Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow Team Edition Saddles

Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow Team Edition Saddles 

DESCRIPTION

  • Covering in LORICA featuring high abrasion resistance and durability
  • Inserts in Silicone Gel with differentiated thickness around cut out
  • Shell made from 10% Carbon composite
  • Elastomer suspension O shock absorber system

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 21, 2010]
brroadie
Road Racer

Strength:

Italian design, looks really nice on the bike. Good quality build, lorica, Vanox, you know the drill.

Weakness:

Doesn't flex as much as I would like. Kind of tough on the sitbones even with the gel - a lot tougher than my Toupe with no padding but a tiny one.

I have two old versions of the Max Flite Gel Flow on my 2 mountain rigs, and they are the most comfortable ever for XC and Enduro rides, so I decided to give it a try for my road bike as well.

Unfortunately the experience was not nearly as good. The shape on the new version was slightly changed, and the sides are a little more downshaped than before, making support for my sitbones hard to find.

It also seems to flex less than my two other SIs, and in the end it just did not work for me. Attempted some short rides, followed by some long rides, lots of tweaking in the position (up/down,tilt,fore/aft) but it only got mildly better. After 40k or so I would always go numb.

Switched back since to my Toupe Ti, still works wonders in its minimalist shape.

Similar Products Used:

SLR, older Max Flites, Alias, Toupe (best of them all for road)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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