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  • Recommend me a saddle, worthy of resisting my Lard.
  • Premier Icon lardman
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    I break saddles. I’ve always tended to break them.
    I’ve tried quite a few, with some lasting more than others, but they all bend at the rails pretty quickly.

    Specialized
    WTB
    Selle Italia
    DMR
    …. and more

    Mostly bend after my arse hits them when landing from a jump, or some unexpected trail obstacle causes my posterior to thump the back of the saddle.

    Tell me about a saddle that has rails to withstand some abuse. Don’t worry about lightness too much, just durability.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    Are your saddles generally clamped fore or aft or central? ie where along the rails is the clamp?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    +1 on tell us more about what clamp/seatpost and where it’s mounted fore and aft.

    Premier Icon b230ftw
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    Might be more technique than strength of the saddles, I have never broken a saddle despite being on the chunky side.

    Premier Icon lardman
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    Reverb post, and I do run the saddle back on the rails generally.

    I appreciate that this is a contributing factor, but was keen to find recommendations on saddles at the stronger end that could cope with being used like this.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    If you’re already using chromoly rails then rail-strength between saddle brands/types is likely to be much of a muchness

    Obviously having the saddle positioned back is a major factor (along with technique?) so that leaves a few options AFAICS

    Switch for a layback dropper?

    Dropper post with a layback?

    Change technique?

    Change saddle-position to centre-or-forward-of-clamp via changing bike frame (?!)

    Keep on scanning saddle reviews and trying saddles that review well on strength? eg:
    https://mountainculturegroup.com/honest-review-chromag-trailmaster-dt-saddle/

    I’m a big lard and have bent ti rails but currently Phenom comp is doing the job on all fronts. Academic really tho as I’m 95% wheels on ground rarely touch the seat on any landings #bimbledays #airwhatair

    Premier Icon lardman
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    Thanks for the responses. Yep, it’s a recommendation for a stronger saddle I was after. However, as I suspected, there’s not much to choose between them.

    I’m replacing the reverb soon, so a dropper with layback was my next option.

    New frame is a bit hard to sort ATM tho’.

    Premier Icon tall_martin
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    Hi bent a few saddles.

    My brooks b17 is over 20 years old and the rails are still fine.

    Premier Icon lardman
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    @tall_martin

    Good call…. only downside is never having used/sat on a Brookes, I’m not sure how it would feel off-road. They’re quite a different beast to most regular saddles.

    Might try and source a second hand one first to try one out.

    Premier Icon tall_martin
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    Its not a cheap experiment intialy, but they hold their value

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