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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:36 am 
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deelam,

that image is un welcome in my mind.

As for carbon flites no idea on comfort. If you want something waaay light but perhaps more rideable try an SLR.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:53 am 
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if you want something comfortable, fairly light, rideable & wont rip to pieces in a few offroad rides like the SLR, then try a flite TT, same shape as a basic flite, slightly less padding, carbon hull & hollow ti rails.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:12 am 
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scant wrote:
if you want something comfortable, fairly light, rideable & wont rip to pieces in a few offroad rides like the SLR, then try a flite TT, same shape as a basic flite, slightly less padding, carbon hull & hollow ti rails.


Agreed the slr isn't super durable. Grest for the road though. You can get a slr with kevlar corners. Would do the trick off road i reckon.


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saddles are such a personal thing. I'd deffo recommend trying a friends SLR before buying 1 outright. personally I'd find the carbon saddle pictured above more comfy than an SLR. SLR shape is just too flat for my liking.


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scant wrote:
try a flite TT, same shape as a basic flite, slightly less padding, carbon hull & hollow ti rails.

The hollow ti rails make me nervous, can they stand up to off road use on a hardtail?


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mine have steve, tho I'm 140lb on a wet day :)
if you're the type that reg bends saddle rails then stick with the stock flite!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:25 am 
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Righto, I've found a suitable Flite on Ebay, but holy moley is it expensive..

The Carbon ones seem to be around the AU Hundred Buck mark [about 40 Pounds]..

A dichotomy: Wallet pain, comfy ass vs. Comfy wallet, ass pain. Does this need a Poll?? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:50 am 
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If you want a standard Flite I've got one here you can have for £20.


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Hi Simon.. I'm interested mate.. What sort of condition is it in? Any chance of a photo?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:41 am 
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I´ve had a flite carbon saddle, they´re comfortable, especially the II:s with carbon rails.

I´m in search for one like that...


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