I own Scott Voltage YZ 25 for around 10 years. I've been using it daily (city ride mostly). Around 6 years ago, my original saddle, and seat-post were stolen, therefore I had them replaced, but not with the original parts. Here is the old picture of my bike with the original seat:
This year, as I gained some weight, I heard that my saddle would crunch when ever I'd put some pressure on it (road bumps, etc). What I did to "fix" it, was just strengthening the screw connecting saddle and seat-post. It was fine, as it didn't crunch anymore.
Almost two months ago, tragedy happened. As I was riding home, my saddle suddenly broke, and I instantly fell and broke my fibula bone (was left with a metal plate in my foot). When I examined what exactly happened, I saw that the screw which was holding the saddle and seat-post broke in half.
I never thought that this can actually happen. Was I able to prevent it?
My main question is, which seat-post and saddle would you recommend me? Something that would be considered safe, and something that can handle 100kg. (220lbs)