Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Pros:

  • Rigid
  • Relatively comfortable

Cons:

  • Price

Product:

Selle Italia SLR Tekno Flow Saddle

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£317.99

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There must be something wrong with the world when a 110g carbon saddle can be considered comfy.

But after a lengthy test of the ID Match fit system from Selle Italia, it’s definitely come up trumps. The minimal padding is just enough and importantly works with my shape and short padding, as does the ‘Flow’ cut-out.

 

Verdict

Naturally, there are some compromises necessary for the super rigid full-carbon, braided rail SLR saddle, but for a full-on race bike it’s almost perfect – only the hefty price tag stops it getting full marks.

Full Specification

Supplier:
www.chickencycles.co.uk

  • Biker Mike

    I have had a Most Carbon Saddle for my Pinarello Dogma for about three months now. It is surprisingly comfortable, in spite of being so hard. I rode a Brooks Sprinter saddle for years in my teens, (sixty years ago) with no problems.

    The only problem I find with the Carbon Saddle is, that in winter it remains cold all the time I am riding.

  • ted hutton

    How about an original Selle italia turbo saddle or better still a Brooks b 17

    once you had got it to your shape comfortable all day long EW HUTTON

  • Ken Evans

    “Under Spray” can be a problem with cut-out saddles. UK riders beware. CW: a mudguard test / review would be more appropriate, with the recent rain !

  • c.beardsley

    Did your tester ride this in wet weather? Doesn’t look a good bet to me, especially with the winter we’re having right now!