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Selle Italia Saddleszray61
Jun 3, 2002 5:28 PM
I currently use a Bassano Saddle but would like to try a
selle italia saddle. I want a yellow saddle and selle italia
has two. A Prolink genuine gel and Flite genuine gel.
What is your opinion?
re: Selle Italia SaddlesCarbon fiber fanatik
Jun 3, 2002 5:51 PM
I have a prolink trans am and a max flite gel. Both are good saddles.
re: Selle Italia SaddlesDINOSAUR
Jun 3, 2002 8:10 PM
My old bike has a San Marco Era and I was pretty happy with it. My new bike has a Selle Italia Genuine Flite Gel as my LBS had no Eras in stock. After 350+ miles I'm happy with this saddle. I was going to switch it with the Era, but I think I like it better. The gel insert actually works...
I dont think youll find anyone who doesnt like SIcollinsc
Jun 3, 2002 8:10 PM
They make enough saddles to keep everyones ass happy. Trick is finding which one works for you.

What you will get on this forum though, are many people telling you not to lock yourself out of options for the sake of style. the Prolink and the Flite gel are very popular surely, and either will be reasonable comfortable, but make the decision with your ass.

Think about it this way, no one can see how well your saddle matches your bike when your ass is planted on it. Make sure you will be comfortable and add style from there.

good luck with the choice.
re: Selle Italia SaddlesLen J
Jun 4, 2002 4:28 AM
From the Selle Italia Web site:

"6) Shape is important! There are 2 basic "shapes" for middle-high end racing MTB saddles - flat and curved. The flat saddles like the SELLE ITALIA Fluid, Flite, SLR, Max Flite, Trimatic 2, Nitrox have several riding positions. The curved saddles like the SELLE ITALIA Prolink, Turbomatic 4 , XO, Lady, Oktavia have 1 or 2 riding positions. Analyze your riding style so that you ride the saddle that best fits your style of riding. If you move around a lot and ride in several positions, a flat saddle should be more comfortable. If you have a tendency to sit in 1 or 2 positions, a curved saddle should be more comfortable. "

Under products: "How to choose your saddle.

I have used the Flite for years and years and yearspmf1
Jun 4, 2002 7:22 AM
If they ever quit making it, I'm going to buy 10. I love that saddle.

I avoid anything with gel in it. Its not necessary and in some products, hardens over time.

Choosing a saddle using only color as a criterion is silly. You'll be sitting on it anyway, so who cares what color it is. I once thought about buying a half yellow half black Flite saddle until I found out that particular model was covered in plastic rather than leather.
Any of the Flites work for meColnagoFE
Jun 4, 2002 7:50 AM
Regular Flite, gel, maxflite, and currently an SLR...which looks like a brick but is actually pretty comfortable. Just rode a century on it with no problems. Also rode a Turbomatic 3 for a while which was OK but a boat anchor.
Jun 4, 2002 2:17 PM
I think the gel is more gimmick than function... don't expect it to do much.