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Selle Max Flite Gel Flow anyone?

Old 11-10-07, 01:00 PM
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Selle Max Flite Gel Flow anyone?

Anyone riding a Selle Italia Gel Flow Max? Looking for a saddle to replace my Spec Alliante which is just not very comfy after 40 miles or so. I routinely go 50+ on my club rides. The Alliante in 155mm fits me pretty well width-wise. The Max is 153mm. I am 6'1" x 255 and ride a Spec Tarmac with my bars about 2 inches below my seat.

I have a Selle Anatomica and don't like it at all. Have tried a Brooks for a very limited time (borrowed a friends) and wasn't really thrilled with it either.

thanks in advance!


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I've tried a Flite and ran the Pro Link Light most of the season. My experience is that S.I. saddles collapse under the load of a clyde after a bit. Perhaps that Max Flite is a bit more robust.
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I recently switched over from Airone's to the Flite Gel Flow max......I have been very happy with it. No problem going on 2 - 3 hour rides.
 
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I tried a Selle Italia Gel Flite at 220 lbs about 3 or 4 years ago. I put over a thousand miles on it but just couldn't handle the pain. Thing was like sitting on concrete.
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Originally Posted by CastIron
I've tried a Flite and ran the Pro Link Light most of the season. My experience is that S.I. saddles collapse under the load of a clyde after a bit. Perhaps that Max Flite is a bit more robust.
+1 I rode a gel flite @ about 215lbs, it was great for about 600 miles then started sweaking and creaking and turned into an *** hatchett.
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like a semi hard saddle.....so that it probably why I have no complaints. If you do not like a flite model......look at their XO series. It has a bit more padding and a slightly different shape than the flite series. I rode one of these back in 02-03 and eventually went to a harder saddle ...... but jut short of something that felt like concrete
 
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Jeff? I ride a Gel Flow Flite, I got it around Christmas last year so it has a little under 7,000 miles on it. Did 6 centuries on it this year and it wasn't my butt that was the problem Does have some surface wear but other wise seems fine. I'll be at the PBA rides this weekend if you want to check it out. I may be 15-20# less than you.
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