Selle Italia provide bike seats for road cyclists, mountain bikers, commuters, as well as time trialists and track riders.
The range is vast and we couldn’t give you a breakdown of every model, but there are four key seats that see the most interest from female riders – these are the SLR Lady Flow, Diva Gel Flow, Lady Gel Flow and Kronos Tekno Flow.
SLR Lady Flow
This is a lightweight saddle that suits a rider who sits in an aggressive position – the oversized cut-out providing relief from soft tissue compression that is all too often a ride killer for women.
A fully female specific version of the men’s SLR flow, the silicone inserts around the cutout vary in thickness to provide extra comfort where it’s needed, and the overall weight is 187 grams.
This is the favourite road bike saddle of TWC’s current editor, Michelle – it took quite some time to hunt this one down, and she’s outlined the journey to finding ‘saddle perfection’ here. Of the SLR flow, she said: “I can ride all day, even all day every day of the week (IF my legs will allow!) in comfort on this saddle.”
The SLR is all about preventing soft tissue discomfort, and it probably won’t suit riders who adopt a more upright position – but that would more than likely be spotted in an ID Match fit examination before purchase, if you buy from a bricks and mortar dealer as opposed to online.