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    lost link to "special" saddle

    Hi guys,

    Some time ago I saw an ad for a saddle which looked interesting. Unfortunately I didn't save the link, so I'm hoping someone here can help identify it for me.
    It looked quite normal, with the exception of being fairly Y-shaped and having separate pads on the left/right "wing".

    TIA,

    dabac

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    Something like this?



    Selle Italia SLK GelFlow: Self shaping padding, anatomic cutout extends to back of saddle, providing independent flexing of the rear "wings".

    One came on a bike I bought second-hand. I loved it. Now two of my bikes sport them and when it comes time to replace the others, they'll like be replaced with an SLK too.

    Note: This is a pretty narrow saddle, made for narrow butts. There are other models in their line with a similar design for wider bottoms. The rear "wings" also have quite a bit of downward curvature to them, to reduce or eliminate chafing problems on the inner thighs.

    Here's a better pic

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    Thanks, but not that one. It's not from a well known bike brand, I remember that much.
    Imagine making the letter Y out of 4-inch piping, then cutting out a part that's roughly saddle-shaped. Cover all of it in thin padding, then add two strips over the "wings" for the sit bones.

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    That is one ugly saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
    That is one ugly saddle
    +1. Retch-o-rama, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
    That is one ugly saddle
    Isn't it just...

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    Well, my butt can't see, but it sure can feel. And if my backsides is happy, I really couldn't care less about the aestethics.

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