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    selle italia flite saddle replacement

    I'm one of those folks who have been using Ti Flite saddles since I first started riding. I've heard the new Flites don't fit the same as they used to. What is a good saddle to replace the Flite with?

    Oh yeah, I like to climb almost as much as I like to descend.

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    a) pretty sure there's still a fair few old style Flites out there

    b) I get on pretty well with the SLR - basically a Flite without the excess bits. Surprisingly comfortable, and I've not broken it yet (touch wood). Not really a DH/FR saddle, but should be fine for everything else.

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    Funny, I have been dealing with the same thing. You can buy the original Flite from Cambria, but they now have an alloy rail rather than Ti. I have the new Flite and it is very comfortable. It has 1 serious drawback though. At the back of the saddle, there is a piece that sticks outward at about a 45 degree angle. Not sure why, but it is a serious nut crucher when behind the saddle, and even worse, it hooks your shorts, This is a serious turnoff for me.

    I moved over to the WTB Silverado, which has a very similar profile, similar padding, but it has the love channel, and some cool cutouts at the sit bones in the shell. It took me a while to get the positioning right. I recently wrecked my Sultan and changed out the Silverado for my Flite. I really like the Silverado. The cutouts are really comfy.

    Here is the link to the Flite http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...BICYCLE+SADDLE
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    Sellel Italia.....

    .....Yutaak. I gave this saddle a try, and have not taken it off my rigid SS since. I used to only ride Flytes or SLR's. I am using the one without the cutout, and love it. It does "dampen" the bumps!!
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    New old stock (NOS) Ti Flites are still relatively easy to get so just grab a few when you buy.
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    prolink

    Give the selle italia prolink a try. A great saddle for x-country riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Edwards
    a) pretty sure there's still a fair few old style Flites out there

    b) I get on pretty well with the SLR - basically a Flite without the excess bits. Surprisingly comfortable, and I've not broken it yet (touch wood). Not really a DH/FR saddle, but should be fine for everything else.
    agreed...i run SLR XP and SLR XC and like em alot
    Last edited by FoShizzle; 07-03-2008 at 07:59 AM.

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    I have Flites on all my bikes. Then I scored an SLR XP cheap on eBay and I've been a fan since. It's easily as comfortable as the Flite (even the 135 gram version).

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