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I am asking for version without a cutout. The question is about the shell (not the padding) -- when you press with your hand in the middle of the saddle (from top to down, like you would sit on it) -- does the shell flex?

Please note, I am not asking about opinion/recommendation, just data about stiffness of this particular saddle.

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Yes I had a Selle Italia Flite Genuine Gel this summer and it was very stiff and rigid...it was wonderful.

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If you owned this saddle, you would know better than this. If you are making up answers, please move on. –  zenbike Oct 18 '12 at 16:18
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There is approximately 5mm of gel padding, over a reasonably flexible base on the Flite Gel. I would not consider it an especially rigid saddle.

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