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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

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

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Avg. ride time: 3h per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

It does the bottom good!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First, let me say for the record, this saddle went on my mountain bike, not my road bike.

I have experienced numerous different saddles over the past fifteen years and none of them has been as comfortable as this one. I now have about 3,500 singletrack miles on this and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

I wasn't experiencing some of the anatomical abnormalities that move folks to buying this type of saddle. My search revolved around simply finding a more comfortable saddle. The sit bones and the manly stuff have cheered my selection and I'm just singing in the breeze now.

Thanks for the review Craig! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

Finally found a comfy saddle!

    Been through a half dozen saddles. Different issues with all but the biggest issue has been comfort and numbness.I am 6ft 195 and need a >143 size saddle. I noticed the relief immediately. A little firm but just enough padding anything less for a big guy would be like riding on a brick. Good weight as well...

    Avg. ride time: 5h 59m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Numb Cucumber Vanished

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I replaced my stock Oval saddle with this Selle Italia, and couldn't be more pleased. I typically ride 40-70 miles which is about 2.5 to 4 hours on the bike, and the Oval saddle would put me to sleep... if you know what I mean.

    I haven't had any issues since this purchase, and would highly recommend it to anyone experiencing numbing or tingling in their man bits.

    I am 6'2" and 190 as a reference point for fit.

    One of the best road saddles out there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    First, gentlemen, it is really important to protect the nerves and soft tissue around the perineum while riding 2-3 (or more) hours in the saddle. Numbness and urological problems can develop if the perineum (including the pudental nerve) is compressed for long periods of time (ouch!); which is what happens when roadies ride in the typical inclined forward position. Hence, "pressure relief channel" saddles such as this superb Selle Italia "SLR Max Flow."

    Yes, saddle choice is extremely personal. Variables such as specific anatomy (sit bone width), position on the bike, fitness level, and BMI result in... no size/model works best for everyone.

    That said, this SLR Max Flow is a great saddle for riders with ave (to ave+) hip width from arguably the most renowned road saddle maker in the world (Selle Italia). The SLR Max Flow is certainly a very high quality and well thought out saddle. Made in Italy.

    The rails are now made of Ti 316. Nice. Ti 316 is a lightweight titanium/stainless steel alloy.

    I found that the cutout on this saddle works *really well* to decrease pressure on the perineal area. Next: Despite the Selle Italia website saying this saddle has "extra padding," the seat is certainly not excessively padded. Indeed, it feels rather firm at first. But then feels very comfortable when riding (if it fits you) because of the proper shaping, and the fantastic cutout.

    FIT: I'm 5'10", 185 lbs. I think this 145 mm wide saddle should work well for most fit cyclists over ~5'8". More petite or super-fit riders may want to check out a 131 mm wide saddle from Selle Italia like the "SLR Flow."

    good review. ben hammerin out alot more miles than i used to( friends on strava induced) and sciatic nerve is acting up and my saddle is at least 10 yrs old. selle italia but older. dont know much about the perineum area but ill reading up on it. thx paul