|Pro Link vs Rolls Ti||RC|
May 21, 2001 6:14 PM
|I am trying to decide on a new saddle. Anyone have any experience with the Pro Link gel? Have also heard good things about the Rolls. I have been riding the Concor Light but it is too narrow. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks|
|re: Pro Link vs Rolls Ti||mon t|
May 22, 2001 7:06 AM
|my friend . i rode for many years on a concor light, and have time on the rolls also. i can say this... BUY THE PRO_LINK! it is by far the best saddle ever made- you don't have to believe me, the head guy at selle italia says so also, and he should know. it rules.|
|re: Pro Link vs Rolls Ti||5ive|
May 22, 2001 7:46 AM
|I also owned and used ProLink Gel for a while. I do not want to disagree with the previous post but want to give you few other observations I've made. Before I begin, please be advised that the 'right' saddle is always hard to come by because everyone's shaped differently. Also do not judge a saddle on few test rides. What feels comfortable at first may not stay that way in a longer term.
ProLink Gel is quite a bit different than other saddles I've tried from Selle Italia. The rear of the saddle is quite a bit wider than others. It's overall length is also slightly longer. And the height (saddle top to rails) is taller. The position of Gel inserts resemble that of Flite Gel. The saddle IS heavy at 370g. For me, the reason why I didn't like this saddle was the same reason why I don't like other gel models from Selle Italia. All that stitching and embroidery on the saddle makes me feel uncomfortable. I much prefer smoother, simpler leather-topped saddles.
Hope this helps.
|Saddles are personal||Jonathan Zook|
May 22, 2001 8:09 AM
|I fully agree with 5ive on this subject. I don't believe anyone can tell you what saddle to buy. I have ridden a Rolls saddle for more than 10 years and I love it, but I cannot recommend it because you just need to try it. Try many different saddles and pick the most comfortable one. I just went though the same issue, because I thought I'd like to try something new. My LBS allowed me to bring in my bike, tape up some saddles on the rails, mount them to my seat post, and I rode on them for a few minutes. The results, I'm sticking with my Rolls. You should try this option to help make you decision easier. Good Luck!!!|
|Saddles are personal||mon t|
May 22, 2001 1:06 PM
|ah yes indeed saddles are personal, blah blah. my point is that mr.-----(forgot his name), the pres at selle italia has waxed philosophic about how he is more proud of the pro-link than any saddle he has made or seen and that's a few, brothers. it has every feature the best maker in the world can throw at it . i say, why not start there? it is a bit wider than the concor, but not in a nerdy way, rather, a euro-pro hours in the saddle way. is is a touch heavier than most superlight offerings, roughly the same as an ultralight inner tube (whoop-de-do). anyway, i do appreciate the kind posts from my gentle critics; i just thought i would take a little bolder stand than the obvious "every saddle is personal" . i still say, i have been riding lots for well over 20 years and the pro-link is by FAR the best saddle i have ever had the plaesure to own.|
|Saddles are personal||Gary M|
May 22, 2001 2:15 PM
|I have been riding a Prolink for a couple of months and so far have found it to be the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden. Previously I rode an Avocet 02. |
|Saddles are personal||MGS|
May 22, 2001 6:54 PM
|Not to splash water on your endorsement, but I tried the Prolink and returned it.
I found the gel not comfortable, the relief and give non-pleasing, and generally although the saddle was ok, it was not the best saddle I have ever ridden.
An althought I've been riding for 30 years, I currently use the Max Flite TransAM.
But then, my anatomy is different from yours.