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speaking of saddles...

Nov. 13, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

does anyone have the Chromag trailmaster? anyone with the leather version? anyone tried both? i would think that shape would be the most important element of a comfortable saddle, but i'm wondering if the leather itself makes any difference.

Nov. 14, 2019, 4:24 a.m.
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I used the trailmaster in leather/titanium  for two seasons. It was the least comfortable saddle I have owned in a while. When it died and I got something else I realized that for me having. Some flex in the saddle was more important than padding. The trailmaster has lots of padding but is stiff as a board. I have several sdg saddles that I far prefer as well as a couple of the old ti flite saddles. It wasn't a case of me being too light to flex the saddle either as I was 200lbs and rode almost every day and that f&^cker never broke in for me.

Nov. 14, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002

I have a Trailmaster DT that has worked well for me and more importantly looks awesome.

I did also have an original Trailmaster LTD with the ti rails that didn't work as comfortably for me, I'm not sure why.  And the ti rails creaked incessantly.  I don't know if the new LTDs are any different, but at that price premium I'm not about to find out.

Nov. 14, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 25, 2013

Another DT Trailmaster user here - won't go to anything else. The regular leather wore away with wet-riding / dirty ass rubbing on the leather.

Nov. 14, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
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Chromag Overture. Very nice.

Nov. 15, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 18, 2015

I just picked up a Lynx DT. It came down to it or the Trailmaster and I went for the Lynx because 1) matchy matchy with my bike better than the Trailmaster DTs they had in stock, and 2) I felt that Id like to try a saddle with more padding than I usually use.

Love it.

Nov. 18, 2019, 4:48 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 15, 2017

SDG fan here. On their new Radar saddle and love it. Really liked the Falcon as well.....I too find Chromag saddles uncomfortable.

Nov. 27, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

Trailmaster DT was good for me on my first bike that I rode for 3ish years. New bike came with SDG Fly which was way too narrow, went with a Fabric Scoop medium width and have been loving it the last 2 seasons.

Nov. 27, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

I either had the Trailmaster DT or Lynx DT. An awful saddle for myself. Too much padding. Especially on the nose. Have two Mood DTs and two Devas I prefer much more.

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