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Creaking saddle rail

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After sitting atop a god awful selle royal saddle I recently bought a fi'zi:k Antares carbon braided rail saddle. Now it's ridiculously comfortable but it constantly creaks whenever I sit on it. I've ridden about 700 km and it's creaked every inch of that, how can you stop saddle rails creaking? Any help would be appreciated
 
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Cheers dude is there any grease that's better than another?
And this will sound dumb but them clamp bolts are what is holding the saddle in place right?
 
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Yeah, sure. Whatever grease will work, and when you remount make sure the bolts are tight. Yes, the clamp bolts are holding it in place, it's what you're tightening with your allen wrench. Just a shot in the dark, but if you have a Thompson post it's most likely the bolts, they're notorious for creaking. JB Weld on the contact points of the rail into the saddle shell is a last resort. So when you try all this and if it still creaks, check your saddle rails for cracks, actually carefully inspect the rails before you do anything.
 
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Nah I have a giant comp post but it's definitely the saddle as the old saddle never once creaked. I can't check all the rail as the carbon is wrapped in material. I will try the grease tomorrow and if I have any more problems I will inform fizik.
 
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From what you're describing it sounds like your creek is coming from the rails where they enter the saddle shell, that's not good. If you could return the saddle from where you got it for another, I'd do that instead.
 
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I will contact wiggle and see what they say whether I can return it as faulty if not I guess I'll have to contact fizik. I guess wiggle would have to if it's not safe or working correctly
 
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Joe;

I have a fizik saddle, same creaking. My creak comes from where the rails enter the seat itself near the rear end of the saddle. I've had the creak for almost three years. Has not caused any problems to date, but hey, if you can get a replacement go for it.