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Selle Italia SLR or another Flite saddle?(4 posts)

Selle Italia SLR or another Flite saddle?Alpine
May 19, 2001 4:57 PM
I'm ready to order the saddle for my new bike and I normally ride the Flite saddle but wonder if I'd like the SLR as much.
Has anyone here tried the SLR? I've been riding the Flite saddle since they came out. The SLR seems to be similar in shape.
re: Selle Italia SLR or another Flite saddle?Stangt
May 19, 2001 7:10 PM
You gotta try the SLR its great.
re: Selle Italia SLR or another Flite saddle?Skip
May 19, 2001 7:20 PM
I was riding the Selle Itallia Flite Ti Trans Am, and switched to the SLR. I have both the Evolution and the padded SLR, but have only ridden the Evolution so far, since I have been very happy with it. All carbon, thin, light weight, and hard - so I was skeptical of comfort, but so far, no complaints.
The SLR has a flatter platform.....Shylock
May 20, 2001 4:19 PM
....Which for me translated into a better seat than the flite. I bought this saddle for a goof to see how light i could build up a steel roadbike I had built for me. I have yet to go back to the flite.

The SLR also has more of a tail to it than the old flite. If you measure the distance from the back of the rails to the back of the saddle itself, you will notice about 1/2" difference between the Flite and the SLR. This basically has meant that I ride flat roads a little forwArd -kinda towards the middle of the saddle, and when I hit the descents in the drops, my butt is still firmly on the seat--albeit further back. Couldn't achieve that on my Flite -- had my butt off the back on the super steep stuff.

I just wish they'd offer a slightly heavier and better padded SLR for mountainbikes.