|Selle Italia Flite Gel -vs- SLR...?||DT|
Nov 29, 2001 2:30 PM
|I've been riding my flite gel for about 10,000 miles now and love it, but I recently went on a "lighter-is-better" kick and am wondering how the selle SLR compares in comfort. I only weigh about 155, and my longest rides are normally about 50 miles, but occaisionally I ride farther. Anyone have any comparison info between the two? Thanks!|
|Yawn....why waste your $. You'll never notice it (nm)||Red|
Nov 29, 2001 3:03 PM
|re: Selle Italia Flite Gel -vs- SLR...?||Thorman|
Nov 29, 2001 3:46 PM
|I use the SLR saddle and surprisingly it is very comfortable. I think there was a pretty lengthy thread on this seat a few weeks ago. You should be able to search for it. The reviews were all good.|
|For m,e the Flite is more confortable that the Spec. Body Geo...||Bruno|
Nov 29, 2001 3:56 PM
|Just an off topic editorial.|
Nov 29, 2001 4:20 PM
|I've got both and the SLR is a better long-haul saddle. It's got a bit of flex and give whereas the Flite Gel feels like a log after awhile, leading to numbness.
Wear shorts with a good pad, though, because the edges of the SLR are sharp and can chafe you.
Nov 29, 2001 8:03 PM
|A question, do the edges wear on your shorts? I read a review once that claimed it was narrow enough for this to be a problem if you have big thighs. If so, seems like Selle Italia should have the edge of the seat curl under and away from your leg.|
Nov 29, 2001 10:36 PM
|You know, I do have this concern regarding abnormal wear on shorts. I have some old, non padded shorts that have a 2 mm pinhole at around the area where I got a blister after a 75 mile ride, but I'm not positive there was a connection. However, my newer padded shorts do show surface abrasion in the same spot, so I think there is something to it.
Ideally, SI should roll the edges a bit more to soften the saddle edges.
Nov 30, 2001 7:32 PM
|Thanks for the input starliner|
|re: Selle Italia Flite Gel -vs- SLR...?||cioccman|
Nov 30, 2001 8:24 AM
|I've got both as well. After putting over 500mi. on the SLR, my body geometry now favors the Flite. They are almost identically priced most places now. I can get the SLR for around $70/$80. Good luck.|| |