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Posted: Jan 13, 2020 at 18:48 Quote
coaster156 wrote:
What's generally considered the a decently comfy saddle? (For an enduro bike). Chromag has a bunch of good looking stuff, but I'm having a tough time deciding on one.

I have a chromag trailmaster DT and it’s compfy I don’t wear padded shorts and I can pedal without it hurting

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 at 18:52 Quote
spaceofades wrote:
People, yes including dudes, seem to like the Mimic saddle from Spec. Haven't ridden it myself.

I can't do the Mimic or the Power. Too short. My go-to for road is the Romin and MTB is the Phenom.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 at 19:02 Quote
seraph wrote:
spaceofades wrote:
People, yes including dudes, seem to like the Mimic saddle from Spec. Haven't ridden it myself.

I can't do the Mimic or the Power. Too short. My go-to for road is the Romin and MTB is the Phenom.

how does the SWAT storage work on the Phenom?

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 12:35 Quote
sosburn wrote:
seraph wrote:
spaceofades wrote:
People, yes including dudes, seem to like the Mimic saddle from Spec. Haven't ridden it myself.

I can't do the Mimic or the Power. Too short. My go-to for road is the Romin and MTB is the Phenom.

how does the SWAT storage work on the Phenom?

I never used it because it was on a SJ with SWAT in the downtube.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 12:48 Quote
What are the best flat pedal shoe for around £20-£30

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 13:03 Quote
Ok, thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 13:14 Quote
sosburn wrote:
seraph wrote:
spaceofades wrote:
People, yes including dudes, seem to like the Mimic saddle from Spec. Haven't ridden it myself.

I can't do the Mimic or the Power. Too short. My go-to for road is the Romin and MTB is the Phenom.

how does the SWAT storage work on the Phenom?

The "mountain bandit" swat system mounts with the two bolts under the saddle. It holds a tube, co2 cartridge/adapter and tire lever. Put everything in its place and a strong velcro strap holds it all together. Really not too bad for $20 or so.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 13:33 Quote
kwapik wrote:
sosburn wrote:
seraph wrote:


I can't do the Mimic or the Power. Too short. My go-to for road is the Romin and MTB is the Phenom.

how does the SWAT storage work on the Phenom?

The "mountain bandit" swat system mounts with the two bolts under the saddle. It holds a tube, co2 cartridge/adapter and tire lever. Put everything in its place and a strong velcro strap holds it all together. Really not too bad for $20 or so.

Thats sick, guess i got my next saddle. thanks

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 13:34 Quote
shop peeps - How much does a kashima 36 CSU usually cost?

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 14:00 Quote
MuleTB123 wrote:
What are the best flat pedal shoe for around £20-£30
It’s going to be tough at that price. Probably online sale of discontinued model and get lucky with the correct size. Or Vans. Apparently they have a new tacky sole that’s supposed to hook up pretty well with flats.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 14:03 Quote
sosburn wrote:
shop peeps - How much does a kashima 36 CSU usually cost?
FWIW, I called Marzocchi/Fox back in like July to see about a replacement stanchion for a Bomber 58. I recall being quoted $130 for kashima and it was $100 for black ano. I'd suspect that a 36 csu would be at least 2x as expensive. You could always call Fox

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 15:43 Quote
chacou wrote:
sosburn wrote:
shop peeps - How much does a kashima 36 CSU usually cost?
FWIW, I called Marzocchi/Fox back in like July to see about a replacement stanchion for a Bomber 58. I recall being quoted $130 for kashima and it was $100 for black ano. I'd suspect that a 36 csu would be at least 2x as expensive. You could always call Fox

Fuk
i really just need a longer steerer tube but most used forks are already cut to like 2 inches

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 15:44 Quote
sosburn wrote:
chacou wrote:
sosburn wrote:
shop peeps - How much does a kashima 36 CSU usually cost?
FWIW, I called Marzocchi/Fox back in like July to see about a replacement stanchion for a Bomber 58. I recall being quoted $130 for kashima and it was $100 for black ano. I'd suspect that a 36 csu would be at least 2x as expensive. You could always call Fox

Fuk
i really just need a longer steerer tube but most used forks are already cut to like 2 inches
have you considered a non-kashima? Believe me, you won't notice the difference

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 15:48 Quote
spaceofades wrote:
sosburn wrote:
chacou wrote:

FWIW, I called Marzocchi/Fox back in like July to see about a replacement stanchion for a Bomber 58. I recall being quoted $130 for kashima and it was $100 for black ano. I'd suspect that a 36 csu would be at least 2x as expensive. You could always call Fox

Fuk
i really just need a longer steerer tube but most used forks are already cut to like 2 inches
have you considered a non-kashima? Believe me, you won't notice the difference

yeah im not worried about feeling a difference i'd just like to retain the kashima so it "matches" my rear shock
(since the X2 stanchion is more like bronze than kashima lmao)

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 15:49 Quote
sosburn wrote:
coaster156 wrote:
What's generally considered the a decently comfy saddle? (For an enduro bike). Chromag has a bunch of good looking stuff, but I'm having a tough time deciding on one.

I too would like to know this as the WTB volt comp ive been recycling for a few years is dying

I've been riding a WTB Pure Progel since coming off my trusty Charge Spoon. Loved the Spoon's shape but this is infinitely more comfortable for all-day epics!


 
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