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Just put on my new SLK(5 posts)

Just put on my new SLKMr Nick
Nov 8, 2003 5:14 PM
and it seems pretty sweet. Almost looks like I don't have a saddle. The flattness of this saddle is a littlle strange compared to my prolink, but I think I like it. The lack of perenial pressure on the SLK is a god send. I don't know how I have been dealing with the Prolink. The sit bone region is comfortable, but not super cushy so it is yet to be determined how I will like this seat after a few hours in the saddle. So after a few miles on the trainer I don't really notice the saddle, which I figure is a good sign. I'll follow up with any details.
re: Just put on my new SLKEndure
Nov 8, 2003 6:16 PM
I have been considering this saddle as well so please post some follow up as you get more time in the saddle. What made you choose the SLK?
Reasons for my purchase were...Mr Nick
Nov 8, 2003 8:17 PM
1. Wanted a flat saddle since I did not like my Prolink
2. Wanted a narrower saddle than my Prolink
3. Wanted a cut-out to lessen pressure
4. Got input from this board that tons of padding isn't as important as proper fit, and non of the other saddles seemed to have as complete of a cut-out as the SLK
5. It looks sleak. (not really a reason, but it is an added perk.)

I was considering one of the Terry saddles and still might if this doesn't work out. Also there is the Flight Gelflow with the cutout which seems similar to the SLK.
one season of use...C-40
Nov 9, 2003 7:36 AM
I've used the SLK all season and find it to be more comfortable than The Selle San Marco Aspide that I used last season. The only problem with the Aspide is the embroidered logos right in the sitbone area - a real pain in the butt.

The SLK is still a minimlist saddle. It's fine for the 2-3 hour rides that I do. I wouldn't recommend it for all day touring.
My sentiments exactly ...HouseMoney
Nov 9, 2003 6:27 PM
I'm about ready to give up on my Aspide after ~ 500 miles. It just doesn't seem to work with my sitbones. At the time of purchase, the shop had both an Aspide & SLK in stock, and I chose the Aspide. I may try the SLK next, or one of the Fizik saddles. The Selle Italia Nitrox (ditched after ~500 mi's) wasn't too comfortable for me either.