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Item # SEL000X

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The Flow part of the Selle Italia SLR Max Gel Flow Saddle is its most distinctive feature and will probably be its key selling point. If you want a saddle whose anatomic cutout alleviates pressure where you don't want it, then here you go. No one in the game does it as well or as dramatically as Selle Italia.

A bit of grippy material runs down the middle portions that remain in order to keep you from sliding about during long, in-the-saddle grinds. Gel padding keeps the contact with your sit bones soft but not bouncy. The shell's 10% carbon construction is stiff enough to support well, but elastomer inserts between the rails mean this won't translate to undo road noise coming up through your seatpost.

The Selle Italia SLR Max Gel Flow Saddle is available in the colors Black and White.

Tech Specs

carbon-reinforced nylon
TI 316
Seat Width:
145 mm
Actual Weight:
White, One Size: 242g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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5 5

Sublime. One of the Best!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Road saddles are *very* personal. Multiple variables affect saddle fit and comfort including individual physiology (e.g., sit bone width), fitness level, and BMI.

That said, this SLR Max Flow is a great saddle from arguably the most renowned saddle maker in the world (Selle Italia). The SLR Max Flow is a very high quality, very well made, thought out, and engineered saddle. Made in Italy.

The rails are now made of Ti 316 not "Vanox" (look closely at the photo). This is a lightweight titanium/stainless steel alloy.

The cutout decreases pressure on the perineum. This feature is *really* important for urological health and decreases numbing in the region (and interestingly all the way down the leg). Despite the Selle Italia website saying this saddle has "extra padding," I feel the seat is minimally padded and it feels rather firm at first. But then it disappears underneath you (because of the shaping and cutout) when riding.

FIT: I'm 5'9", 180 lbs. I think this 145 mm wide saddle should fit most reasonably fit, serious cyclists over ~5'7"-5'8" very well. More petite/fit riders may want to check out a 131 mm wide saddle from Selle Italia like the "SLR Flow."

Like many, I've purchased multiple 'pressure relief channel' saddles over the years in an almost endless search for ultimate saddle comfort. Saddles like Spesh "Romin," Selle SMP "Pro," and Fizik "Antares Versus X." They are all great saddles. But this Selle Italia "SLR Max Flow" is my favorite of the bunch. Your fit/experience may vary slightly.