Daily Peloton – International Cycling

Daily Peloton – International Cycling News Selle Italia SLR Evolution & SLR Leather Saddles
Review by Gary Kristensen
Army Cycling Union

The SLR Evolution saddle is very light weight at 125 grammes. It is made from carbon fibre with titanium rails and has no padding at all! It is surprisingly comfortable to sit on and looks great in a carbon effect pattern, but functionally it is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard!

The reason for this is in the front or nose section of the saddle. It is as narrow as any other saddle I have tried, but is not
rounded off down the sides. This causes the edges to rub away the insides of your shorts at an alarming rate of knots! I
rode one for 3.5 hours and it had eaten through the first layer of my Lusso Aqua Repel bibtight crotch patch seemingly
with no effort!

A better option is the Selle Italia SLR Leather saddle. This is basically identical to the carbon bodied kit eater, but has a
svelte 10 grammes extra in the way of padding. The padding is thin but noticeable enough to be comfortable and it does
just enough to fend off the kit eating problem. The weight of this is a mere 135 grammes and it comes in black or black.

On a cost, you can pick up the SLR for about ?90, but you’ll be sending it back after the first ride, believe me. The
Leather SLR retails around the ?55 mark and is much better value for money.

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Gear List for me to look at and think about buying…
Shelter Integral Designs Sil Poncho: 10 oz.
Groundcloth Tyvek sheet (2′ x 8′): 6 oz.
Pack GVP G4: 12.5 oz.
Sleeping Bag Marmot Never Winter: 32 oz. (size long, 30?F down)
Stuff sacks (2) GoLite Pouch: 1.6 oz.
Pad Cascade Designs Z-Rest 3/4: 11.5 oz.
Stove SnowPeak Giga Power: 3 oz.
Fuel 1 butane/propane canister: 13.4 oz.
Cookware Snow Peak Mini Solo Cookset: 5 oz.
Headlamp Petzl Zipka: 3 oz.
Water treatment McNett AquaMira: 2 oz.
Camera 5 oz. disposable
Fleece hat GoLite Frost: 1.75 oz.
Gloves SealSkinz Waterproof Gloves: 3.5 oz.
Socks Smartwool Ultra Cushion Mini Crew: 1.75 oz.
Patagonia Capilene Liner Socks: 1.75 oz.
H2O Bladder Camelbak UnBottle: 7 oz.
Toothbrush and powder Generic toothbrush (cut in half) and EcoDent powder, 2 oz.
Utensil SnowPeak Titanium Spork: 0.6 oz.
Sunglasses Cebe Athlon: 1.5 oz.

7 lbs. 13 oz. (124.85 oz.)

Microfleece zip-T Sierra Designs Apex Zip Mock: 13 oz.
Long john bottoms Mountain Hardwear eXtend Tight: 8 oz.
Swim trunks Generic, 8 oz.
Fleece jacket Beyond Fleece B1 Jacket: 22.5 oz.
Synthetic fill vest Wild Things Primaloft Vest: 14.25 oz.

3 lbs. 15 oz. (62.75 oz.)

FOOD
Breakfast
Four 4-oz. packets instant mashed potatoes, 16 oz.
10 oz. hot cocoa, 10 oz.
Lunch
Five 3.5-oz. packets ramen noodle soup, 17.5 oz.

Snacks
18 oz. shelled pistachios, 16 oz.
14 oz. dried apricots, 14 oz.

Dinner
Four packets miso soup mix (2.5 oz. total), 2.5 oz.
Two 3-oz. packets vacuum-packed tuna, 6 oz.
3.66-oz. tin smoked mussels, 3.66 oz.
Two 4-oz. packets smoked salmon, 8 oz.
8-oz. packet stuffing mix, 8 oz.
5.9-oz. parmesan couscous, 5.9 oz.
5.6-oz. toasted pine nut couscous, 5.6 oz.
5.7-oz. mushroom risotto mix, 5.7 oz.
4 tea bags, 1 oz.

119.86 oz. = 7.49 lbs.

Total Pack Weight: 19 lbs., 3.6 oz. (307.6 oz.)

Trailwear
Rain hat Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero: 4.5 oz.
Long-sleeve synthetic shirt Mountain Hardwear Synergy Shirt: 6.75 oz.
Windshirt Polo RLX N2S Zip-T, 11.4 oz.
Long pants Patagonia Talus Pants: 10.5 oz.
Underwear Pearl Izumi X-Sensor Fitted Boxers: 1 oz.
Trail running shoes Hi-Tec Perpetua (size 13): 32 oz.

4 lbs. 2 oz. (66.15 oz.)

Total Trail Weight: 23 lbs., 5.6 oz.