Item # SEL001S
Selle Italia Iron Tekno Flow L Saddle $449.99
They thought of everything.
Selle Italia brings decades of expertise making saddles by hand to the world of triathlon with its Iron Tekno Flow L Saddle. With eye-catching honeycomb flair and a hit of Italian tricolor, the Iron Tekno line offers triathletes an innovative, functional design that separates itself from the more traditional tri saddles on the market. If you've used Selle's idmatch fit guide and have found you need a saddle that accommodates wider sit bones, the wider Flow L design is the Iron Tekno model for you.
The patented construction process Selle Italia uses in its CarboKeramic rails involves fusing carbon fiber with a ceramic particle-infused resin, creating a material that Selle engineers credit with being both stronger and lighter than carbon alone. A Fibra-Tek cover is stretched over the saddle's full carbon body and light padding, the latter of which is strategically placed to add comfort without bulk.
Instead of just relying on materials for comfort, Selle shaped the saddle itself to provide more comfort in the places triathletes need it. The Tekno Flow features better clearance between the saddle and inner thighs to prevent chafing and a layer of honeycombed rubber between the rails to facilitate airflow and dry your chamois as quickly as possible out of T1.
Selle placed heavy emphasis on making sure the Iron Tekno line would be both efficient and comfortable for riders spending an extended amount of time on aerobars. At 145mm, the saddle's widest point has an upturned shape with padding to add support and keep hips rotated forward. The saddle tapers into an aerodynamically shaped nose, and the carbon construction helps keep the overall weight lower than most tri saddles at a claimed 210g.