Dash Cycles adds More Affordable, Cut Out Slate Saddle to Expanding Line up

Dash Cycles - Stock Slate - 1 INDIE SMALL

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…

dash cycles slate cutout saddle (2)

 

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.

indiegogo.com

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Sevo
Sevo
6 years ago

Nice job Weston!

Emil
Emil
6 years ago

Look! A Specialized Romin!

Rixter
6 years ago

Unless I had a chance to try one of these at my LBS, I would never shell out over $200 for a saddle

grasspress
grasspress
6 years ago

at one point a cyclist has to stop searching for the perfect saddle, that is, one that fits and doesn’t hurt after a few hours into the ride, and just realize that it doesn’t exist. the most useful solution for butt pain is to just stop and walk around a bit, only to resume the ride to find the pain coming back a bit earlier. like lactic acid ‘burn’, most of us are stuck with toughing it out. i’m on my third or fourth saddle and i’ve found one that works for me pretty well. when i’m ready to change again i’ll give the ‘stock slate’ a try. it’s shape is close to what i’m using now and i like its looks. so much for science.