Bicycle Saddlery

Bicycle Saddles Examined and Explained

Selle Italia Saddles

The saddles made by Selle Italia are created with the aim of providing quality saddles for every type of cyclist no matter whether they are a champion or leisure cyclist. The progress of the bicycle industry since 1897, the year the company was established, is marked by the progress of the Selle Italia saddles. All innovations that have been introduced to improve the quality of the riding conditions of the cyclist have gone into various saddles in the Selle Italia range.

Recent notable innovations in the line include the Turbo, an anatomical saddle that was new to the world of cycling, the Flite saddle range that introduced the super lightweight saddles with sub-200g achieved, the Trans Am saddle with the cut-out piece in the center, the SLR saddle, the Gel Flow range that combined the cut-out of the Trans Am with the comfort of gel.

The various improvements and ideas that have been put to use with the successive lines of Selle Italia saddles can be seen in the large range that has become available. New rail ideas such as the Monolink rail and improvements to the use of carbon with the CX line of saddles play a big part in making these saddles highly prized by serious cyclists.

Listed below is a selection of Selle Italia saddles that are currently commonly available to buy and are popularly used by bicycling enthusiasts of all standards. The saddles have been listed under the category that the company has allocated for them to help you in making your decision. In order to find out the difference between certain saddles that are listed within the same category we invite you to select the saddle to find technical information and specifications as well as buying details.

Selle Italia Saddle Models – Information and Sales

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Road Saddles
  SLR Teckno
The Selle Italia Tekno saddle is one of the ultimate saddles when it comes to lightweight performance and fine lines.
  SLR Teckno Flow
The Selle Italia SLR Tekno Flow saddle is one of the ultimate saddles when it comes to lightweight performance and fine lines and has added the comfort feature of the cut-out section.
  SLR Flow
The Selle Italia SLR Flow saddle is a road saddle that not only looks good with a flat profile and a streamlined appearance but it is also a strong saddle.
  SLR Gel Flow
The Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow saddle is a sleek looking saddle that features the flat profile of the regular SLR but has been padded with the gel inserts.
  SLR Kit Carbonio
The Kit Carbonio is a sleek and lightweight model that uses the basic SLR design and makes it even lighter and stronger with the use of carbon rails.
  SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
The Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow saddle is light weight and reasonably well padded to ensure the seasoned cyclist will be more than comfortable.
  SLR Superflow
The Selle Italia SLR Superflow saddle takes the idea of a comfort cut-out to the extreme with perhaps the largest cut-out area possible in a saddle.
  SLR TT
The Selle Italia SLR TT saddle uses the standard SLR saddle shape complete with the semi-flat profile that many cyclists love.  The added feature comes from the tubular titanium rails.
  SLR Lady Flow
The Selle Italia SLR Lady Flow saddle provides the female competitive riders with a high-performance saddle that is shaped specifically for the female form.
  SLR Diva Gel Flow
The Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow saddle has taken the popular Lady Flow saddle and made it a little more streamlined in a bid to avoid the possibility of chafing and rubbing.
  SLR Team Edition
The Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddle is the saddle design that is used by the many pro teams that are sponsored by Selle Italia.
Flite
  Flite Team Edition
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.
  Flite Gel Flow
The Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle is a particularly popular model in the Selle Italia line and silicone gel inserts have been strategically placed around the cut-out section.
  Max Flite Gel Flow
The Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow saddle takes the original Flite design and gives it some added width and padding to create a mid-weighted saddle that will provide comfortable riding over an extended period.
  Turbomatic
The Selle Italia Turbomatic saddle has been brought back the saddle that was wildly popular when it was first released in 1980.
  Turbomatic Team Edition
The Team Edition features the design and shape of the Turbomatic over oval shaped carbon rails and a two toned black and white cover.
Turbomatic Gel
  Turbomatic Gel Flow
The Selle Italia Turbomatic Gel Flow saddle takes the original Turbomatic design and has added gel inserts to dampen the vibrations and then cut a hole out of the middle.
  C2 Gel Flow
The Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow saddle provides the rider with a versatile saddle that will perform well on the road and over rough terrain.
  Q-Bik
The Selle Italia Q-Bik saddle has been designed to provide added support and comfort towards the back of the saddle. It is a suitable saddle for use on roads and off-road and will be perfect for the medium length rides.
  Q-Bik Flow
The Selle Italia Q-Bik Flow saddle takes the original Q-Bik design and adds an anatomical relief cut-out for added comfort. The saddle is perfect for the rider who is planning to road both on road and off and tends to do their riding over the medium to longer distances.
MTB Saddles
  SL XC
The Selle Italia SL XC saddle is one of the lightest MTB saddles that is available and when compared to similar types of saddles scores very well in terms of comfort and flexibility too.
  SL XC Flow
The Selle Italia SL XC Flow saddle provides the cut-out section from the original SL XC design to make this a MTB saddle that is one of the most comfortable saddles possible.
Triathlon Saddles
  SLR Tri Gel
The Selle Italia SLR Tri Gel saddle has taken over from the SLR T1 Gel in the Triathlon saddle line up. It has been given a few extra features.