At just 111 grams, the Stratics race saddle is feathery light!
The Stratics race saddle is just that: A high performance carbon shell for light weight and almost zero loss of power! Carbon shell saddles are a favorite with Tour Pros and others who are looking for every watt. They give the rider an advantage in not loosing energy into compressing the shell.
Howver, if you have ever ridden a carbon saddle, you likely remember that they are normally pretty hard on the old backside! While it is a little bit of a compromise, the Stratics carbon race saddle features 3 closed cell pads, which probably absorb a watt or so, but they add back so much comfort that you can use the Stratics Race Saddle for road races, hill climbs and tri's or time trials.
While every gram of weight counts on climbs, the lack of weight of the Stratics with out of the saddle climbs and sprints is noticed instantly! The ultra-light weight means almost zero mass at the top of the bike, so when out of the saddle and tossing the bike, you don't have the pendulum effect .
The Stratics SL carbon seat posts are a great match for your Stratics carbon saddle as they weigh only 135 g. in a 27.2 x 250 mm size, and have a long 25 mm cradle for supporting carbon rails. If you want to save 1/2 pound or more , grab a Stratics Race saddle and post today, and jump onto the podium !
Replacemet pads for the Stratics saddle are sold in sets of 3, and are only $25 for a new set and can be ordered separately.
NOTE: there is not any warranty on the carbon saddle due to it's carbon shell which can be broken with foreseeable impacts.
CAUTION: due to the carbon rails , to prevent concentration of loads on the rails, use only seat posts ( such as Stratics, Thomson, many others) that provide at minimum a 20 mm support area on the rail clamping area.