Race for the podium in comfort.
Whether you're training for Kona or, like us, aiming for age-group placings in local tri's, you know you owe a lot of success during the bike leg to the right equipment. Selle Italia has been around long enough to understand this, and its recent introduction of the Iron Flow L Saddle demonstrates this knowledge by applying the venerable brand's signature craftsmanship and attention to detail to a tri-specific line.
Selle Italia starts with Titanium 316 rails, which are second only to the Italian company's carbon rails in strength and lightness. This makes the Iron Flow L more wallet-friendly than the Iron Tekno Flow line without adding an anchor to the top of your seatpost.
A Fibra-Tek cover is stretched over the body, and a cutout in the saddle's nose improves circulation and relieves pressure. Not content with just offering a standard cutout, Selle Italia engineered rubber in a honeycomb pattern to fill the gap in order to manage airflow, helping to prevent chafing and drying your chamois well before T2. The saddle's general shape also addresses chafing, with the nose's vertical walls and a dramatically tapered shape providing more thigh clearance while pedaling.
The claimed weight of the Iron Flow is a low 265g, and Selle Italia's engineers were careful when adding extra padding to keep it that way. Despite its low weight, the saddle's rear platform is a generous 145mm wide and angled to tilt the hips forward for lower back support, additional pedaling leverage, and an easier ride while you're racing on aerobars.
The saddle tapers into aerodynamically-shaped CarboKeramic, Selle Italia's patented blend of carbon and ceramic-infused resin that keeps the saddle's overall weight low at 270g. If you've used Selle Italia's idmatch fit guide and need a saddle that accommodates wider sit bones, this is the Iron Flow model for you.