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35 gram dash saddle

Postby Donald » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:20 pm

My new saddle looks very well made. I am looking forward to installing it on my bike tomorrow and going for a ride. I think that with this saddle and the dash hubs my bike should be around 7.98 lbs. 3,640 grams. I will put it on the scale tomorrow.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby mdeth1313 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:06 pm

"for people with little butts". As some of my students would put it: "That's stupid yo!"

very nice. love to see the limits pushed
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:45 pm

Wow. It's like a trike saddle!
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Donald » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:55 am

Yesterday I had a nice ride with the new saddle. My experience was about the same as on my Becker saddle, when sitting down I didn't feel that there is the very short nose. Nothing different going from standing to sitting than other saddles. The saddle is comfortable and I don't think there will be any problems with it. dash has many different models but this one is the lightest.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby mdeth1313 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:39 am

it should be called -- Da-Shtubby (that's german for "ax-lightness: take that! :boxing: )

Oh man, I gotta go to bed!

115 mile ride tomorrow!
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby FAQinc » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:30 pm

like a sawn off shotgun it looks menacing!
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby über-goober » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:48 pm

I've worked on some bikes that had noseless saddles - not for weight savings but because the rider had men's health issues. (Is there such thing as Weenie weenies?) Anyway for me it is nearly impossible to ride no-hands on one.. Can you still ride with the hands off the bars?
the problem? could be the nut behind the handlebars.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Donald » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:03 pm

I have had three rides with this new saddle. I can ride no hands on the bar, but if the saddle was tilted down a little there could be a problem riding no hands.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Fuchs » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:57 pm

you maybe have to ride with no weenie ;)

that would be überweight weenie in a way.....
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby TheRedMantra » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:06 am

What, no cutout? :grin:
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Gumgardner » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:03 pm

I just read about the nut saving qualities of a nose-less saddle. Plus it's lighter. I like it.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Ypsylon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:10 pm

Not to mention not having to worry about the 5cm setback rule.

Are the rails really red?
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Gumgardner » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:49 pm

Dash makes some nice products, but boy is it expensive! Too expensive if you ask me.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby HammerTime » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:58 pm

So sayeth Mr. AX Lightness.

In any event, they lighten your bike and your bank account.
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Re: 35 gram dash saddle

Postby Gumgardner » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:11 pm

Exactly. I'm into AX and buy AX without a second thought and I think Dash is too expensive. That's the point. They really are limiting their market. Is $800 for a saddle a little much?! They also squeeze their market even tighter by limiting their rider weight limits to 80kg and less.
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