Selle Italia have been leading the way when it comes to saddle design for more than a century. Founded in the Italian village of Corsico, just outside Milan, Selle Italia’s first bike saddles were made in 1897 and the brand have been at the forefront ever since – leading the way with the world’s first fully anatomic saddle, super lightweight perches and cut-out designs.
But what about now? The Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow saddle is a prime example of the smart technology and innovation packed into the brand’s perches.
Selle Italia’s first lightweight saddle, the Flite, was the first of the lightweights in the industry when it launched in 1990. The precursor to today’s super-light offerings, it tipped the scales at less than 200g and boasted a slimmer profile to reduce friction surface. And a quarter of a century on the weight’s come down even more thanks to the launch of the SLR range – this iteration is 120g – and comfort has improved even further.