These saddles are made exactly like the ones used by road pros as Cancellara, Vinokourouv, Savoldelli, Valverde, Schumacher and mountain bikers as Julien Absalon or Sabine Spitz,just to name but a few of the 600 pro riders that ride Selle Italia.
The saddle base has been modified for the specific use of the pro riders (slightly stiffer) while the padding used is the Perfect Fit, a special self-moulding foam that adapts to the body shape.
The LORICA cover guarantees a better waterproof resistance and higher durability; just what the pros need as they ride the same saddle sometimes up to 38.000 km / year.
About the Selle Italia brand
Selle Italia is the ultimate saddle producer in the world. Suppliers of saddles since 1897 to the first cyclists, then to most of the biggest and best known champions, Selle Italia consistently produces outstanding products. The Turbo, the Flite, SLR and more recently the CX range have offered such design quality and comfort the names are a legend in their own right. Within extensive range is a model specifically suited to every cyclist by virtue of the rail, suspension, shape and padding technology.
A light and aesthetically pleasing product with reasonable comfort considering how little bulk.it has in padding. Heavier than the manufacturers claim of 140 gram.
I actually weighed it at 145g and not the stated 140g but its probably +/- 10g anyway. Definitely worth the money - by far the cheapest price on the internet. I checked out 10 other sites. Even on expensive high end bikes saddles and wheels are at best average.