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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:38 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Not sure what slr is, brand?

He got this one i believe:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=34928


I've had a couple of those, nice saddles imo & a bargain for the weight (mine were closer to 210g though). Bought one for my Kona SS a couple of months ago when I spotted them on CRC, had one from Wiggle a few years back & it lasted well before snapping across the front.
I think it's a little more comfy than my SLR XP, but then again I find my full carbon Token saddle comfy as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:03 pm 
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selle SLR carbonio - come in a variety of flavours, Ti rails, carbon rails and one with central cut out. the carbon rail is around 115g.

also specialise toupe again in CroMo, Ti and carbon rail flavours, got weights at home but are slightly heavier than the SLR.

Although the SLR is narrower, it is more comfirtable than the 143 mm wide Toupe (it is avaialble in 130 mm width).

then there are Fizik saddles as well as all carbon fibre saddled - the SLR and Toupe have a leather/.fake leather covering and some padding.

if you go for carobn railed saddles, the rails a larger than metal ones so you may find your seat post clamp will not fit; also the clamp needs to spread the load over the rails so some clamp designs are not suitable with carbon rails.


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210g? I wouldn't consider that light for a saddle! A nicely padded and comfy WTB silverado is 205 (or 195 with ti rails) and I hope they'll last more than a few years... :shock:

Really like the Toupe ti (163g iirc) but not really strong enough offroad for the larger gentleman :oops: Depends a lot on how supportive your seatpost clamp is I think. Really comfy though!


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115g is insane! Thats nothing.

The token saddle, most would say looks uncomy but then i always remember that we have been sitting on the ground and hard wooden/plastic/metal chairs and benches for ages.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:40 am 
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I like the token one, and you can buy the same sort from China for £45
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Full-Carb ... 4615wt_952


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i have had a few of those slr's.....bloody nightmare for the larger guy, so be warned :lol: :shock:

i prefer a saddle 4 times heavier but 10 times more cosy!


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saltyman wrote:
i have had a few of those slr's.....bloody nightmare for the larger guy, so be warned :lol: :shock:

i prefer a saddle 4 times heavier but 10 times more cosy!

I'm with you on this one in terms of comfort as I can imagine these being pretty unforgiving, but this is for my 'vanity build' if you like, I am wanting it to look very tasty and I always find chunky saddle, to me, look untidy. I also associate fat chubby saddle with Halfrauds BSO units too. Not true, I know (Turbo's etc), but I just do.

However, at 120Kg and 6'2", I suspect that I fall under your 'larger guy' category! So point duly noted :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:28 pm 
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San Marco Apide is more comfy than the SLR IMO


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:44 pm 
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I have used the sdg ti fly for a while and think it is reasonably comfy at 180g. Maybe not so for the bigger of us.

Fzik gobi xm is reasonably light and very comfy, looks ace too:

Fizik Gobi XM


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get the roadie slr one and remove the padding
120 g ,very comfy (for my flite liking arse ) tho the edges are a bit
err noticeable

tioga spyders , have they solved the short life span ?
if so i'm off to the bay for one


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