Recently, Dash Cycles announced that they would be offering a more affordable range of saddles via Indiegogo. Perhaps affordable isn’t the right word for a roughly $200 saddle, but compared to the brand’s uber light saddles that push the $500 mark, these new options are a relative bargain.
Adding to the initial Strike and Stage tri/TT saddles that were part of the campaign, Dash just announced another addition in the Stock Slate. Meant for road bikes, the saddle is a cut out version of their Slate.7 custom with a build that comes in a bit heavier, but quite a bit cheaper…
Hardly a low end saddle, the Stock Slate is still an impressive piece of engineering with multi-density foam padding yet the saddle comes in at 150g. Compared to the Slate.7‘s 110g weight it is indeed a good bit heavier, but 150g for a padded saddle is still impressive. Using 7mm round carbon-kevlar rails, the saddle should be compatible with more seat posts than oval rails. Like the other “stock” saddles, the Slate will use a multi piece construction that eliminates the custom aspect of Dash saddles – which is what drops the price to $229.
Stock saddles have a 95kg (209lb) weight limit, and are available at the moment through Indiegogo with pricing currently at $190/$200 for backers that will ship after/before Christmas.