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    Something like a SLR XP but....

    ...wider!

    I picked up an SLR XP, did about 31 miles and the nether reigons were hurt'n!

    Whats about the same weight and quality but at least 140mm wide?

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    maybe try a specialized toupe in the wide version. they're pretty comfy. are you confident that your shorts are a good match to your anatomy? that's the other critical piece of the puzzle.

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    Not sure how the Fizik Arione compares in width, but the SLR XP had the same effect on me. The Fizik fits me much better. Might be a worthwhile option to consider.

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    I was wearing Fox shorts with their standard pad, nothing impressive. I've often thought about getting a nice road short and wearing it under some board shorts. What shorts are you guys wearing with a good pad? Swobo? Fox? etc...


    Quote Originally Posted by s4gobabygo
    maybe try a specialized toupe in the wide version. they're pretty comfy. are you confident that your shorts are a good match to your anatomy? that's the other critical piece of the puzzle.

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    Sugoi Pulsar Bib Shorts for me.

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    With the SLR you'll need to go lycra. Due to the minimal padding any creases in your clothing hurt like all hell when you sit on one. Even the stitching on a pair of jeans will annoy you by the time you've ridden around the yard.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

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    What about a "classic" Flite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramnnim
    What about a "classic" Flite?
    I would like to search this out but what consitutes a "classic" Flite?

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    ?what about...

    Selle Italia SLK ? certainly not the lightest but it does fit the bill for the 140 + width requirement I have, anyone using one?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SELLE-ITALIA-SLK...item3359a06c25

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    "Classic"-



    Rather than the new style...



    Though you might like the new style...I haven't tried one.

    I have an old Nitrox on my 26" FS, and like it...an older Flite on my road bike, it feels the same as the Nitrox. My SLR XP is on a 29" HT...think I'll swap it out for one of the others.

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    Just landed a Gipiemme Cobra Stealth 2000

    its 146gm but has decent padding and will replace my San Marco Era Composite, 141gms. I've only just mountedit up on CX bike so will try it over the next few weeks.

    I didn't get on with the SLR XP either, it seemed like the padding was too thin and you sat through it overtime, and it was a lot heavier than advertised.

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    I have always loved the balance of comfort and lightweight the original Flite saddles provide. I just picked-up a nice used Flite TT which has the same shape/design but with a little less padding. At 165 grams its a pretty light saddle while still retaining the original Flites design.

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