Selle Italia Flite Kevlar Ti Saddle

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Selle Italia Flite Kevlar Ti

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 27, 2001]
CHEF-BIANCHI SHRIEBER
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks good, easy on the butt, doesn't scrub my legs, the casing doesn't rip or scratch, Titanium rails, lightweight, long nose, good colors to choose from...

Weakness:

Hurts in the crotch after long XC rides.

I am known for my talent to wreck every thing. I had a selle italia tri matic, and I scratched it, bent it and ripped it... I bought the flight not long ago, and from the minute I got it I could see it's a chair that will last forever. It is super lightweight, and is very comfortable even for XC, although, it might hurt the crotches of little people. For road bikes, it's the perfect chair! I wont trade it for anything...

Similar Products Used:

Giant (leg scrubber), Bianchi (hurts), Selle Italia Tri Matic (sucks)

[Jun 11, 2001]
Gary
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Weight, comfort, the narrowness of the saddle in the front

Weakness:

Stitching in the front of the saddle.... might start wearing away and the peforated section on the back of the saddle fills up with mud all the time

The Fizik saddle mad my boys sore in a few minutes, it might be the setup... but that was too fast. I rode on this saddle for almost five hours straight and the boys were fine, jus the legs were jello. The narrowness of the front section of the saddle allows me to stand up and toss the bike around with the saddle between my legs. I would recommend this saddle to any with that numbing feeling, u know what i mean, just catch it on sale on one of the internet bike store.

Similar Products Used:

Fizik Pave (tested only)

[Aug 04, 1999]
yohji
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Light and comfortable

Weakness:

None I guess

This saddle is so much comfortable .. now I don't experience that much pain in my balls when I used to. It looks sleek and light too .. I think they are the best choice for biking.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Carbotech Saddle (maganese rails)

[Dec 28, 2000]
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

titanium and kevlar materials

Weakness:

see below

This saddle is very uncomfortable and noisy. Mine seemed to flex every time I put stress on it, resulting in a dinging noise. I'm no fatty, so it's not me. Maybe this and the Thompson seatpost just aren't a very good combination, but I swapped the Flite out for a different model and things are fine now.

Similar Products Used:

other Sella saddles

[Jul 28, 2000]
Rattled
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Selle Italia Quality, Great Looks, Lightweight.

Weakness:

Expensive, Not quite as comfortable as the Original Flite.

I bought this saddle to replace the cheapo SDG saddle that came stock on my Moab 1 ... I have been a longtime fanatic of the original Ti Flite and wanted something with a little more flair to replace the SDG.

This saddle is beautiful to look at, but not quite as comfy as the original Flite, mostly because of the seams. I am not sure if I have fully "broken in" my rear-end on this saddle though- it may get better with time. Also, bear in mind that any leather saddle requires a minimum amount of common sense maintanence to keep it in nice condition, espescially when you shell out $80+ for it ...

Bottom line: not as comfortable as the original flite, but more flashy due to the tri-color color scheme and more durable due to the kevlar panels.

Similar Products Used:

Selle Italia Ti Flite, SDG Belair, Fizik Pave

[May 12, 2000]
Lasse Räsänen
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light
Good looks
Fits me perfectly
Kevlar to protect the edges

Weakness:

Price

I love it! Remember that if a saddle this hard doesn't fit your rear end then it will be brutally painful. However IMHO nothing beats a hard saddle that fits! If the shape's exactly right then a saddle could almost be made out of wood without it causing problems. When a saddle is the right shape for you then it supports you from the right (hard) places and doesn't put any pressure anywhere else. With a soft saddle you always have some pressure on the wrong bits of your body causing numbness and discomfort.

This is a good quality product and I wouldn't change the shape even though I have to pay for it in the form of some pant/short wear because of the seams in the older version.

TEST a saddle before buying it to see wether it fits your behind!

Similar Products Used:

Scott stock saddle& other soft saddles

[May 12, 2000]
jesse landis
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

stiff, light, good colors

Weakness:

none yet

This is my best saddle yet but not every saddle is right for you try many out before buying one. this saddle is hard but if it contacts the right places it won't matter.

Similar Products Used:

lots

[Apr 28, 2000]
Adim Farrell
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Wear and tear, comfort...Flite owns the comfort category.

Weakness:

Price

I ride a lot, commuting to work from Mill Valley to downtown SF three times a week and usually put in six hours on weekends. I would say that this is a great product overall but would caution against spending $100 on a saddle, unless you plan on spending serious time on it--you'll love the forgiveness of Ti rails. Having said that, I've gotten a lot of bang out of my buck and would stick with the brand, maybe trying next years model.

Similar Products Used:

WTB

[Feb 23, 2000]
James
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Beautiful design, rugged

Weakness:

hard, uncomfortable

A great looking saddle, but be sure to consider the stitching and kevlar--they do make the seat very hard and uncomfortable on technical, long rides. i returned mine to the store and got a plain leather seat with a little bit more padding.

[Nov 14, 1999]
beetle
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Light and sleek looking

I have the saddle for 2 weeks. It is rock hard and very stiff to rest your butt on. Still trying to get (my butt) used to this piece of rock. Wouldn't buy it if I get to choose again.

Similar Products Used:

Coda Comfort

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