Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

2005 Selle Italia SLR Gelflow

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

2005 Selle Italia SLR Gelflow

Old 07-16-05, 10:30 AM
  #1  
Lividkoi
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2005 Selle Italia SLR Gelflow

Anyone here with any experience with this paticular saddle?
Lividkoi is offline  
Old 07-16-05, 11:18 AM
  #2  
SpongeDad
Overacting because I can
 
SpongeDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
Posts: 4,552

Bikes: Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes. A bit hard, but the buns adjusted after 2 - 3 weeks.

Cut out is great for the plumbing and I really like the flat profile.

Got mine on sale from Nashbar.
[edit - Nashbar has it listed for both $90 or $120, not sure what the difference is, if any]

Overall a major improvement over the stock bontrager saddle my bike came with.

Last edited by SpongeDad; 07-16-05 at 01:08 PM.
SpongeDad is offline  
Old 07-16-05, 12:14 PM
  #3  
Lividkoi
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
what about the specialized saddle that retails for $100. not sure the name of it.
Lividkoi is offline  
Old 07-16-05, 01:02 PM
  #4  
hmai18
Cannondale Shill
 
hmai18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kingston, ON, CAN.
Posts: 1,695

Bikes: '06 CAAD8, SRAM Rival/Force and fixie of unknown origin

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Had the SLR for 600km. It was alright, but I found it to be a little too firm, even after the usual breaking in period for my butt.

Got an Arione instead and even though there's no cutout, I find the Arione much more comfortable. The saddle is much smoother, and combine this with it's length, it makes it much easier to change positions during a ride.

People have also had great success with the Specialized Avatar and Alias saddles, though the complaint is that they're a bit on the heavy side.
hmai18 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.