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    WW seat. Selle SLR vs. SLR XP vs. Flite

    Hi, i am looking to further WW my bike. I currently use a selle flite and i like it a lot. Do you guys like the Selle SLR? How about the SLR vs. SLR XP?
    Thanks!

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    NEW slr xp is much better. It says 180gr on the saddle (and the real weight is 180gr). Before, slr xp was supposed to be 165gr and weighed 169. The new version has much more padding. Now is like the slr xc in padding amount, but less ugly (no kevlar).

    Slr 135gr is to hard IMO. Just good for short rides (not over 50km) with a good pading on your shorts...

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    I've ridden an SLR on my road bike, mountain bike and singlespeed for 10-13+ hours and it's just fine. Just depends on the person MaLol


    Quote Originally Posted by MaLoL
    NEW slr xp is much better. It says 180gr on the saddle (and the real weight is 180gr). Before, slr xp was supposed to be 165gr and weighed 169. The new version has much more padding. Now is like the slr xc in padding amount, but less ugly (no kevlar).

    Slr 135gr is to hard IMO. Just good for short rides (not over 50km) with a good pading on your shorts...
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    i've previous used the SLR and tried a Flite on the roadbike. i found them very different in shape; whilst i enjoyed the SLR a fair bit, the Flite simply wasn't for me. so i would suggest trying it out before committing.

    since then, i now use a Specialized Toupe on the roadbikes; the most comfy for me so far. i would develop a sore, number perineal area after a couple hours with the SLR (i've used both the Carbonia and XP). the 'central cutout' in the Toupe provides total relief!

    but on the MTBs, i use a WTB Race V and an FSA SLK on the other. i find both these very comfy.

    anyway, my main point was the difference between Flite and SLR. if you like the Flite, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll like the SLR.

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    I run an SLR and I love it!

    I find that I don't get cushion from the padding, its from the flex of the carbon anyways so extra padding is dead weight.

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    SLR can be comfortable as it can be or as hard as it is use to be...

    in my experience, if your bike setup is more on a upright position (most trailbikes are), it can be very hard like wood specially on the long ride...

    But if your bike is more of racey position with significant lower front end,...then you'll find it comfortable enough for that marathon race or ride...

    I love the SLR on my race bike though due to it's relatively light and comfortable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiescrub
    Hi, i am looking to further WW my bike. I currently use a selle flite and i like it a lot. Do you guys like the Selle SLR? How about the SLR vs. SLR XP?
    Thanks!
    Of all the SLRs I've tried, the XC Gel Flow is the best so far--and that "ugly" kevlar at the back will save you from the most common saddle rips that occur. Mine was 175g exactly.

    Another saddle to check out would be the WTB Shadow V Team or Stealth. They are closer to 200g and much more comfortable IMO than the wider, more heavily padded, Rocket V series.

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    What about the Specialized Toupe saddle??
    Its a light saddle

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