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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Ridden regular flites since BiTD, always been good. Tried a SLR on my road bike last year. OK for short rides but a little 'harsh' on longer rides, esp when you're carrying a little extra.
Thinking of trying a new flite, gel flite or signo next year. Anyone tried old and new for a comparison?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:53 pm 
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I used the original Flite but couldn't get on with the new one. I love the SLR Gel Flow now though.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:01 pm 
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John wrote:
a little 'harsh' on longer rides, esp when you're carrying a little extra.
Thinking of trying a new flite, gel flite or signo next year.


There you go, new year's resolution sorted, stop carrying that little extra :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:12 pm 
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i believe in fixies wrote:
John wrote:
a little 'harsh' on longer rides, esp when you're carrying a little extra.
Thinking of trying a new flite, gel flite or signo next year.


There you go, new year's resolution sorted, stop carrying that little extra :wink:


Ohh, kick a man when he's down. Even when I was in better nick never found the SLR mega comfy.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:38 pm 
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I had an SLR Carbonio but it was way too hard. The Gel Flow seems pretty well padded. I used a Pro-Link for ages which I loved but not the best looking IMO


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:56 pm 
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Always used the origional flites but can't get on with any Selle Italia saddles now.I do get on with alot of others though;FIZIK Aliante and Arione,Charge Spoon and if you can find them the Selle San Marco Concour Lite is exellent,alot of road pros still use these.


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I've never ridden the old Flite as I am a bit of a Clydesdale but I get on surprisingly well with my SLR gel flow, that's the one with the relief cut out and a little padding.

I had a Max Flite gel flow for while that was OK too, but it looks a bit bulky.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:06 am 
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John wrote:
esp when you're carrying a little extra.


You preggers John? Never told us! Congrats!


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Have to admit I was surprised by my SLR on a 9 hour ride along the SDW - no ill-effects at all.

(Well, none related to the saddle anyway, my legs were screwed!)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:08 pm 
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my 135g slr is the best seat ive used , had it 3 or 4 years now


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