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Cracked Specialized Toupe Saddle


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Hey guys.


Not sure if this is a 'wear and tear' thing so wanted to get your opinions.


My reasonably expensive saddle cracked through on both sides just in front of the rear rail attachment points on a normal road ride - no crash/extra weight. I weigh 73kg's for Pete's sake...This is the first time this has happened and on a fairly expensive saddle too.


Do you think the guys at Specialized would stand behind their product and give me a new one? It's about two years old now and i mostly ride on the weekends.


Can't attach a pic as it's too big.

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The worst they can say is no. Ask them.


Sounds like something they should replace tho... Hope you get it sorted

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A friend of mine experienced the same with two specialized romin saddles. His was less than a year old and both were replaced. Could be a manufacturing fault causing the carbon saddles to crack.

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Thanks guys. I'll take it in to a Spez store nearby and see what they say. Will report back tomorrow.


And don't worry, I won't rant about it if I don't get a new one.


On a related topic, I recently got good service from the RockShok agents in CT (don't know who they are) - they replaced the blown main head seals of my dropper post for free even though it was out of warranty. I guess it was a commonly known flaw on that model.

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OK, I took it to Cyclefunatics in Durbanville and the friendly guy said he'd send it back to Specialized what they say if I had proof of purchase.


I didn't.


Nice of them to offer that though seeing as the saddle was close to 5 years old.


Moral of the story: keep your receipts! :-)

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