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Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle

The Selle Italia Flite Team Edition saddle takes the basic design of the standard Flite saddle and has placed the distinctive white with the red stripe running through it. It is a saddle that is favored by many of the sponsored professional cyclists throughout the world and it is also available for the average cyclist in the street.

The rails are titanium alloy tubes and are ovalized in shape measuring 7mm wide and 8.5mm in height. they provide the rider with added shock absorbancy. The saddle shell is the Selle Italia 10% carbon composite which combines a firm seat with some flexibility to provide the legs with the expected movement and power creation capabilities.

This is the saddle you might feel like getting to emulate any of your favorite cyclists knowing that the saddle has been made durable and comfortable for the long days in the saddle.

Buy A Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle



Selle Italia Flite TT Pro Team Edition Triathlon
Selle Italia Flite TT Pro Team Edition Triathlon
$35.00
Time Remaining: 21d 21h 55m
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Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle 2
Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle 2
$55.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 26m
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Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle 1
Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle 1
$55.00
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Selle Italia FLITE Ti316 Team Edition Bike Bicycle Cycling Saddle Seat Black
Selle Italia FLITE Ti316 Team Edition Bike Bicycle Cycling Saddle Seat Black
$79.99
Time Remaining: 12d 19h 17m
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Selle Italia FLITE TEAM EDITION CARBON Rail Saddle ITALY 2
Selle Italia FLITE TEAM EDITION CARBON Rail Saddle ITALY 2
$95.00
Time Remaining: 6h 21m

Selle Italia FLITE TEAM EDITION CARBON Rail Saddle ITALY 1
Selle Italia FLITE TEAM EDITION CARBON Rail Saddle ITALY 1
$90.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 26m
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Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle Features

• Weight: 200 grams
• 130 mm wide
• 280 mm long
• Tubular Titanium rails

The Selle Italia Flite saddle range includes the following popular models

Flite Team Edition • Flite Gel Flow • Flite Gel

Listed below is a selection of reviews that have been posted elsewhere online. These reviews should give you a taste of some of the strong points as well as some of the weaker with regard to this particular saddle.

5 Star Reviews

"When I took the saddle out of the packaging (surely some of the nicest out there – and its all recyclable) I was impressed by the Flite TE's light weight, looks and quality. Then when I did the mandatory 'thumb press test' I thought "Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?" because it only has a small amount of padding and very little flex.
But after 400kms I love it. When new, the TE is very flat across the top but it's already visibly shaping itself to my sit bones and is a massive improvement over the Bonty Race that it replaces (which had much more padding but a convex shape, and I found it really uncomfortable). The TE's leather is also very slippery which was a little disconcerting at first but lets you move around very easily once you get used to it.
My longest ride on it so far has been a 120km 'fun ride' in pouring rain and wind and I didn't notice any discomfort from the TE. I now see the stiffnes as a bonus because I can move back to the rear of the saddle and the firmness and thin profile allows you to move your power output to your core and pump out everything you still have left in your legs.
Yes, saddles are a very personal thing but I love the overall shape of the Flite TE, although maybe a Flite Gelflo would be better for the more recreational rider. On a final note, the TE has ovalised rails, which meant I had to replace my seatpost because the old clamp was a side-to-side closure and wouldn't fit 7mm oval rails - but it proved to be the perfect excuse to pick up a new 3T Doric post, which I also love!"
wiggle.co.uk

4 Star Reviews

"Had a touch of nostalgia so got one of these to replace a worn out SLR with the cutout as i used them when they were first released years ago. Once you've used the newer shape saddles, don't go back. Its nice but i get numbness where i shouldn't...will be going back to SLR with cutout."
wiggle.co.uk

1 Star Reviews

The saddle? It not like the old Flite titanium. The shape is different. It is very light; I weighed it in at 198 grams. It is well made and a nice looking saddle. But it is FIRM/HARD. Did a couple of rides to get the positioning right, then I did a four hour ride and a 3.5 hour ride. My backside had bruising on it. No joke! No give at all in the saddle. I had read that the firmness of the saddle helped on longer rides, but I knew this wasn’t for me.
Saddles are a personnel choice I know, but after how sore my butt was, comfort is now going to come before lightness and styling. So my super light carbon jobbie has a ten year old Flite titanium on it now. And my backside will be eternally grateful. I slapped a 20 year old San Marco Rolls saddle on my old bike. Now that was a saddle. A big heavy brute but a classic! I contacted Evans to see if I could return the Flite team edition saddle, which they let me do.
EvansCycles.com

Get more information about all of the Selle Italia saddles by visiting our Selle Italia Saddles page.