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Flite -vs- SLK saddle(4 posts)

Flite -vs- SLK saddleWiseGuy
Oct 4, 2003 3:21 AM
I have been riding the Flite saddle for years and have found it to be a good fit. The saddle is now a few years old and is getting hard and the cover cracking. It's time for a replacement. I am considering upgrading to the SLK that is lighter weight, almost exactly the same size and supposedly more comfortable. Has anyone made this change and were you happy about the decision?

Please advise
Just got a flite TT.the bull
Oct 4, 2003 7:02 PM
Check that out it is not as light as the SLK but it is pretty comfy for a 165 gram(?) saddle.It does not start to bother my ass until about mile 40, but what doesn't?

The Flite is a great saddle.
I have ridden them for years as well.
I also have a gel that I am still using that I also like.
re: Flite -vs- SLK saddleJimP
Oct 5, 2003 5:20 PM
I know that you asked about the SLK but... The Flite, SLK, and SLR seem to be very close in shape. I have very satisfied with the Flite saddles for many years and tried the SLR this year. I found the SLR to be about the same level of comfort as the original Flite.

Saddles are personal.........Tommasini1
Oct 5, 2003 5:38 PM
Loved my Flites....but wanted to lose some weight, so tried the SLR (not SLK) the base was too stiff and the edges where it widens dug into my crotch both sides and caused major saddle sores in places I had never had them before - several teammates I knew who tried the SLR admitted to the same problem......the SLK is similar but a bit more padding.....on top. So I tried a Flite TT - again the carbon loaded base is way too stiff and less padding than the flite - I tried to like it but bailed after about 5 rides of less than 30 miles on smooth roads....back to the flite and I won't venture away now for a long time.