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    SLR or SLR XP??

    I am getting a new saddle and I have narrowed the choices down to 2..

    SLR-135grm
    SLR XP-165grm

    Does anyone have any good reviews of the SLR XP? I have heard and seen many for just the plain SLR. Also I wanted to know if the extra padding in the XP really helps or should I just go for the SLR?

    Thanks a lot
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    I have 3 SLR's (one on each bike) and I love them. The XP is a bit softer but I personally don't find it much more comfortable than the regular. I have done up to 8 hour Mt. bike rides on an SLR and I have no complaints other than the sides beeing a little sharp on the legs when doing out of sadle manuvers off road.
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    Slr Xp

    I have one of them. It puts my balls to sleep. Tried tilting, sliding, spinning, no change. Tingling balls. Now it sits in a box. PM me if you want it.

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    Numb nuts is part of the fun! lol Pedalfaraway is right about that. I am just so used to it I forget some times. (Hell, I'm 21 years old, what do I care about having kids!)
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    I ride the XP...

    but numb nuts are not just associated with this saddle. I`ve had several saddles and most of them can produce the numbness over long distance in the same position. Although I haven`t tried the 135g SLR, the XP is comfy and light enough to please my weenie-ness.

    Whether it`s the 135 or the 165, your butt will make the decision for you. You’ll either love it or hate it.

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    Been riding an SLR

    Been riding an SLR for quiet some time now, and I love them, it's a great way to loose some weight and adn sleeken up the look of your ride... I hate bulky saddles! For those with numb nuts, the saddle either just isnt for you or it isnt quiet adjusted correctly. People often forget fore, and aft adjustment when it comes to this, and up and down too- a few mm's will make a huge difference in terms of comfort.
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    I have an SLR XP. I've used it for about 6 months with no problems. As far as comfort, it fits me very well. I can ride it for hours with no numbness or hotspots. I had an Prolink saddle and the SLR xp is much more comfortable to me. My legs don't rub against the saddle like they do with the Prolink and it's much lighter. As someone said earlier, when you first install it, it's important to make sure your fore/aft adjustment is correct.
    As far as durability, it's been suprisingly good. examples:
    1. I was driving with my bike on top of my roofrack and drove thru a bank drive-thru. Ooops, forgot about the bike! There was just enough clearance to scrape the saddle and put some deep wrinkles in the leather. I thought it would be done. I took it home and rubbed it with Murphy's saddle soap and voila, good as new and softer! All the wrinkles come out and there is only a very small scratch as a reminder of my flub.
    2. I was riding with my dog. I saw a squirrel. My dog saw the squirrel. My dog chased the squirrel and ran in front of my. I crashed into the sidewalk at high speed. Damage? Me, Sprained wrist, scapes and scratches. SLR, small scratch at the edge, leather uncut. It came out better than I did.
    I highly recommend this saddle if it feels comfortable to you. I'm getting one for my road bike too.
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    take a look at the San Marco Era carbon. 128g and more padding than both. Most comfortable seat I've ridden. I have a review a few threads down....

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    How about something with a little more pimp factor

    At 195 grams claimed, it's heavier for sure but you won't find many others on the trail with them. Other colors available too. Extralite.com

    It also happens to be a comfortable saddle for the twins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEpic
    At 195 grams claimed, it's heavier for sure but you won't find many others on the trail with them. Other colors available too. Extralite.com

    It also happens to be a comfortable saddle for the twins.
    Cool looking fore sure and the kevlar sides are nice but I can't stand stitching. By the appearance, the SLR looks much more comfortable.
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    Had a SLR....

    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Bikes
    I am getting a new saddle and I have narrowed the choices down to 2..

    SLR-135grm
    SLR XP-165grm

    Does anyone have any good reviews of the SLR XP? I have heard and seen many for just the plain SLR. Also I wanted to know if the extra padding in the XP really helps or should I just go for the SLR?

    Thanks a lot
    I got a SLR last year and found it to be a very comfortable saddle. I did break one of the rails early this season though. I didn't get a full year of riding on it and I'm a mainly a XC/trail rider, I like the technical stuff, but not a lot of big drops where I ride––nothing over two feet really. I really don't know how it broke, no big crash or anything. I just noticed the snapped rail after I finished my ride. The shop I bought it from warranteed it on the spot. I decided to get something a bit beefier and replaced it the a Flite Trans Am w/Ti rails. It's a bit more comfortable but is a bit wider and longer. The "boys" never complained about the SLR and seem pretty happy with the Trans Am.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Bikes
    I am getting a new saddle and I have narrowed the choices down to 2..

    SLR-135grm
    SLR XP-165grm

    Does anyone have any good reviews of the SLR XP? I have heard and seen many for just the plain SLR. Also I wanted to know if the extra padding in the XP really helps or should I just go for the SLR?

    Thanks a lot
    I have a SLR on my bike, and a SLR XP on my wife's bike. I have ridden her bike and didn't notice any diffrence what so ever between the two saddles. Even when pinching the saddles to see if I can feel a difference with my hand they feel the same. The only thing that knows the difference is my scale
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    Yay!!

    I just got my slr saddle! now to more steps of lightining up the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Bikes
    I just got my slr saddle! now to more steps of lightining up the bike
    Did you install it yet? What do you think? Just got done with a 2.5 hour ride on mine. I still love it.
    --Miles Graydon
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    not yet

    i just bought it and i should be getting it in the mail in a few days..
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    I have an SLR Carbonio, essentially the same saddle except with carbon rails, on my road bike. I have 5000 road miles on it with no issues. I'm getting and SLR with Ti rails for my mountain bike because I like it so much. I'm not sure the carbonio would hold up as well on my mountain bike. Good luck

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    My SLR XP was softer, but less comfortable.....

    There was just not enough solidity in the foam to offer any real comfort after a short break in period.

    I'd take the FLite TT over an SLR XP any day.


    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Bikes
    I am getting a new saddle and I have narrowed the choices down to 2..

    SLR-135grm
    SLR XP-165grm

    Does anyone have any good reviews of the SLR XP? I have heard and seen many for just the plain SLR. Also I wanted to know if the extra padding in the XP really helps or should I just go for the SLR?

    Thanks a lot

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    Got one!

    Thanks for the advise guys! it looks and feels sweet.
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