Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
235 Posts
I've been using the non-gel version for a couple of years now (Don't like gel. It seems to make my sit bones burn. For some reason it retains a lot of heat). It's my favorite saddle so far. I can't seem to find anything better that doesn't have a cut out. The edges aren't as sharp as the regular SLR, which is good, and the double layer of leather around the rear edge makes it quite durable.

BTW, I'm getting ready to try one of these in the image below.
 

Attachments

·
Maromero
Joined
·
1,605 Posts
Forgot something

Yes, it is comfortable and long lasting. I have used it in all day rides without any complaints. I would buy another one after this one is gone, by the way this my second.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,066 Posts
Yeah, I have that saddle. If you have large thighs which regularly rub the front edge, you may find out that it wears through the leather rather quickly. I have it on my road bike and was rather alarmed at how fast I wore through the finish.
 

·
Trail rider and racer
Joined
·
4,691 Posts
I have heard people complain that the gel saddles are really not that comfortable and can be a bit of a PITA.

The regular SLR is surprisingly comfortable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
571 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
doccoraje said:
I've been using it for a while, not really sure about "XP", just SLR Gelflow. Don't believe their claimed weight. (185 gr) ;)
Thanks for the help!! I was aware of the weight issue (weight weenies) - but durability and comfort were major issues too.

Oh - and I WISH I had massive thighs that would wear down the saddle :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,850 Posts
I have the standard leather TransAm SLR on my road bike and the Gelflow version on my Spider. Its a surprisingly comfortable saddle. I actually prefer the Gel version for the mountain bike since you tend to slip around less on it. I've also tried other standard vs gelflow versions of different saddles and never found it to make much of a difference except on the SLR. I would definately recommend the gel version of it over the full leather one.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top