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Selle Italia Flite Saddle

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    Updated classic.

    The original Selle Italia Flite Saddle hit the market over two decades ago, winning over the hearts and bikes of cyclists everywhere. Since then, this saddle has been a go-to for riders looking for that perfect blend of performance and comfort. With the newest version of the Flite, Selle Italia throws in a couple of tweaks to improve the ride while keeping the classic features we all love.

    The Flite features a carbon-reinforced nylon base that provides support while also allowing just enough flex to smooth out road and trail vibrations. A slightly shorter length than previous Flights allows this saddle to cut a narrower nose profile for better leg clearance while maintaining a similar tail width to perch your sit bones on. With a quick-drying Lorica cover nestled over just the right amount of padding, the Selle Italia Flite Saddle will get you comfortably through everything from a short, flat criterium to a double century in the mountains.

    • Mid-width
    • Carbon-reinforced nylon composite shell
    • Lorica cover
    • TI 316 Tube titanium rails
    • Item #SEL0094

    Tech Specs

    carbon-reinforced nylon
    Seat Length
    275 mm
    Seat Width
    145 mm
    Claimed Weight
    220 g
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Flat saddles are for me

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Saddles are very personal, so this review reflects the conclusion of my search for a comfortable saddle. Over the past several years I purchased numerous high end saddles manuafactured by fizik, Sella SMP, Prologo, to name but a few. These saddles were excellent quality, however all but two of the saddles had the classic swoop up at the rear. When leveling the saddle front to back across the rear and the nose, I could never get comfortable, I always felt as if I was sliding down the slope created by the upward flare at the rear. To over come this I tilted the saddle nose up, obviously not a good idea, so as a last resort I purchased the Sella Italia Flight saddle. This saddle is flat front to back and side to side. I set it up level front to back and went for a 40 mile ride. The saddle is perfect, you can feel where you sit bones touch the saddle, relieving the pressure on you groin. You can also move around on the saddle easily, which is something I like to do. So overall and excellent saddle.

    Flite again!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    As other reviews mention, saddles are so personal, and after a 15 year break from the Flite, I tried it again. I've got about 400km in the few weeks that I've had it, and while different than the 1990's version, it fits me, and doesn't rub or chafe anywhere. I'm keeping it.

    Not Your Father's Flite Saddle

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Saddles are very personal, and people tend to stick with what they know ... and when things change it can cause some consternation.

    You can tell right away if a saddle is going to be wrong, and for me, the new Flite is about as wrong as it gets.

    This Flite saddle is quite literally not from the same mold as the original Flite introduced in 1990; and as far as I'm concerned, that's not a good thing. It's much flatter, both fore-aft and left-right, and for my butt, it just does not work.

    As long as I can find them, I'll stick with the reissued Flite 1990 version, or with the Fabric Scoop saddles, which is the closest modern saddle I've found with the classic Flite shape.

    3-stars because it's top quality, like most Selle Italia saddles (5-stars), but it's a torture device for my rear end (1-star).

    Fits perfectly!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I needed a wide, flat saddle to fit my wide, fat ass. This fits perfectly! I can ride for hours without even noticing it. What better endorsement for a saddle?