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If your comfy on an SLR will a regular Flight feel the same?(9 posts)

If your comfy on an SLR will a regular Flight feel the same?853
Nov 10, 2003 2:13 PM
I want to change out my seat, the SLR is constantly eating my shorts in the same spot. Anybody with experience that liked the shape of the SLR and has tried a regular Flight, no gel?

re: If your comfy on an SLR will a regular Flight feel the same?undertrained
Nov 10, 2003 2:23 PM
My mtn bike has a flite and my road is SLR. They feel a little bit different as the SLR is flatter. I rode both equally this year and I found both to be comfortable. I was originally thinking of getting the same seat on both bikes if there was comfort problems (from the different shapes) but I had no problems with either seat.
No. They're quite different.No_sprint
Nov 10, 2003 2:37 PM
Put them side by side and you'll see. I ride an SLR and SLR Evolution currently. The SLR is my favorite seat ever, so far. I bought and tried a Flite about a year ago. It lasted about 5 minutes. Its' top is rounded, there is no *hammock* and they are very hard. The SLR is small, flat, had some *hammock* and it flexes. Your experience might be different, however, the Flite absolutely didn't work for me. One of the cool dudes on this board has the Flite now.
LOL! It is still going strong. I like the FliteSpunout
Nov 11, 2003 7:01 AM
because I can push back against something, seems like an SLR I'd fall off the back. I really like to get behind the BB, so the shape works for me.

It has been crashed once, and is now doing duty on the cyclocross rig. Still going!
SLR betterfunknuggets
Nov 10, 2003 2:38 PM
I cannot get comfortable on my regular flite. It is on my Lemond, and just no matter how I tweak it... I cannot get it right. So, I think it is just the design of the seat. My slr is fine, I can ride all freaking day.
Ok then, what seat is similar?853
Nov 10, 2003 2:55 PM
I love my SLR but it is to expensive to keep!
I need help. What other seat might be similar?
I think that the seat just needs to have more of a rounded edge so that my shorts don't get hung up.
Check out the....divve
Nov 10, 2003 10:25 PM
SLR XP. It's a bit rounder compared to the standard version. There are also a couple of new carbon ones on the way that look much rounder.
they are a bit different, but I think you'll like the Flite (nm)ColnagoFE
Nov 10, 2003 3:41 PM
re: If your comfy on an SLR will a regular Flight feel the same?Tmw
Nov 11, 2003 2:03 AM
I have both and the flite is a little rounder and softer but as it's on my mountain bike it's never really done long distance. The SLR is wider and I thought would be less comfy as it was a little hard but it turned out to be superbly comfy. I could go on but I put it all in the review.
In conclusion, flite make great saddles.