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Anyone know about the Selle Italia Nitrox saddle?(4 posts)

Anyone know about the Selle Italia Nitrox saddle?BAi9302010
Sep 9, 2003 4:44 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3626066893&category=22693

Looks pretty good. Weighs 165 grams. Cheap. The thing is, I don't think it has any padding. Any of you have experience with one of these?
The worsttmguy
Sep 9, 2003 5:22 PM
sadlde I have ever owned. The vinyl cover has absolutely no give. I put in on a mt. bike (I had to have a purple one) and it bruised my butt so badly I could barely sit down for a couple days. I like Sella Italia otherwise; I have flites on two raod bikes. It mkight be okay for that TT or track bike but for any uneven surface riding OUCH!
no problems, just too small for my 'sit bones'JS Haiku Shop
Sep 10, 2003 5:15 AM
it's a personal preference thing. this one is a less expensive saddle. i rode it once, on a 30-miler, and it was too narrow for my sit bones. i do enjoy firm saddles, though, so be forewarned. fyi, you might find it cheaper on nashbar.com.
VERY firm ...HouseMoney
Sep 10, 2003 9:50 AM
The Nitrox saddle came as part of my Centaur build kit. I've ridden it for about 550 miles up until last week, when I switched it for an Aspide. The padding is very firm, and has a fairly flat profile. It got a little more comfortable the more miles I put on it. I didn't exactly hate it, but I didn't love it either. It's now in my "soon to be sold on eBay" box.