Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow Saddle $164.99
Finding the perfect saddle is an overwhelming experience, especially when a rock-hard racing saddle is too little, and most 'women's saddles' are little more than over-padded bar stools. For this very reason, Selle Italia created the Lady Gel Flow Saddle. Essentially, it strikes an ideal balance between the aforementioned extremes. So, whether you're happiest on winding roads or dusty singletrack, this saddle will be just right.
Comfort was the primary concern with the Lady Gel Flow, so Selle Italia employed a nylon base that blends support with a comfortable flex. Aiding in the comfort factor is the shape, which combines a generous 160mm tail width with a medium 262mm overall length. The result is a saddle that supports your sit bones, without being so wide that it gets in the way when you're pedaling. Furthering this theme of targeted support, a pressure relief channel runs down the middle in order to direct your body's weight to your sit bones. Why? Well, because the sit bones are far more adept than your soft tissues at supporting your body's weight.
For further comfort, Selle Italia incorporated a layer of gel underneath the hard-wearing Lorica cover. Basically, this protective buffer cancels out much of road vibration. But, unlike those terrible gel seat covers that you may have seen, the gel used here is thin. So, it provides plenty of support, even after long days in the saddle.
Supporting the entire saddle are Selle Italia's Manganese Tube rails. These rails are both strong and lightweight. So strong, in fact, that Selle Italia rates this saddle for off road use. And no matter where your ride takes you, the vibration absorbers in the aft of the saddle will take away the sting. So, you're able to ride this saddle pretty much anywhere, and it will be equally at home.
The Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow Saddle is available in a 160x262mm size and in the colors Black and White.
What community has to say
Love the wide rear to support sitting bones. However, the mid- nose was too wide for me and resulted in pain/pressure. Also, this is not a flat saddle- it has a raised rear. Look for side photos on other websites to get a real idea of the profile. Not the saddle for me, but I hear other women do like it.