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    SLR XP Trans Am Gel Flow

    Anyone have experience with this saddle? Comments? (Yes, I realize it's not the lightest around)

    Thanks for any help.
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    I've been using the non-gel version for a couple of years now (Don't like gel. It seems to make my sit bones burn. For some reason it retains a lot of heat). It's my favorite saddle so far. I can't seem to find anything better that doesn't have a cut out. The edges aren't as sharp as the regular SLR, which is good, and the double layer of leather around the rear edge makes it quite durable.

    BTW, I'm getting ready to try one of these in the image below.
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    I've been using it for a while, not really sure about "XP", just SLR Gelflow. Don't believe their claimed weight. (185 gr)
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    Forgot something

    Yes, it is comfortable and long lasting. I have used it in all day rides without any complaints. I would buy another one after this one is gone, by the way this my second.

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    Yeah, I have that saddle. If you have large thighs which regularly rub the front edge, you may find out that it wears through the leather rather quickly. I have it on my road bike and was rather alarmed at how fast I wore through the finish.

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    I have heard people complain that the gel saddles are really not that comfortable and can be a bit of a PITA.

    The regular SLR is surprisingly comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje
    I've been using it for a while, not really sure about "XP", just SLR Gelflow. Don't believe their claimed weight. (185 gr)
    Thanks for the help!! I was aware of the weight issue (weight weenies) - but durability and comfort were major issues too.

    Oh - and I WISH I had massive thighs that would wear down the saddle

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    I have the standard leather TransAm SLR on my road bike and the Gelflow version on my Spider. Its a surprisingly comfortable saddle. I actually prefer the Gel version for the mountain bike since you tend to slip around less on it. I've also tried other standard vs gelflow versions of different saddles and never found it to make much of a difference except on the SLR. I would definately recommend the gel version of it over the full leather one.

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