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Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddle(11 posts)

Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddleeschelon
May 2, 2002 5:31 AM
I realize saddle comfort is a personal issue...however, I am convinced if your a55 feels good riding Selle Italia Flite saddles, as do mine, than it is fair to say that your a55 and my a55 are similar in what we would consider to be comfortable.

So if you are inclined to say that Selle Italia Flite saddles are comfortable and you have used the Flite SLR saddle and you find this saddle to be just as comfortable with the added bonus of this saddle being extremly light, than please submit your opinion on this saddle.

Also, I am the racer type who trains on his bike anywhere between 40-70 miles a a comfortable saddle for extended duration on the bike is of most importance.
re: Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddleJohnG
May 2, 2002 5:51 AM
I used an SLR for one 40 mile ride. I stopped several times to adjust it but never got it "right". I ditched the damn thing when I got home. The shape of the SLR is WAY different than my SI Flight TA saddles. The SLR is almost convex shaped in the middle whereas most every other saddle I've seen or used is slightly concave shaped.

re: Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddleDougSloan
May 2, 2002 6:30 AM
I have the SLR on two bikes. For some reason, I find it more comfy than the standard Flite. I used them in a 508 mile race with no butt problems at all, and regularly use it for doubles and 200 mile plus training rides. YMMV

I've never ridden 500 miles in a dayColnagoFE
May 2, 2002 6:56 AM
but I'd definately use it for the odd century. I think the passing in my chamois is all I really need. The saddle's shape is the most important thing to me. The thing looks like a torture device and is pretty darn hard when you first sit on it, but it really holds up over longer rides for me.
I've never ridden 500 miles in a daymike r
May 2, 2002 12:14 PM
20.83 miles per hour average to do it in 24 hours!!
maybe a better way to put it is 500 miles at one time (nm)ColnagoFE
May 3, 2002 7:32 AM
re: Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddleschills
May 2, 2002 10:11 AM
I have the SLR on two bikes. I ride 5 times a week anywhere from 28-40 miles per ride and find the saddle to be more comfortable than the Selia Italia Flite Trans Am I had on one bike. I think it is great.


re: Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddleweiwentg
May 2, 2002 12:57 PM
the SLR is DEFINITELY more comfortable than it looks. it cannot, however, beat my body geometery saddle (keeping in mind that my a55 is different from yours). it is definitely rideable for extended periods - although I have not put it through 40-70 miles a day.
hey, if it doesn't work out, you could sell it to me ;)
re: Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddleInatb
May 2, 2002 5:01 PM
I have ridden a century on it an it fits me just fine. I think that because I am a lighter rider that it is a little more supple than the Advocet O2 air.
re: Comfort question on: Flite SLR saddlezeke
May 3, 2002 5:13 AM
would you please let us know which slr model you use.
i am considing a selle italia, but have not considered the slr. since it does not look at all comfortable (i ride for distance not speed).

my main concern is numbness. do you or anyone know if the cutout in the seat makes a difference?

standard 135 gram SLR (nm)ColnagoFE
May 3, 2002 7:33 AM