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Old 04-12-08, 01:27 PM   #1
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This Saddle works for me.....for now

Selle Italia Prolink Light Gel Flow

I have a box full of saddles in the garage but this particular model seems to be working really well for me for now. It is what I would describe on the firm side-but not hard like a Specialized Toupe. It also has the perineal cutout which I really need. It's a little wider than their Flite versions but slightly narrower than the Max versions.

I now have it on two of my bikes and have ridden a couple 100+ miles rides using it which is always a very good test for me. I have used it on rides that are fairly flat and also on ones that have more climbing and it has passed the test. To pass my test I simply don't want to be made aware of the saddle due to any discomfort. If I don't have to think about it during the ride it's generallly a keeper. Another test is how it feels the day after a 100+ mile ride. I've had some saddles that did fine for 40-50 miles but after 70+ miles they brought tears to my eyes for either their firmness, vibration transfer, etc. Plus this one comes in 4 different colors.....I now have one red and one blue!

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Rail Material: Tubular Vanox
Weight: 250 g.

Co-molded elastomer and nylon shell material provides ergonomic flex zones that adapt to a riders motion. Differentiated-thickness padding is tuned for comfort while elastomer vibration absorbers couples the shell to the rails.

Colors: Black, blue, red or white
Length: 277mm
Width: 144mm



It will be interesting to see how serviceable it is over time. My other saddle that did just super for several years either wore out or my butt changed how it felt about it.
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Old 04-12-08, 01:51 PM   #2
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Finding that right saddle is a problem that several of us have had. I do envy those that have rock hard butts and can buy a bike and never find a fault with the stock saddle. Apparantly people like this do exist.

Couple of years ago I got the selle max gel saddle and it worked. When I got Boreas I just got a saddle that seemed to feel right- Fizic Aliante and it did work-for about 6 months. Then on one ride a bit of pain came in and I took the saddle off the Mountain bike- A San marco "Aero" and it was nice to get back to a comfy saddle. Then the TCR came with another FIZIC and worked for a couple of weeks. So the OCR lost its Max gel and I had two bikes with comfortable saddles.

That is at the end of 6 years of saddle problems after the prostate op- and I am glad that either the prostate has settled down- or That I have found the saddles that work for me.

Just wish I could find the comfortable saddle for the Tandem now. The Selle "Trans Am" is no longer in production- and I have a bent rail on it.
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Old 04-12-08, 02:14 PM   #3
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I tried that one last year and the cut out was a problem for me.
Gave it 200 miles one week and into the collection of almost new saddles that need good homes box.
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Couple of years ago I got the selle max gel saddle and it worked. the prostate has settled down- or That I have found the saddles that work for me.

Just wish I could find the comfortable saddle for the Tandem now. The Selle "Trans Am" is no longer in production- and I have a bent rail on it.

Surprisingly the Max Flite Gel is the one that just went sour on me. It had been a great saddle up until a couple months ago. Now it feels like it is too soft and I almost sink down onto the shell. Makes me wonder if it just gave out.

One of my buddies asked me yesterday if the Trans Am was still in production. I hated to break the news to him.....Maybe I can loan him one of my many saddles to experiment with!
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I'd like to change my saddle because I want a blue one to compliment by bike. But, the black stock saddle works just fine, and I'm sure that when I find the right color it will cause all sorts of troubles. Just stick with what works, I guess.
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