Bought a Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Saddle Today

CarbonCopy
CarbonCopy Posts: 492
edited March 2010 in Road buying advice
OH its nice White looks stunning, i know its comfy because i own a black one already.
This one though was for the new build im doing ready for spring/summer.
Thing is though it wont fit my Ritchey Carbon Super Logic Seatpost.
The carbon rails of the SLR Carbonio saddle are just to fat/thick.I`m gutted as the saddle looks so right for the bike.I`m going to have to send the saddle back to Ribble now and get a replacement.Looks like i`m going to have to down grade to the flight titanium :roll:
In white of course.
There is my whinge for the week. :(

Comments

  • I feel your pain!! :P
  • relanium
    relanium Posts: 487
    I'm upgrading my saddle to the black Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Saddle :)
  • Squillinossett
    Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
    The carbon rails of my Thoork carbon saddle fit my Thomson seatpost perfectly if you need a suggestion!
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    I have the same saddle - best one out there.

    I think you can get a different clamp to fit those rails. Most rails are round. Selle seem to use oval rails on their saddles.
  • passout
    passout Posts: 4,425
    I've got one of those saddles in my shed - rode it once and didn't like it much. Might try again over a longer distance. Do you guys find them comfortable?
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • dbg
    dbg Posts: 846
    You sure you can't get a different height clamp? I had the same prob with my Ritchey Stubbie clamp this week and ordered a different height clamp from Wiggle, job done.
  • magliaceleste
    magliaceleste Posts: 748
    edited March 2010
    I've had a white one (edit: Kit Carbinio flow) for 3 years now. Best saddle I've ever owned, even for 6 hour rides. Of course fit is a personal thing (Toupes, Ariones tried 'em all, didn't work for me).
  • I've been using the Selle Italia SLR Team Edition with carbon rails on my R3 mated to a 3T
    Doric and it's a joy to ride - photo below. Fits this post no problem, thinking about swapping
    post to the Dorico (with set back) when available.

    Also have a standard Selle Italia SLR on my new S1 which has yet to be ridden in anger.

    Good saddles !

    cerveloforumphoto10.jpg
    Sunday Best : Cervélo R3 / SRAM Red / 3T / Fulcrum Racing Zero tubeless
    Everyday : Cervélo S1 / SRAM Force / 3T / Fulcrum Racing One tubeless
    Winter : Kinesis TK2 / SRAM Force / 3T / Fulcrum Racing 3 + full guards...
  • greeny12
    greeny12 Posts: 759
    I've got the SLR Gel Flow in the white Team Edition colours - the difference in comfort with anything I've tried previously (Toupe gel especially) is night and day...
    My cycle racing blog: http://cyclingapprentice.wordpress.com/

    If you live in or near Sussex, check this out:
    http://ontherivet.ning.com/
  • CarbonCopy
    CarbonCopy Posts: 492
    dbg wrote:
    You sure you can't get a different height clamp? I had the same prob with my Ritchey Stubbie clamp this week and ordered a different height clamp from Wiggle, job done.[/quote
    Thanks for that tip.you`ve just made my weekend :D
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    passout wrote:
    I've got one of those saddles in my shed - rode it once and didn't like it much. Might try again over a longer distance. Do you guys find them comfortable?


    No - they are really uncomfortable. You should sell yours to me! Especially if you're not using it!
  • cyclingpunk
    cyclingpunk Posts: 368
    Is this the Kit Carbonio 125g? I have one and it is literally a pain in the ass. I also have a gel flite which is much more comfy (I have 0 fat on my ass) Neither however fit my Madone very well. :cry:
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,520
    I've had my sit bones measured, bit of a gimmick maybe and i was advised a size of 143mm for a toupe, basically a medium. Really like the look of selle italia saddles and can tell by the shape that my backside would like them to. The width sizes of the flite, SLR and SLC range from 135mm-131mm, does any1 know if that's too small for me? Also, bit of a stupid question but which is likely to be most comfortable, Flite, SLR, SLC? Thanks.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Salsa
    Salsa Posts: 753
    I have a Ritchey WCS 1 bolt seat post, this uses the same type of clamp as your Super Logic I think ? Single bolt ?
    Bought a new full carbon saddle the other day (Token 9mm rails) & as you found the rails were too big to fit.
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Ritch ... 360043169/

    With one of these bigger clamps I got it too fit!
  • kfinlay
    kfinlay Posts: 763
    seanoconn wrote:
    I've had my sit bones measured, bit of a gimmick maybe and i was advised a size of 143mm for a toupe, basically a medium. Really like the look of selle italia saddles and can tell by the shape that my backside would like them to. The width sizes of the flite, SLR and SLC range from 135mm-131mm, does any1 know if that's too small for me? Also, bit of a stupid question but which is likely to be most comfortable, Flite, SLR, SLC? Thanks.

    I would consider a Selle Italia MAX saddle - they do different ones including the Flite and the Max versions are about 150 wide whereas the others are typically 130ish. If it says Gel Flow in the title then it has a cut out otherwise no cutout. I've just ordered a Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow Team and so hope it's comfy as I've been looking for the ideal saddle since September and get a lot of pain after about 90mins to 2 hours (Charge Spoon best so far and a toupe lasted just 45 mins :( even after several trips )
    Kev

    Summer Bike: Colnago C60
    Winter Bike: Vitus Alios
    MTB: 1997 GT Karakorum
  • relanium
    relanium Posts: 487
    What's the difference between the "SLR Kit Carbonio Saddle" and the "SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle" are they both exactly the same or is one more comfortable?
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    relanium wrote:
    What's the difference between the "SLR Kit Carbonio Saddle" and the "SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle" are they both exactly the same or is one more comfortable?

    One (the flow) has the hole cut out in it to relieve the pressure on your 'boys' a little.

    Personal preference really.
  • CarbonCopy
    CarbonCopy Posts: 492
    Salsa thanks for the info on the clamp,here is a snap shot of the saddle fitted.
    p4pb4729269.jpg
  • greeny12
    greeny12 Posts: 759
    seanoconn wrote:
    I've had my sit bones measured, bit of a gimmick maybe and i was advised a size of 143mm for a toupe, basically a medium. Really like the look of selle italia saddles and can tell by the shape that my backside would like them to. The width sizes of the flite, SLR and SLC range from 135mm-131mm, does any1 know if that's too small for me? Also, bit of a stupid question but which is likely to be most comfortable, Flite, SLR, SLC? Thanks.

    I was BG measured for a 143 Toupe and my SLR Gel Flow fits lovely if that's any help...
    My cycle racing blog: http://cyclingapprentice.wordpress.com/

    If you live in or near Sussex, check this out:
    http://ontherivet.ning.com/
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,520
    Yeah that does help. Now i have a good excuse to feed my buying bike bits addiction, Thanks greeny.

    And thank you finlay.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    Hi,
    I'm looking to replace my saddle but have zero experience.
    I have a Specialized carbon wrap seat post, 2 bolt clamp, 27.2mm. Will a Selle Italia SLR fit on the post, please?

    Ta,
    Steve
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • relanium
    relanium Posts: 487
    Ive just bought a "Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow" I hope they are as good as what people are saying :D