daughter. I have ride since then 2 o 3 time in a normal saddle and the difference is huge. Normally takes 3 or 4 rides to get used to the new position, because the legs are more close and the position is like if you where skiing at high speed. Going down the hill is more conftable too, because nothing can hurt your balls.

I think they are not sold in the USA, only in Europe, and the cheapers are about 45€:
http://www.espaibici.com/catalogo/productos.php?idc=148_150_156
http://www.espaibici.com/catalogo/productos.php?idc=148_152_159

The thing that I like more of them, is that when your in a hard climb, like 20-30%, you can sit in the front of the saddle, with no "nose" getting up your ass :)

PD: Sorry about my english grammar, I'm still learning :D
 

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Well, I don't care how nice they sit, I wouldn't even ride one even if I get a thousand bucks :D:D
 

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The wife and I on a ride in Massasoit Park in MA. Our maiden ride together with our new bikes. She has a 1x9, I am rocking the SS.



Sorry no photo. See profile. I am computer stupid but sort of bike smart. A little. Maybe.
 

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Duh. How did I miss this tread, 29er bike picture whore that I am? :D

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Nice collection you have!
What did you do with the inbred's slot dropouts? I suppose you turned it into sliding dropouts; but now the axle of the rear wheel must be 1cm lower. How does this affect the riding? Can you post a closer photo?
 

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selin said:
Nice collection you have!
What did you do with the inbred's slot dropouts? I suppose you turned it into sliding dropouts; but now the axle of the rear wheel must be 1cm lower. How does this affect the riding? Can you post a closer photo?
Thanks, four purpose built that handle road to chunk. I do like them.

The Inbred is a 2006 that came with sliding dropouts, there were two right sliders, one SS, one with a derailleur hanger.Here is a picture with a TomiCog in fixed mullet mode - V-brake rear and disc front.

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It has lived most of its life as an SS with the On-One carbon fork. When the Rita came up for sale the parts bin turned it into the HT you see.

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This WILL be my first '29er'. Yea, it's a hybrid, but it has served me well as a city/path bike. I just put some 40c TransSprint tires on it and hopefully it will be ok on some easy trail riding this weekend.

Original 7300fx frame, fork, saddle, and seatpost.

Full XT otherwise except for Deore cranks. Rings might be a bit aggressive at 26/36/48t but again, it's intent is for beginner level off-roading.

Mavic T520 rim / XT hub 32 spoke wheels will hopefully handle any abuse. Origin 8 SpaceBar and ergo grips make it a comfortable cockpit on pavement. Will need to see if that also applies off it.
 

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