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 Post subject: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:00 am 
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I'm looking to replace my SDG Bel Air as last night i added to the damage on it somewhat.

I run an I-beam set up and intend to carry on with that non creaky goodness!

now do i go for the SDG I-fly or the RaceFace Atlas ?

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I-fly is £62

Atlas is £54

both weigh 165g

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:07 am 
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Atlas looks smoother so less restrictive when you're slamming into trees....

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:11 am 
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You cant beat a good creak, |I spend hours trying to track down an annoying one last weekend, turned out it was the offset bushing I installed on shock, just needed a bit of grease :), back to silence again now ...

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:17 am 
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unityjon wrote:
Atlas looks smoother so less restrictive when you're slamming into trees....
:lol:

I like the I-Fly by looks alone

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:41 am 
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Pmsl yes jon a clean exit from the bike is important!

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:36 am 
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nwmlarge wrote:
i'm looking to replace my SDG Bel Air as last night i added to the damage on it somewhat.

I run an I-beam set up and intend to carry on with that non creaky goodness!



Hmm that's intersting, I've got a Bel Air and recently discovered it was the source of some creaking ... is it a common thing with SDG saddles? ... or specific to the Bel Air ??

Apart from replacing it ... how do I stop the creaking??


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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:54 am 
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VonROOKe wrote:
nwmlarge wrote:
i'm looking to replace my SDG Bel Air as last night i added to the damage on it somewhat.

I run an I-beam set up and intend to carry on with that non creaky goodness!



Hmm that's intersting, I've got a Bel Air and recently discovered it was the source of some creaking ... is it a common thing with SDG saddles? ... or specific to the Bel Air ??

Apart from replacing it ... how do I stop the creaking??


i have an I-beam saddle so it doesn't creak so i'm afraid i can't help with that.

i would check the rail bolts are tight and the seat post bolts are correctly torqued.

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:00 am 
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^^ undo and redo the rail bolts especially after a knock or just after plenty of saddle time, back them both off clean them then tighten

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:27 am 
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Thanks , I'll check that out this weekend.

Been looking on-line and a lot of people rate the Bel Air, but a hell of a lot also moan about creaking! - seems to be a known issue.

Apologies for taking the post off-track.

It it were my choice, I'd go for the SDG.


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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:41 pm 
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No worries, good to get issues sorted.

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:43 pm 
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Alternatively the same saddle from superstar in the Ti flavour is the same as the bel air but a hell of a lit cheaper and lighter

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:44 pm 
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I want ibeam they are so much quieter

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 Post subject: Re: Technical seat choice issue
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:18 pm 
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