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Replace Trans Am Saddle and SLR Saddle.. 1/4 pound shave ?(8 posts)

Replace Trans Am Saddle and SLR Saddle.. 1/4 pound shave ?jimmyz
Apr 27, 2001 6:17 AM
I have the Selle Italia Trams Am Saddle (250 grams) and I was thinking of switching to the SLR saddle (135 grams) to shave off around 1/4 of a pound. Does anyone know if it will shave off a 1/4 pound ? Sometimes the posted gram weight on a catalog is not very accurate.
Thanks
That's pretty accurate,TJeanloz
Apr 27, 2001 6:48 AM
With saddles, there is going to be some fluctuation in weight, but I'd guess it's around +-5g, so the SLR could weigh as much as 140g, and the trans am as much as 245g.
Not necessarily a good place to save weight, though...Cory
Apr 27, 2001 7:53 AM
The figures are probably close (they do vary from sample to sample), but swapping a saddle just to save weight isn't a good move unless you're going to be standing up sprinting all the time. On a ride of more than a few miles, comfort matters more than that small amount of weight.
re: Replace Trans Am Saddle and SLR Saddle.. 1/4 pound shave ?gwilliams
Apr 27, 2001 11:03 AM
Just got one, it'w weight was 142 grams, replaced a regular flight that was 238. I have only rode it once for about 30 miles, did not feel to bad.

Gary
re: Replace Trans Am Saddle and SLR Saddle.. 1/4 pound shave ?Skip
Apr 28, 2001 11:37 AM
Actual weights of my saddles:

Selle Flite Trans Am Ti: 251 gm
SLR: 134 gm
SLR Evolution: 118 gm
re: Replace Trans Am Saddle and SLR Saddle.. 1/4 pound shave ?slbenz
Apr 29, 2001 7:27 AM
I bought a SLR saddle several months ago to replace the stock Selle Italia Flite Gel saddle that came with the bike. The Flite Gel weighed 262 grams and the SLR weighed 140 grams using a digital Pelouze scale. I just finished a 75 mile ride yesterday and a century the week before. No problems with comfort with the SLR on both rides.
rider weight limitnuke
Apr 30, 2001 6:28 PM
but do remember...just in case you didn't know...an LBS told me that the max rider weight recommended for the SLR is 170 lbs
SLRDog
May 1, 2001 8:18 AM
I've used an SLR off and on for about 3 months. I even did a double century on one.

The saddle is indeed very light. Mine weighs 138 grams, and my two Selle Italia Flite Ti's weigh over 240 grams.

It's actually fairly comfortable. Even on the double, my sit bones just felt a little sore, but then you sort of expect that going hard for 200 miles. It has a little flex in the middle of it that sort of acts like a spring, absorbing a little road shock.

I didn't risk using it a week ago to ride 470 miles in 4 days, but it probably would have been just a comfy as the Flite.

For any ride under 100 miles, assuming it fits you, it might be just fine. It's worth a try.

Get the Alien carbon seat post, too. Mine is actually 130 grams. A very light combo.

Also, make sure you have some good shorts. They can affect comfort as much as the saddle.

Some of these things you just have to experiment with, you know? I can vouch for the weight, though.

Doug