I'm looking for a dropper for my girlfriend and she weighs about 50kg. Question is - is she going to be able to lower the Manic? She bought XLC dropper (cartridge post as well) a while ago and just couldn't drop it with her weight :/ To be honest I tried it (75kg) and could barely drop it... Do you know any droppers suitable for lightweight riders? Do we have to look for something with adjustable pressure instead of a cartridge?
6'3" and slim frame here, always been struggling with short shorts as well until I tried Dakine. I have the Derail model now with 15" inseam and size 34 fits just perfect. Really could not have been better. Waist and length are spot on. They cover a bit of my pads even with knee in the most bent position when pedalling. Check other models as well cause they list inseam on every one. Hope this helps :)
Lol. Well it turns out I have the second narrowest sit bones. Just one step wider than the typical widths from WTB or Chromag. Dudes with 150 or 160mm sit bones must be gorillas.
Totally agree with this statement. I assumed (incorrectly) that id probably have wideish sit bones. Mine measured in at 11cm (so 13cm for the SQLab MTB saddle). 150-160mm saddles would be WAY too wide for me, which is probably why I didnt get along with most of the saddles I was trying out. Even the ones in the 140mm range would technically be too wide.
Seems spot on. Mine measure around 13cm so the saddle should be about 150mm wide (I'm 193cm tall). When I rode saddles which were 135mm (isn't it some kind of standard width?) I felt like my ass is slipping to the sides constantly...
I found out the key to comfortable saddle is the right width and groove/hole in the middle to reduce any pressure points on vital organs :D I use WTB Volt now, 150mm wide and it is good enough to spend a few hours on it without any discomfort. For me its padding is a little to soft though. I use a no-name cheapest saddle I found on my commuter, but it is the best I ever used. I skipped branding and everything else besides that it has to be at 150-160mm wide, has flat'ish not curved sitting area and a hole. Best choice ever.