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SLR ops.(2 posts)

SLR ops.hummu
Sep 16, 2002 3:46 PM
Hey y'all.

I just put an SLR saddle on the Fango. I am quite familiar with the size and shape as it replaces a Flite. I was concerned that the rails are different than the Flite. Where I had the Flite in the seatpost clamp at the middle of the rails, the SLR is pushed all the way forward. Even then it is back about 5 mm farther than the Flite. What gives there?

Have you heard any horror stories about crossing with an SLR? I know that the 50 g will make a difference when lifting the bike ;-)

re: SLR ops.lonefrontranger
Sep 18, 2002 1:41 PM
The SLR is a tad slippery for my tastes as far as 'cross is concerned. I adore the one I have on the roadie but I went back to a perforated Flite on the 'crosser just because I felt like I was gonna skate right off the SLR a couple times on remounts.

I had my SLR and my Flite in roughly the same position on the 'cross bike, and don't know if there's any significant diff in the rail lengths / positioning. The SLR is extremely flat to slightly "roachbacked" in the middle as opposed to the "hammock" like feel of the Flite, so this may be contributing to why you are having trouble finding the right spot for it.