Since riding the Specialized all winter and having got used to the feel of it one of the first things I noticed on riding the Felt again with the Selle Italia Flite saddle was how uncomfortable the saddle seemed. It was quite a bit narrower than I had become used to over the winter so I decided a change was called for.
After much browsing I chose a Selle Italia again as they have a leather seat but opted for the Selle Italia C2, it is a bit wider and flatter than the Selle Italia Flite. However its doesn’t come in yellow so a change was called for and a choice between white and black where the only options and I chose white. This of course then called for a change of handlebar tape to match. I chose the Fizik leather tape with the small perforations as this is a tape I have come to like. It seems to stay cleaner and can be wiped clean as well.
So this is the new look. It was a bit of a struggle to drag myself away from the yellow look but now I have done it I think I like it better. There is quite a bit of white on the frame although it might not show so much in this view. If you look back a couple of posts to the ‘New Shoes’ post you will be able to see the old saddle and the old look.
I have done a 50+ mile ride today and no discomfort at all so I did the right thing and no regrets. It was bitterly cold again today and it was back to the full length Bib tights again for me.