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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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Sublime. One of the Best!

  • Gender:Male
  • 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 perineal area (including the pudental nerve) is compressed for long periods of time; especially if you ride in an aggressive 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 not "Vanox" (look closely at the photo). This 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 5'9", 180 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."