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    Selle Italia SLR Teknologika Flow Carbon Saddle

    Has anyone tryed this sadle for mountain biking or XC? Is it confortable and durable?

    Selle Italia SLR Teknologika Flow Carbon Saddle
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=11015


    I just bought it. not from this store though. and for a lower price (200EUR or 279USD)

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    If you're after a lightweight saddle have you looked into the Cycle King? They're 95g and cost quite a bit less than the Selle Italia.

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    $440.00!!!

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    hehe but this one looks cool and is ergonomic and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    hehe but this one looks cool and is ergonomic and light.
    Dude that is 440 bucks!
    that is a lot of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    $440.00!!!
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    Let us put this into perspective here.

    440 USD = 1/2 of ZTR Race wheelset from Notubes
    440 USD = 1/4 of Lynksey Titanium M230 frameset I just bought
    440 USD > XTR M970 Crankset

    Do you really want a saddle that is 1/4 the price of most framesets on the market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Let us put this into perspective here.

    440 USD = 1/2 of ZTR Race wheelset from Notubes
    440 USD = 1/4 of Lynksey Titanium M230 frameset I just bought
    440 USD > XTR M970 Crankset

    Do you really want a saddle that is 1/4 the price of most framesets on the market?
    yep tell it to universal cycles or to selle italia. I didnt bought it for that money, as I said in post 1. but still expensive, It was like a christmas present.

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    Nice. The SLR Kit Carbonio seems like a deal in comparison.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...3&category=155

    Has anyone spent time on this saddle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Let us put this into perspective here.

    440 USD = 1/2 of ZTR Race wheelset from Notubes
    440 USD = 1/4 of Lynksey Titanium M230 frameset I just bought
    440 USD > XTR M970 Crankset

    Do you really want a saddle that is 1/4 the price of most framesets on the market?
    I agree. I did spend a lot on some components on my bike... maybe more than I should have... but I would not spend $440 for a saddle no matter what. Unless it had $300 in cash in the box with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Nice. The SLR Kit Carbonio seems like a deal in comparison.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...3&category=155

    Has anyone spent time on this saddle?
    that sadle is made of plastic with carbon stickers where you see it in the rear triangle and bellow too. its not that good...

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    i have 2 SLR Kit Carbonio Flow saddles - if your asking, i think they are the best saddle on the market, if you shop around you can find the 2008 model for under $180.

    FYI they have the same shell as the Teknologika Flow Carbon Saddle

    ...if your arse is used to SLR's - your bum won't get numb during a 3-4hour ride.

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    My experience with all the SLR's I have tried was the discomfort from having the edges of the nose of the saddle grinding into my thighs when riding out of the saddle and gripping the nose of the saddle with my legs. They were OK in seated comfort, but I still find the classic Flite Ti shape the most comfy for overall riding, I still like the rear end of the saddle kicking up. I wish they would take a shot at doing a lighter version of that classic shell shape.

    Chain Reaction has some pretty good prices on the Selle Italia saddles.
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    Is it 95 of Selle Italia grams? That is about 110 of SI grams?

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    i had a similar problem with the standard leather clad SLR gelflow, it has a stupid seam near the outside edges that used to grate my inside top thigh.

    the Carbonio Flow and also Teknologika flow has no seams = perfection

    ..my newest SLR Carbonio Flow cost $174 inc postage from ebay seller italtecno1

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill

    Chain Reaction has some pretty good prices on the Selle Italia saddles.
    My sadles always get cuts on the leather in the edges which I hate to see, so this one will be better with slick shiny carbon.

    Indeed nice prices on CRC and free shipping over 230USD or 160EUR... Its the first time I see a good price on CRC
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=21951

    But beware not all the parts have good prices. Better to compare with german bikeshops.


    My sadles always get cuts on the leather in the edges whisch I hate to see, so this one will be better with slick shiny carbon. I'll post its weight when it arrives.
    Last edited by sergio_pt; 12-25-2008 at 07:10 AM.

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    Currently using my Kit Carbonio Flow for 24 Hr Endurance....Comfortable....Cannot speak for the Tek Flow but I'm sure that must be comfortable as well....Prices for a lot of components seem to be getting out of hand but a little shopping seems to go a long way....Good Luck !

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    lovely looking but I'm not sure it will hold up in the event of a crash?

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    I thought I was crazy when I bought two SLR (135g) for $119 each a few years back..
    After looking at the prices at Universal, I feel like less a nut job

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergio_pt
    Better to compare with german bikeshops.
    Prices can be quite good ordering from US with Chain Reaction after considering the exchange rate and after subtracting the VAT. Are there any German online shops that you would recommend? I'm wondering if German branded goods would be cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Avenger
    Prices can be quite good ordering from US with Chain Reaction after considering the exchange rate and after subtracting the VAT. Are there any German online shops that you would recommend? I'm wondering if German branded goods would be cheaper.
    http://starbike.com/

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    wow. Those are some crazy prices for Sram and Shimano drivetrain parts.

    Shimano M972 GS Rear D - 106 USD
    Sram X.O. Rear D + X.O. Triggers - 318 USD!!!!!

    I thought Hong Kong Ebay was cheap! WOWSERS! This is unbelievable!

    Too bad the site has some lost in translation problems... I can't figure out how to choose the length of the cage for the Sram X.O. Rear D from http://www.bikediscount.com/

    Should I be going on the defensive and saying... "If it is too good to be true, than it probably is?" mode...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Too bad the site has some lost in translation problems... I can't figure out how to choose the length of the cage for the Sram X.O. Rear D from http://www.bikediscount.com/
    I'm guessing the

    SRAM X.0 Schaltwerk lang is a long cage

    and the

    SRAM X.0 Schaltwerk medium is a medium cage

    and there's a language selector on the top left had column.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill

    and there's a language selector on the top left had column.
    This is way off topic, but...

    Are you trying to be a smart arse? I too know there is a language selector. By the time you navigate around 2 or 3 levels deep English is no longer prevalent.

    http://www.bikediscount.com/(S(diwx2...l%2bSchaltwerk

    The above link is the one I'm interested in.

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