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    if i take the cover off my SLR saddle, what will i see

    will it look like this (see pic below), with a carbon shell ?


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    nope...
    you're most likely to see a shiny black plastic shell - not really ugly but just plastic. no pr0n-factor here but the wight saving is not bad...

    *edit*
    and to tell you a secret... if you turn that saddle upside down, you'll see the plastic right away - before stripping anything! but sssshhhhhhhhhh, no word about it, to nobody, never! secrets you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by caballero
    will it look like this (see pic below), with a carbon shell ?

    That was a great model SLR. I don't even think you can get it anymore unless off ebay or if some shop has old stock.

    Super comfortable too.
    Trev!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    That was a great model SLR. I don't even think you can get it anymore unless off ebay or if some shop has old stock.

    Super comfortable too.




    I had that saddle on my new Klein Adroit Race (2001) it weighed under 100g if I remember correctly, I rode it out of the bike shop and after about 20 minutes I rode it straight back and swapped it for a boring old selle italia flite.

    It has to be the most uncomfortable thing I had ever sat on, don't get my wrong I am no 500g springs and gel filled saddle user, I love the standard SLR and use nothing else but let me warn anyone who thinks it is anything like the SLR, IT IS NOT, it is like sitting on a hard piece of wood.

    AVOID!!!!!

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    These are not SLR, not even black, but in another box there were a few thousand of those as well... So - as others have said - just a piece of black plastic...

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    here you see it...

    Quote Originally Posted by caballero
    will it look like this (see pic below), with a carbon shell ?
    as others already said you can see the shell by looking at the underside.
    here's a shot of what it looks like. and shaving the shell some more saves some more grams and makes it even more comfortable. by the way - comfort didn't change at all! the 2mm white padding "foam" doesn't make a difference at all. if you wear good cycling shorts you won't be able to tell the difference if you have the padding or not!

    my saddle weighed 140g WITH padding, 119g without. i then marked the areas that i didn't actually sit on and also made the nose somewhat slimmer so my legs didn't rub anymore. after this mod the saddle was comfier and durability isn't affected at all. looks good even after crashing...try that with a padded SLR...
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    Careful on the front of the saddle

    After riding mine for a season of just XC and some races, I snapped the front off on a steep climb. Just forward of where the rails attach. Only thing holding it together is the leather cover. Their distributor in the Pacific Northwest would not warranty the saddle, so I will never buy a Selle Italia product again.

    Just a word of caution. There is the potential to do some real damage down there, too. Had I not had bike shorts on, and had the cover ripped....well I don't want to think about what could've happened with sharp plastic...

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    This forum somehow reminds me of sitting in a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    This forum somehow reminds me of sitting in a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.
    yes but with less twitching and sharing of needles.

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    i just picked one up off colorado cyclist. 90 bucks i believe

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    Here's my version. I've sanded it way down so it's much thinner than it used to be. I used a dremel to grind out the under-side and make it more flexible.

    Nino's right that it's just as comfortable, if not more comfortable, than the original. But my ass can only go so long with any SLR before my uhh... naughty bits go numb. It's definitely a short race saddle for me.

    As an aside, I got a new Specialized Alias 143 saddle for endurance races/rides. It is by far the most comfortable saddle I've ever sat on... and I've sat on a lot trying to find the right one
    It's as heavy as a friggin tank at 273g, but I think not cutting off the circulation to my manhood is certainly worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery
    yes but with less twitching and sharing of needles.

    haha seriously, my co-workers are always asking me "what the hell are they doing with drug dealers scales? bikes in the hood>???"
    Team X-poser is back for 2006-

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