Innovative characteristics of the FLX model include concentric circles in the base of the saddle. These concentric circles located at the three main points of support produce the damping effect of a spring and give increased comfort without any increase in weight. At the rear, a “double bridge“ affords added flexibility and helps eliminate vibrations. The “Shock Absorber“ elastomer laminated base, Flex Control padding and special anatomical design improves comfort.
a Cross Country Rider
from reading, berkshire
Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002
Strengths: really comfortable, bargain saddle, hammered it recently on the south downs way, came up trumps.
Weaknesses: rather girlie looks, and a bit short-nosed, so if you really throw your bike around you may lose contact, but if you keep you bum on the saddle most of the time, it won't get sore, and that's what a saddle is for!
for the price i paid, it's a steal. my son loves it too, so i'm getting another one.
I am thinking of buying either a Merida FLX or an 0.nine, but I normally ride a 19" frame (A Ventana El Toro is my SS).
None of my local shops have a 20" in stock, and can't get one without buying it in, which they don't want to do. An 18 is definitely too small, but I'm worried a twen ... Read More »