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question on Selle Italia Flite saddles(6 posts)

question on Selle Italia Flite saddlesDaveG
Oct 27, 2002 7:28 AM
Do the Flite Trans Am and regular Max Flite saddles share the same shape and width as the basic Flite? I picked up a Max Flite TA and was surprised that it was much wider and shaped differently than the standard Flite.
re: question on Selle Italia Flite saddlesbsdc
Oct 27, 2002 12:03 PM
Max = wider
Trans Am = center cut-out

I ride the Max Flite Trans Am and love it. I find the wider platform to be more comfortable and find the cut-out gives the saddle a little flex which acts like a suspension.
thanks, but...DaveG
Oct 27, 2002 1:27 PM
I bought a Max Flite TransAm to replace my Specialized BG Comp. I really wanted to like this saddle. Its well-built and the suspension seems to work well. However, after 2 20-mile rides it just seems to be too flat and wide for me. On my other bike I just got a Flite Gel. The shape of this (more narrow) seems to suit my butt, but I'm not sure if I am going to get along with all that stitching and embroidery. I was looking next at the Flite TA which seems to be the same width as the Flite Gel but without all that unnecccesary stitching.
Oct 27, 2002 6:00 PM
I ride a flite gel on my race rig and standard flites on everything else. I rode a trans am and found the cutout to be uncomfortable and went back to a standard, smooth cover flite. I will not ride another seat, EVER! If they stop making them, I'll buy as many as possible and hoard them like gold!
Oct 27, 2002 7:27 PM
I would like to add my .o2cents. The Flite is one of the best saddles ever made. I have pretty much put it on all my road bike I have ever owned. A lot of those other seats, like gels, cut out middles are nothing more than hype. You can pick this seat up for a very reasonable price and have an all around quality seat that won't leave your cheeks begging for mercy....
Go original, or Flite TT. No stitches. (nm)Spunout
Oct 28, 2002 7:55 AM