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Selle Italia Sadle(10 posts)

Selle Italia SadlePeter E
Jun 27, 2001 5:10 PM
I have been thinking of changing sadle on my road-bike. I been looking a bit at Selle Italia's SLR. Is it a all just wheigt-saver with no comfort and with the risk of falling apart?? I wheig 75kg's

My other considiration is Selle italia Prolink, it seems to be a godd one, but should you go for the gel or but the extra money for a Trans Am.

They seemed to have a decent price at www.totalcycling.com anyone know any other page with good prices on sadles??
re: Selle Italia Sadlespin
Jun 27, 2001 6:08 PM
i don't know about the slr, but i switched from the flight gel to the prolink and noticed a big difference. as anyone will tell you, every butt is different. i would try to find a shop that lets you try different saddles. you may pay more initially, but you'll save a bunch over the long run. unless, of course, your lucky on your first attempt...
I have an SLR...biknben
Jun 27, 2001 8:49 PM
I've done up to 70 mile rides on it. I find it to be no less comfortable than other saddles I've ridden. I'm yet to find a saddle I would call comfortable. For me, it's just different degrees of discomfort. Guess I have a soft arse.

It's build quality is good. No reason to think it will fall apart.
Switched Flite-Titanium to Pro Link GelCyclingWolf
Jun 27, 2001 9:37 PM
I found the Flite-T just a tad bit hard after lon rides (3+ hours) switched last week to a Red Prolink Gel - The red made the biggest
difference (Big Grin) as it fit the color scheme of my bike. I have
done 3 rides with the Prolink and initial thoughts I like the Gel
and find more comfortable on the rides that I have done.
re: Selle Italia Sadleslbenz
Jun 27, 2001 9:59 PM
I have ridden with the SLR saddle now for several months without a problem. I have done several 70+ mile rides with it and I would say it is just as comfortable as my Selle Italia Flite Gel saddle that the SLR replaced. I only notice discomfort on long rides with the saddle if I use my cycling shorts with little padding. If I use my cycling shorts that have extra padding, I have no problems doing centurys with the SLR. If you ask me, the padding in your cycling shorts is just as important for long-term comfort in the saddle. By the way, I happen to purchase the SLR through Total Cycling. It was shipped to me very fast and they were very responsive to my emails.
re: Selle Italia SadleJay H
Jun 28, 2001 5:41 AM
I considered the SLR, but since I did not know of a store that had one, I didn't want to buy one and risk having it not be comfortable so I switched my selle san marco on my bike (came with the bike) with an older Flite Ti Gel. I think the Gel is great and it softens up with use. I just put on the saddle about a week ago and did a 62 mile ride on that sunday and felt great. It's just a bit narrower which is great because I've got narrower hips.

Jay
re: Selle Italia SadleLeroy L
Jun 28, 2001 7:37 AM
I had a similar experience w/ the flite gel. I ride one now and am very satisfied with it.
Break-in on Ti-Flite Gel saddlegust-of-sun
Jun 28, 2001 12:31 PM
If you noticed a break in period, what was it. I've been trying a Ti-Flite Gel for about 400 miles now, and the ride doesn't seem to be improving. It's fine for the first 20 miles of a ride, then i start to notice how hard the saddle is. I've switched to a WTB that i've ridden before, should i give the Flite more time?

gust-of-sun
Flite gel break in timeAlexR
Jun 28, 2001 1:56 PM
I've had a flite ti gel on my road bike for two years and I love it. I got one for my track bike last week and the new is much harder than the old. I don't know how long the old one took to break in, but I can tell you that the 6,000 mile saddle is a lot softer than the 30 mile saddle.

Incidentally, I also got a pro-link gel for the gunnar. Very comfy. It's got a lot of give in the structure, as opposed to the surface which would give you chafing problems. Try one if possible.

Alex
If you are looking to purchase a Selle saddle....Horace Greeley
Jun 29, 2001 7:08 AM
try bikeworld.com. Prices are very competitive to cheap (closeout), and the customer service has been very good (I've spoken to them directly a few times (TX based).