Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Want it Wednesday...hopefully sooner than later

So I bought a new bike.  Not a top of line bike but a nice carbon frame w/ a good medium parts list on it.  Unlike my Spech Epic Sworks, it's actually a nice way to buy a bike as it leaves rooms for upgrades and for personal customization.  I can now day dream about shiny new parts and spend countless of wasted hours online doing research of what is the best price per gram component.  I have a list of every part I want to upgrade and have started an excel doc listing component maker, weight, price, etc...  So far on the bike I have upgraded my seat post to an Easton EC 70 I found new on ebay for $45.  Next is this:

in black of course...

It's an odd looking saddle w/ some very mixed reviews.  Mtbr reviews are a little silly as some are posting you can only ride it w/ "padded shorts".   Duh...silly noobs!  I don't think I have been on a bike w/ out my padded bibs in years so that is no issues.  The other biggest complaint is that they are designed to only last about 1 year.  After one year the plastic tends to crack and the whole saddle needs to be replaced. From the reviews online, this seems to be true for mostly heavier riders.  Since I am pretty light, I am hoping that it will last me two years.  What attracts me to this saddle is of course its light 140 grams and it is supposed to offer a fair amount of trail dampening.  Good for hardtails!  All this can be found on ebay for about $80.   Since my current Scott Scale Saddle comes in at 265,  that is ratio of .68 grams per dollar.

For more cycling wanted items on this "Want it Wednesday", go to Jez's Page and click here!


  1. Only complaint I've heard is that your arse gets wetter than with a normal saddle!!
    Thanks for joining in with linky party Syl, great to see more bike wants!! I've now also linked my blog post to yours, which I do anytime someone takes part. All I ask is could you link these posts back to my linky wizard you filled out please. It then forms a loop from yours to mine and others so you should see an increase in traffic and hopefully more followers.
    Thanks again

  2. @ 135 pounds I broke one of those in 2 months.

  3. Crap! You are really lighter than me? Faster and lighter! Guess i should pass up on this saddle but that puts me back to looking at them pricey SLR xc saddles...