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New Selle Italia SLR Models-one only 95 grams!!(7 posts)

New Selle Italia SLR Models-one only 95 grams!!schills
Jan 24, 2002 9:24 AM
I found the following at www.selleitalia.com. Has anyone seen this new all carbon 95g SLR in stores anywhere? At first I thought this was just the current SLR Evolution advertised at the low end of the weight variance, but even at +8% it is still lighter than the current 125g model.

From their site:
The goal of ultra lightweight construction is fully achieved in the SLR. Just 160 grams with nothing sacrificed in terms of technical specifications. Thanks to a combination of features including carbon shell, padding fashioned from EVA (closed-cell foam weighing only 5 grams), and a featherweight tubular Titanium rail that weighs just 45 grams.The 165-gram SLR XP model will feature a rail made of Tubular Vanox and extra padding.

SLR BASIC: SIZE 275X139 MM (lxw)WEIGHT 135(grams +-8%) RAIL Tubolar Titanium

SLR CARBON: SIZE 275X139 MM (lxw)WEIGHT 95(grams +-8%) RAIL Tubolar Titanium

SLR XP: SIZE 275X139 MM (lxw)WEIGHT 165(grams +-8%) RAIL Tubolar Vanox

SLR TRANS AM: SIZE 275X139 MM (lxw)WEIGHT 165(grams +-8%) RAIL Tubolar Vanox


Regards,

Schills
re: New Selle Italia SLR Models-one only 95 grams!!weiwentg
Jan 24, 2002 9:20 PM
oh boy ... that would hurt my sore ass and my wallet.
the SLR isn't a bed of nails, but I think it's padded to the minimum possible for any saddle. anything less is ...
re: New Selle Italia SLR Models-one only 95 grams!!JimP
Jan 25, 2002 7:51 AM
Gee, you could save the 95 grams AND 1?? more for the seatpost by not using any. That would be just about as comfortable as the SLR.
re: New Selle Italia SLR Models-one only 95 grams!!schills
Jan 25, 2002 7:56 AM
After trying 5 different saddles, I ride SLRs on both my bikes. Turns out it fits my bumper perfectly. Most comfortable saddle I own.
not really...they are pretty comfortableColnagoFE
Jan 28, 2002 7:55 AM
I was skeptical but decided to buy one (standard model) since it is now on sale at Performance. Have used the Flite Gel and Flite with much success. Belive it or not the SLR seems as comfortable as the Flite Gel. Must be something to do with the flaxing of the seat and rails. Long term durability under my 190 lbs is to be seen--definately wouldn't use one of these on my MTB.
I'm using one on my MT bike...biknben
Jan 28, 2002 7:59 PM
I'd estimate it's been through 500 miles and a few XC races. It's holding up just fine.

I had one on my road bike and liked the feel. Found one on sale and decided to try it out. At $65, it's cheaper than the saddle it replaced.
How much do you weigh though?ColnagoFE
Jan 29, 2002 8:27 AM
I weigh about 190-195 and would be scared to use one for MTB even though they do feel pretty comfortable. I got mine on sale at Performance last weekend for $69 BTW.