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    3T Doric Ltd + Specialized Romin = Torn bibs

    Hi,

    Is anybody using this post and saddle combo?

    I am, and during a 50km ride this morning I found that my bibs were rubbing on the sharp edge of the cradle which the saddle rails sit in and after an hour or so, they've worn through/ripped and I've now got a pretty sore scrape on the inside of my thigh.

    I tried a different saddle, SLR Kit Carbonio, and the same problem exists.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    My Castelli bibs have a hole right there too. Shame. Now they're winter bibs.

    Not running that specific setup. It happens on others too

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    When I installed that post, I noticed that edge as well. I put my oldest bibs on, with no concern if I lost them. It ripped a hole right through them. I returned the post. Picked up the Dorico instead, no issues with that one.

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    I have this post on order for my new bike I am building. I have the Dorico on my current bike, and this makes me think I should change the order to another Dorico.
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    This isn't too good is it really!

    So the only solution is to buy a different post. I bet 3T didn't have that in mind when they started selling it.....

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    The Doric is a zero setback post, so if you push the seat back on it the fixing mechanism (many sharp edges, I agree) gets exposed. A setback post like the Dorico should hide the fixing mechanism under the wider part of the saddle. Just make sure that the saddle doesn't change position in space.
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    It's a good point. I have my seat quite a long way back so will try moving it forwards a little to check if I'm still comfortable. If so, problem solved!

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    The edges are very sharp on the cradle, I have 2 Doric LTD posts, I sanded down the sharp edges of the cradle on each one and have had no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetpaint View Post
    The edges are very sharp on the cradle, I have 2 Doric LTD posts, I sanded down the sharp edges of the cradle on each one and have had no problems
    I thought about doing this after reading these post. Good to know it worked for you. I think I will get the post and depending on saddle position do the same thing. Thanks for the info.
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