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.
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excellent product. unbeatable discount
The product is very good and serves it purpose.
A comfortable and light-weight saddle, this should be an oxy-moron ! but somehow Selle Italia have managed it. Maybe the shape just fits my arrse perfectly. Well done guys and a fantastic price.
description of item says carbon rails- this does not have carbon rails but manganese rails . A lot of products that planet x has does not have accurate descriptions of their items. 160 gram saddle.
Definitely was significantly smaller and lighter than my standard road bike. Take about a few days of long rides to used to (if you're not wearing padded cycling shorts) but once you get over that it's fantastic, and great value with the discounted price.
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.