The Novus L Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle may sit at the pointy end of Selle Italia's saddle lineup, price-wise, but its 146mm width means that its actual sit platform is plenty wide to accommodate cyclists with correspondingly wide sit bones. The gradual taper to the elongated nose and its low weight mean this broader version of the already-broad Novus platform is for the cyclist whose broad ambitions span punchy attacks and long, static grinds during solo moves in the no man's land between a chasing pack and the distant summit.
The saddle's rails are made from the same CarboKeramic composite featured throughout Selle Italia's line. Combined with the slight engineered flex of the body shell's carbon/nylon matrix, the CarboKeramic rails smooth out rough roads without creating a trampoline effect that leaves you bouncing too much to spin a proper cadence. The saddle also features the signature Selle Italia cut-out down the center, though it's not as pronounced as other models, so the channel edges are more like flat plateaus than sharp ridges. The channel is flanked with just enough padding to maintain comfort while still saving a claimed 30g over the Novus Flow L Team Edition.