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Selle Italia TT saddle?(8 posts)

Selle Italia TT saddle?Jekyll
Jun 11, 2002 6:47 AM
I can't find any info on this thing other than pictures and weight. The Selle Italia site does not provide any info either. Does this thing have any padding at all? The weight is very low for a saddle with a flite shape but I wonder if there is any comfort to be had there? Anyone riding one? Thanks
got oneDougSloan
Jun 11, 2002 6:55 AM
I have one on my Cervelo. The padding is sort of like a regular Flite, but with a thin shell and light rails. The best part is no stitching on top.

I sort of feels like the SLR, but with taller sides.
would you sayJekyll
Jun 11, 2002 8:21 AM
that it is comfortable all day saddle (I like the flite shape from previous experience)? Is there any depression or recess in the center of the shell (for the sensitive stuff)? Thanks
how does it compare to the standard SLRColnagoFE
Jun 11, 2002 8:33 AM
in terms of comfort?
how does it compare to the standard SLReschelon
Jun 11, 2002 9:19 AM
When doing out of saddle pedaling, the bike doesn't feel top heavy like other heavier seats...it's that noticeable. The seat is not for doing centuries on...either metric or US. It gets pretty uncomfortable anything past 40 miles.
I have ridden a few centuries on the SLRColnagoFE
Jun 11, 2002 10:42 AM
I was more curious if the SLR TT is more or less comfortable to Doug as he has said he rode the SLR for his 508 mile ride. If one gets off the saddle regularly I don't see why centuries and more aren't possible with the SLR series. I do notice that a poor quality set of shorts is a non-no when riding these saddles. The chamois (as well as some Dr. Naylor's udder balm) is very important for longer rides--at least for me.
differentDougSloan
Jun 11, 2002 10:49 AM
The SLR has more give to it in the middle, but sides are more abrupt. The TT the opposite, and has slightly more butt bone padding. For an aero position, I'll give the nod to the TT a little bit, particulary if your thighs are close together and you ride knees in.

Both work fine for me, though, and both I find more comfy than the standard Flite.

Doug
re: Selle Italia TT saddle?Breakfast
Jun 11, 2002 8:54 AM
I ride one. I like it. It feels a little flatter than a regular Flite. Don't notice difference in padding. A good saddle, can't complain about weight or quality.