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Probably think I'm crazy but...(4 posts)

Probably think I'm crazy but...Mr Nick
Nov 3, 2003 2:58 PM
I went and looked at the Fizik Aliante again at my LBS after reading every review on the saddle and noticed that the shape is similar to my Prolink genuine gel. Specifically the nose is a little raised on the top which is what I hate about my current saddle. I also read a few reviews were people complained about this, so now I am considering two other saddles. Either the Selle Italia SLK, or a Terry Saddle. The two Terry Saddles that I am interested in are either the Zero or the Firefly. Is Terry a good brand? I know every saddle feels different for each person, but I am more interested in construction, durability and things that might cause anyone a problem. thanks
re: Probably think I'm crazy but...The The
Nov 3, 2003 3:25 PM
If you are going to look at the Selle Italia SLK, why not try one of the Selle Italia Flite saddles? They are fairly flat and come in a variety of models, one of which you may find quite comfortable.
the SLK...C-40
Nov 3, 2003 3:35 PM
I've been using an SLK on my C-40 this year. It's a lot better the Selle San Marco Aspide that I used last year, but it's still one of the minimalist saddles. You shouldn't have any pressure problems with the SLK, since it has a relieved center section. The saddle works well with the nose set horizontal.

The Terry saddles undoubtedly have more padding, which should make them more comfortable.

I still like the SDG Comp Ti (with Kevlar cover) on my Fondriest better than anything I've used. As best as I can tell, the Comp Ti is no longer made. SDG does make custom saddles though. Maybe they can still make one with a Kevlar cover.
the SLK and the FlyGripfer
Nov 3, 2003 4:39 PM
I have both the SLK and Fly. Both are pretty good, but as the man says the SLK is a minimalist style saddle. The Fly is the best I've found for my particular anatomy.