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flite TT question.. the search goes on(6 posts)

flite TT question.. the search goes onGall
Aug 22, 2002 8:04 AM
hello again,

i think i narrowed my saddle to the flite TT.

do the tubular titanium rails hold up or am i going to have to worry about breaking another saddle?

please help!

thanks
Bad, bad, bad...eschelon
Aug 22, 2002 8:12 AM
I spend over $100 at the LBS and thought the saddle was great until reality set in...the saddle is light...you will really feel it when you are doing an out of saddle sprint...the bike doesn't feel so top heavy going left to right...but that is about it. The plastic body of the saddle flexes too much...leaving a feeling that the saddle platform is too unstable and adds to the discomfort. The saddle is only good for 1 hr rides...longer than that...it is worse than being tortured in an Iron Maiden. By the way, I do have good shorts on too...so the bad/cheap shorts excuse is non-applicable.
Good saddleBipedZed
Aug 22, 2002 8:38 AM
Compared to a regular Flite the Flite TT seems a bit harder (not as much padding). Otherwise the shape is identical. I have over 7000 miles on mine so far and found it comfortable for rides over 6 hours. I weigh 145lbs and the tubular ti rails are holding up fine.
re: flite TT question.. the search goes onDINOSAUR
Aug 22, 2002 8:48 AM
I have a wide butt and I do better on the Gel Flite (same demensions as the regular Flite). I weigh 210 and this is my second ti railed saddle and I have had no problems with the ti rails. I keep away from the light weight saddles, but that's just me. The Gel Flite is a very comfortable saddle, no complaints. If you are a big guy like me you should like the Flite or Gel Flite. The question for me is how long the saddle will hold up, it's starting to show some wear on the nose after only 3 /2 months of use. Perhaps the regular Flite cover is more durable?
Great saddlePack Meat
Aug 22, 2002 9:28 AM
been riding and racing on one for two seasons. I've done multiple 7 hour + rides and it never gave me a problem. I tend to change position in the saddle depending on effort (in a crit I spend most of my time on the nose of the saddle) so the flat profile really helps.
you should be fineColnagoFE
Aug 22, 2002 9:40 AM
I ride a standard SLR and it seems to have held up OK under my 195 lbs. I have ridden it on several centuries and a few times on 12+ hour rides. No problems as long as you use good shorts and some chamois lube.