Chromag Lynx DT Saddle Reviews
The Lynx DT lives up to Chromag's reputation for quality« Back to News & Reviews
Source: Matthew Mallory
Last season I used the Chromag Lynx saddle on my downhill bike and was very impressed so when I was piecing together my Slayer SS frame this year I had no hesitation when it came to saddle choice. Again I chose the Lynx.
The Slayer SS was built up as a freeride/trail bike, something for shuttling and hitting up the jumps runs in the bike park. I wanted a bike that I could whip around and play on but also ride some tech and do short pedals (a lot of our shuttle trails involve some climbs here and there). I wasn't so much worried about weight with this build as much as durability so I chose the Lynx DT. With most of the same features as the regular Lynx the main difference is the chromoly rails as opposed to titanium
Featuring the all important cutout to relieve pressure on a vein in the nether regions and a little larger nose for those times that you have to scrunch forward to keep the front tire down on climbs, chromoly rails for that extra durability and slick colours and styling the Lynx DT performs well and is comfortable.
Low profile design
Seamless synthetic top
The Lynx DT was installed on a bike that I had full intentions of abusing. My Slayer SS gets rode hard and put away wet. I have landed on the saddle, tossed the bike in crashes and it has had a lot of bump and rubbing on shuttles and in storage. With a smaller profile (which keeps it out of your way when you are moving back and forth and side to side) than the Trailmaster saddle from Chromag the Lynx DT is not quite as comfortable for long epics but I did not put it on a bike that was intended for that. In the end the saddle is comfortable (for what I use it for), stands up to abuse and looks darn good on my bike. The only thing that has happened after much riding has been a slight discolouration from leg rub and the graphics have worn down a touch. Not that big of deal to me. I would not hesitate on putting another one on whatever I happen to build up next year.