Selle Italia SLR XC Flow Saddle

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $219.99


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Product Description

Selle Italia's SLR saddle shape may be widely popular, but many trail riders find that they prefer more padding and anatomic support than what the typical SLR road line provides. That's where the Selle Italia SLR XC Flow Saddle comes into play. Starting with the classic SLR shape, it gets a...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Veda a Racer from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2010

Strengths:    Lightest gel saddle in the market. Looks really cool and sleek.

Weaknesses:    Kevlar surface is too slippery. Doesn't hold your butt in place as well as a Spez Phenom SL that fits perfectly for me.

Bottom Line:   
I've moved this saddle to my road biased Titus X as it is too slippery for offroad use. A good saddle though. Still the lightest comfy racing saddle available.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Similar Products Used:   So many sold and bought

Bike Setup:   Titus X

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by BeerBikeBerm a Cross Country Rider from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2009

Strengths:    Lighter than SLR Gel Flow. Kevlar sides can take a beating.

Weaknesses:    This review will be comparing it to the Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow (non XC branded saddle). That said:

A huge disappointment compared to the other Gel Flow. It is marginally lighter, but way less comfortable and not as tough (although I believe it was designed to be tougher) The kevlar sides may be tough, but the vinyl sections pierce easily and the padding dies after a couple months of use. The padding is another sad item. My saddle has two permanent dimples where the sit bones are, something I have never experienced with the standard Gel Flow padding which pops back into position when you stand up.


Bottom Line:   
Why compare it to the other Gel Flow?

If you are considering this saddle, then buy the SLR Gel Flow. It is tougher, more comfortable, and usually cheaper. The Gel Flow will one day enter the component hall of fame as one of those classic mainstay products, and Selle had to go muss it up with a chintzy lightweight knockoff.

Selle Italia has a million saddles, so don't get confused when you see "XC" in the name. Get the Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow. Don't get this one.

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Favorite Trail:   Earls Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia SLR standard and Gel Flow, Selle Italia Flite, SDG Bel Air, WTB Rocket V SLT, WTB Laser V

Bike Setup:   SS 29er Rigid

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by zarf1 a Cross Country Rider from Perthh Australia

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2009

Strengths:    weight, shape, bling

Weaknesses:    a little hard take a while to get used to

Bottom Line:   
I brought this when my favorite WTB Shadow seat was damaged. I have been unable to find the same WTB Shadow seat. It was ace and only 210g. This saddle is great but a little harder than the WTB. I wasn't game to use it for a recent 100 km race going back to the wtb. I will persevere though. Great for shorter rides up to 60 km. A very light, well hsaped saddle. A tad expensive new so search for a deal.

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Favorite Trail:   Gungun

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   WTB Shadow V Ttanium

Bike Setup:   specialized Epic Comp

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