Selle Italia Pro Link Trans AM Saddle

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

The first saddle to ride on super light carbon/titanium composite rails, the PRO LINK displays Selle Italias commitment to building the lightest and strongest saddles in the world.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pete dudley a Weekend Warrior from albuquerque, nm, usa

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2006

Strengths:    leather cover, correct density, suspension, wide platform, center vent

Weaknesses:    Can't find another in stores.

Bottom Line:   
This saddle has exactly the right characteristics for mountain and road riding. The high density foam is perfect so you don't get sharp pressure points yet you don't sink in either.

I also like the real leather cover. It has the right compromise between traction and stickiness.

Between the shell and the rails there are little elastomeric bumpers that take out a little of the punishment of the road.

Finally, most saddles are a little too narrow where the butt bones sit. That means the saddle is forcing its way into the crack for a continuous wedgie. That is especially bad for men. This saddle has a shell about a centimeter wider than most so you sit on top of the saddle. There is even a little vent in the middle for extra comfort.

This is the best saddle I will ever own.

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Favorite Trail:   cochiti

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Bike Co-op

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F2000

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jon Dean a Weekend Warrior from York, North Yorkshire

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2004

Strengths:    Comortable

Weaknesses:    It breaks rails, It acts as a sponge thus never dries once wet!

Bottom Line:   
I thought this saddle was the dogs.. but then it broke!

I think this is more a road/gentle trail saddle due to the suspension mechanism in it - it flexes in the middle placing stress on the ends of the rails where they clear the seat pin clamp. SNAP!
I am not a freerider as such, more a 6ft 2" slightly lardy bloke who rides over bumpy stuff... not too much to ask?

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Favorite Trail:   NY Moors

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   specialized Body geometry was far stronger and dried out!but the cover ripped.

Bike Setup:   spec enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Cross Country Rider from Mundelein, IL USA

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2004

Strengths:    Comfortable and unique flexible nose makes for a smooth ride. Excellent design & shape.

Weaknesses:    Saddle may not be suitable for heavier riders (220+lbs.)
Some minor bobbing concerns.

Bottom Line:   
I'm 5'7” & 170 lbs. riding on a hardtail mtn. bike. After riding for a few months on a stock Bontrager saddle (which seemed like a metal strip wrapped in cardboard & synthetic leather), I had developed an inflammatory "issue" on my back-side that didn't allow me to sit on hard surfaces any longer. As a result, I purchased a suspension seat post along with this Selle Trans Am-Pro Link. My a$$ was saved and soon I was back to riding 3+hrs rides with minimal discomfort. Granted, the suspension post certainly helped my condition, but once my physical issue improved, I switched back to riding on a stiff seat post again, but kept the Trans Am.

Since I do a lot of trail riding on double track & occasional single track/technical, this seat has really allowed me to stay comfortable in all conditions; epic smooth trail rides as well as challenging technical terrain. Thus, the flex in the tip, known as the PRO-LINK, along with the comfortable shape and the open channel in the center has saved my nads and derrière from experiencing severe discomfort on many occasions.

The flexible nose of the saddle may cause some minor bobbing concerns, but I'd recommend this seat for any serious trail rider or weekend warrior of any type, and is ideal for hardtail riders who want to enjoy endurance rides without worrying about the saddle’s misgivings on the male anatomy.

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Favorite Trail:   Kettle Morraine-WI

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Terry Dragonfly, Terry Fly, Bontragers, Selle Flite Gel

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500, hard Tail mt. bike.

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