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Flite TT or SLR?(8 posts)

Flite TT or SLR?ColnagoFE
Dec 26, 2001 12:49 PM
Trying to decide what saddle to buy. Have had good luck with traditional Flites, Flite gel. Are the SLRs the same shape as the Flites or should I get a flite TT?
re: Flite TT or SLR?weiwentg
Dec 26, 2001 5:58 PM
I use the SLR, and am pretty OK with it. not quite the 'ironass' saddle I thought it was. and thre's one other guy on the forum who uses the SLR and is comfortable with it. get a test ride, if at all possible. no experience with the flite TT.
re: Flite TT or SLR?JuniorRacerFL
Dec 26, 2001 6:04 PM
I use a SLR and i like it alot, its light as crap and its really alot more comfortable than alot of the padded saddles i've used. I recommend.

SLR for me12x23
Dec 26, 2001 7:05 PM
I used the Flite for years, and never truly liked it, before experimenting and settling on the San Marco Era. Then I tried the SLR and found it more comfortable than anything I've ridden. I now have them on all my bikes. The SLR is flat like the Era, but a little narrower and firmer. I've found my saddle. Your butt may disagree.
re: Flite TT or SLR?Woof the dog
Dec 26, 2001 10:32 PM
Slr is not as scary as many seem to think. It is just thin but more flexy, thats all. It soaks up more vibrations than my older saddle that has more padding, so its "good for penis and brain."

I ride it on rollers and it does hurt downstairs after a while but it is definitely because I am sitting down all that time. It doesn't seem any different from any other saddles that I tried. On the road where you get off the saddle to climb a hill or just to stretch it shouldn't be a problem.

You may not find it as good for aerobar setup, since for time trial position you are so far forward you sit on the front end of the saddle. Slr's nose slopes down more, so you tend to slide off much more often. I don't know how Ulrich rode his, hehe.

thought you'd like to know


Woof, the lightweight dog.
re: Flite TT or SLR?Maverick
Dec 27, 2001 7:04 AM
both are equally light, SLR is bit lighter than the TT (by about 20grams) from what i notice, the TT's fabric tends to absorb water (if you so happen to ride in the rain) compared to the SLR. i like the TT for the shape (similar to traditional Flites) and somehow thinner and more refined looks. nevertheless, its yours to judge
re: Flite TT or SLR?ebs
Dec 27, 2001 8:16 AM
Have used Flite,Flite gel,Cinelli,Brooks,SDG.For my skinny rear the SLR is THE best I've used in 25yrs (yes even better than my broken in Brooks). With that said, try before you buy, others with different anatomy may HATE this saddle. Don't go by weight your butt is on that sometimes up to 4-5 hours (I tried my saddle at LBS B4 buying and was shocked that something that light and minimal was that comfortable) EBS
I use Flite ttO
Dec 27, 2001 8:19 PM
I have used the Flite tt for the last 4 + months. It is the most comfortable saddle that I have ever used. I am 185 pounds. A friend at my shop loves his SLR. I found his saddle to be less comfortable than the Flite, much more narrow in the rear of the saddle.