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I don't know where exactly to post this topic but here it is...

Have read quite a few posts on Selle Italia saddles' rails, they break if positioned improperly. Well I just recently got an SLC saddle, and for the best comfort/riding position, I moved the saddle a little forward. The space in between two "Stop-> <-Stop" on the rail is only wide enough for the Thomson clamp to fit, which means if i move the saddle at all forward or backward it will be 'over the limit.'

SLC is somewhat of a minimalistic design saddle, and with carbon on both ends (I don't know if it's just carbon-wrapped rails or real carbon rails) it kind of worries me that this might not be the proper thing to do. I weigh 140lb so I don't exactly pound on them when I sit on them, but I'm just wondering if this is something I should fix:




Thanks for any inputs.
 

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Per Selle's website video, the SLC's rails are carbon wrapped. I have my SLC clamped down pretty much in the center section with my Thomson post... If you look closely, you can see that the rails curve a little upwards; mine has it, and it looks like yours does as well. Not sure if this is the reason the markings are there, but it is my best guess.
 

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I weigh about 155 and had mine about where yours are. Snapped em after about 2 years of riding. Went over a little bump and next thing you know, the nose is pointing north. Selle will replace the rails for about $25 including shipping though.
 

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Mootsie said:
I weigh about 155 and had mine about where yours are. Snapped em after about 2 years of riding. Went over a little bump and next thing you know, the nose is pointing north. Selle will replace the rails for about $25 including shipping though.

I see...yeah they don't feel that sturdy since the saddle is cut in half for the most part so they have individual movements...nevertheless I should probably expect 2/2 1/2 years and have $25 put aside for this future expense :eek6: and probably stand when going over bumps etc.

After all they are really comfortable and numbness is history, it somewhat molds to the arse after a while of riding.......I think it's a great saddle only with a little weakness...
 
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