Let's do a Century
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
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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!
Here is a picture along with the spec's:
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
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.