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anyone have experience with BOTH aliante and slr?

Old 06-13-06, 07:43 PM
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anyone have experience with BOTH aliante and slr?

I have the aliante sport ( they heavy plastic one) that came stock on my bike and it works just great. But, I have heard many praises of the SLR and the bling 135g weight factor. Should I get a sexy SLR, or a carbon Aliante, or stick with the ol grey aliante sport? or... maybe totally bling it out with an all carbon seat. But will my butt like me for that? ohh decisions decisions.....
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FYI, whatever you decide - if you buy it at Performance you can return it if it doesn't work out which is a pretty cool deal.

I'm riding a SLK - which I like - seeing if I like it as much as the Flight - verdict not in yet
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FYI, whatever you decide - if you buy it at Performance you can return it if it doesn't work out which is a pretty cool deal.

I'm riding a SLK - which I like - seeing if I like it as much as the Flight - verdict not in yet
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I wish I could compare the Aliante, but I have the Arione to compare, totally different I know. The SLR is MUCH better for me for longer rides of say 100k. That Arione is only good for the sprint tri's.
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Old 06-14-06, 01:11 AM
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I've ridden both. I like the Aliante much better, and found the SLR just too hard and uncomfortable. The Aliante is almost perfect, but caused some numbness problems in the groinal region, so I have switched to a Selle Italia SLC, which is perfect. However, it's all about personal experience and no one's opinion can tell you how the saddle will feel for you. If you're happy with the saddle you've got, you're doing better than 75% of the cyclists out there, so you should probably just stick with it.
 
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those are the two saddles I have. Its like comparing apples and oranges - they're completely different. I like both, but the slr takes more tweaking. The Aliante is probably more comfortable overall, but its heavier. The SLR for me is just fine when its dialed in properly.
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I've had the opposite experience from ravenmore's. The Aliante Ti has more of a *saddle* to it when viewed from the side, so it took about three tries to get the adjustment right. The SLR, oth, was set with a spirit level and that was it. I have SLRs on both of my bikes currently, and am pretty satisfied. To tell the truth, I'm happy with both saddles but am playing around to find that last 5% of comfort and fit. By the end of the week I'll have both a 130 and 143 Toupe on hand, and will pick up the latest SLR Kit Carbonio (with cutout) when I find one for a good price.
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saddle wars

Yo, I am testing an Aliante now (well not right now). I have tried the Toupe in both sizes and they sort of had too big of an edge. I abraded on both sides. The SLR was too much of a "shelf". I ride aero alot and the Aliante so far feels like it needs a cut-out. I'm going to try it with the nose down a little bit and see if that helps. I'm only 150 lbs. so I am hoping that one of these extra light saddles will do the job. I have ridden an Avocet O2 for the last eight years and am hoping to improve on its fit. I find myself wiggling around alot once I'm out over 35 miles or so. Any suggestions? What of the new Bontrager that is in Velonews' ads?
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Originally Posted by brucemacvt
I ride aero alot and the Aliante so far feels like it needs a cut-out. I'm going to try it with the nose down a little bit and see if that helps.
It might sound counter-intuitive but moving the nose up a tad (1/8" to 3/16" above level), and sitting a little further back solved that problem for me.
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+1 Aliante.
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