This Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow Saddle with Oval Rails is no longer available although you may find similar or newer versions below:
zoom Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow Saddle with Oval Rails
Legends are left untouched at most they are refined. The first of the 'lightweights', and among the most appreciated worldwide, it is now offered in its renewed guise, while preserving its comfort, seating and unmistakable shape.
|Rail Material:||Ti 316 Tube|
Now with Gel Flow cutout for improved blood flow in the seat area, this cutout helps alleviate the numbness that can often happen on longer rides.
Performance saddles are narrower than the models designed for shorter ride comfort. They're intended for riders who have a committed riding style with weight on hands and feet so they're narrower and lighter. High tech padding materials and flexible body designs keep your pressure points comfortable and lightweight chassis components keep the weight down. Most have some kind of ergonomic design to reduce pressure on nerves and allow unrestriced blood flow to your sensitive areas. Womens models have a wider design to suit their naturally wider pelvis. Saddle widths vary across the ranges from narrow (upto 130mm), medium (upto 138mm) to wide (upto 146mm). Narrower saddles are the popular choice for longer distance riders as they do not cause the hips to be placed in an unnatural position. Wider saddles will often feel comfortable initially due to their greater surface area but then progressively decrease in comfort as the miles increase, the correct choice of saddle is a case of getting the balance between initial comfort and overall comfort.
Selle Italia is the ultimate saddle producer in the world. Suppliers of saddles since 1897 to the first cyclists, then to most of the biggest and best known champions, Selle Italia consistently produces outstanding products. The Turbo, the Flite, SLR and more recently the CX range have offered such design quality and comfort the names are a legend in their own right. Within extensive range is a model specifically suited to every cyclist by virtue of the rail, suspension, shape and padding technology.
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The latest incarnation of the Flite saddle might look a little different to the original, but it still combines a reasonably light weight with huge comfort, which is what has made it so popular over more than a decade.
The slender body and narrow nose provide ample support without being too bulky, and there's enough length to allow you to shift your position when you need to ease aching muscles.
A little ﬂex in the shell takes the sting out of potholes, while elastomers at the ends of the rails provide more absorption. The real star, though, is the silicone gel used in the upper – it moulds to your body to provide cushioning from vibration.
We found the anatomical cutout really comfy, although, if you're not a fan of holey saddles, more traditional designs are available.
Titanium alloy rails help keep the weight down – ours was 244g, which might not be ultra-light, but for this level of comfort it's impressive.
An updated classic that still provides a ton of comfort
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