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Selle Italia SLR Superflow Saddle

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. This particular saddle is the next stop after trying out the SLR Flow for the rider who is desperately looking for a saddle that is going to relieve the pressure in the crotch region. The saddle takes the SLR shape and provides the rider with the same features as the standard SLR only with a large chunk of the center of the saddle missing.

The shell is a 30% carbon composite shell and has EVA padding to provide lightweight cushioned comfort and a full-grain leather cover. The rails are titanium for further weight reduction while maintaining great strength and reliability below.

The Selle Italia SLR Superflow saddle is flat in its profile from nose to tail and even though the removed area is quite extreme the saddle is still strong and reliable. As one might imagine the saddle provides a fair amount of flex which most will find adds to the comfort level.

Buy A Selle Italia SLR Superflow Saddle

Selle Italia Slr Superflow 130 Ti Saddle
Selle Italia Slr Superflow 130 Ti Saddle
$78.62
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 12m
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selle italia slr superflow saddle
selle italia slr superflow saddle
$100.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 40m
Selle Italia Slr Superflow 145 Ti Saddle L3
Selle Italia Slr Superflow 145 Ti Saddle L3
$129.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 26m
Saddle Seat Selle Italia SLR Superflow For Colnago Size L3 New
Saddle Seat Selle Italia SLR Superflow For Colnago Size L3 New
$125.00
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New Selle Italia SLR Superflow S Road Saddle Black 131 x 275 mm Ti Rail 189g
New Selle Italia SLR Superflow S Road Saddle Black 131 x 275 mm Ti Rail 189g
$147.95
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New Selle Italia SLR Superflow L Road Saddle Black 145 x 275 mm Ti Rail 195g
New Selle Italia SLR Superflow L Road Saddle Black 145 x 275 mm Ti Rail 195g
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Selle Italia SLR Superflow Saddle Features

• Weight: 190 grams
• 131 mm wide
• 275 mm long
• Titanium rails

Why Such A Huge Cut-Out?

The idea behind the “super” anatomic cut-out of the Superflow is to provide total comfort to the rider. This is the ideal scenario but by increasing the comfort of the saddle the company is also opening up the range of riders who will appreciate this model.

The big question is whether the Selle Italia SLR Superflow is comfortable. The question is an incredibly subjective one due to the fact that selecting saddles is a very personal choice. The question of comfort is going to vary greatly from one person to the next. Salient points to make are that the saddle is an SLR design and if you have found this design comfortable in the past you should have no problem with the Superflow. Additionally, the supersized cut-out piece means there will be no pressure on the perineum which will appeal to those who have problems in that area. It would then come down to whether you will have a problem sitting on a saddle with such a large proportion missing.

To get a good idea of the difference between the cut-out areas of the Superflow and the Gel Flow we have set the two saddles up side by side (Superflow on the left, Gel Flow on the right). Both saddles are the 130mm width models.

   

The Selle Italia SLR saddle range includes the following popular models

SLR Monolink Team Edition • SLR Superflow • SLR TeknoSLR Tekno Flow • SLR Monolink XC • SLR Monolink XC Flow • SLR Monolink Flow Team • SLR Kit Carbonio FlowSLR Kit CarbonioSLR TTSLR Flow • SLR Team Edition • SLR Flow Team Edition • SLR Lady FlowSLR Gel Flow

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