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Differences between Selle Flite Trans Am and Max Flite T/A(8 posts)

Differences between Selle Flite Trans Am and Max Flite T/AAristotle
Aug 14, 2001 9:08 AM
I was on Selle's website, and I couldn't determine if there was any difference between the Flite Trans Am and the Max Flite Trans Am saddles. I won't be able to get to the LBS until this weekend to ask. Anybody know?
My understanding.....Len J
Aug 14, 2001 9:13 AM
is that Max trans am is wider at the sit area and has slightly more padding. If you are looking at these two, look at the Prolink trans am also. My personal experiense was that (for me) the Flite T/A was too hard, The Max T/A was too soft, anf the Prolink T/A was just right.

Of course everyone' butt is different.

Len
My understanding.....Aristotle
Aug 14, 2001 9:42 AM
Gracias.
My understanding.....Len J
Aug 14, 2001 11:54 AM
De Nada.
Also rail design and weightJS5280
Aug 14, 2001 10:33 AM
The Max Flite T/A has a different design how on the rails are connected which helps absorb vibration. It's also a little heavier. I like my Max Flite T/A but my butt's not that picky about seats.
ti vs. magnesium railsUW Mitch
Aug 14, 2001 12:15 PM
Also the rails are made of different materials. Just to note, I just got a T/A MAX and tried it out on a longer ride for the first time yesterday. I like it! (but I do wonder if the narrower seat would've been better for me).

~Mitch
re: Differences between Selle Flite Trans Am and Max Flite T/ARich Clark
Aug 14, 2001 1:22 PM
The Max TA has magnesium rails, which are attached at the rear via elastomers that provide just a bit of shock absorption. And it's a little wider.

The Flite TA has ti rails, rigidly attached, and is a bit narrower.

RichC (Max TA's on both bikes)
dittoJohnG
Aug 14, 2001 6:51 PM
The Max is wider in the nose area also. Weighs about 40gms more. Both are good saddles but for me the TA works like a champ.

My TA weighs 268gms which is a bit heavier than advertised.... in keeping with industry standards though :(

ride on
JG