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Review: SDG Ti-Fly Titanium saddle

  • weight: 173g.
  • material: Nylon/plastic base, Titanium rails.
  • importer: Silverfish Ph. 01752 313253
  • Price: £59.95

    Whenever someone has asked me to recomend a saddle I have always had difficulty in providing a constructive reply as a saddle is something that is so personal and yet so vital to the enjoyment of your ride. Essentially, what is good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander.

    Over the years there has been a move to lighter, sportier saddles with some even been made purely out of carbon fibre. SDG have been doing plenty of work on their saddles in recent years with new products like the I-beam (combined saddle and seatpost) even though their old faithful signature saddle, the Bel-air still proves to be a popular favourite – especially in the MTB fraternity.

    The new Ti Fly is the new superlight saddle for the gram concious. This new philosophy of cutting down a vital contact point down to the bear minimum has many shaking their heads in discomfort, but in the Ti-Fly’s case all may not be as it seems. With titanium rails and a thinly padded plastic base with nylon cover slung between the three raised points lends itself to a suprisingly comfortable ride. It almost gives itself to a slight hammock feeling leaving you craddled as you pump the pedals.

    In reality, all saddle reviews are subjective and are generally specific to the user in question. With that said, I liked the Ti-fly. It is light, reasonably confortable and reasonably priced, and I still plan to put many more miles on it yet. Recomended if you like things kept to a minimum.

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