Item # SEL002Z
Selle Italia SLR Flow S Saddle $224.99
Ebb and flow.
Taking the shape of Selle Italia's most popular saddle, the SLR Flow S Saddle is ready to take on miles from cobbles to tarmac, and back again. Its crafted for average-sized cyclists, with a 131mm width that matches the SLR Tekno and Carbonio Flow, but at a price that's a bit more palatable, and with a little extra cushion for long and rough rides.
Starting with the 'Flow' designation, you'll notice that this saddle has a moderately sized cutout in order to relieve pressure on the perineal artery and adjacent soft tissue. As a result, that pressure is directed to your sit bones (ischial tuberosity), which are far more adept at supporting your body weight. Additionally, they're able to do so without causing numbness during long rides. This principle is further supported by the wide cut out, as it removes pressure from the pudendal nerve which can cause pain and numbness when continuous pressure is applied.
The SLR Flow S finds a balance in the padding department, with more than you'll find on the Tekno and Carbonio, but without going overboard to the realm of flexible cushion. We find its just enough to take the sting out of rougher roads, without going overboard. The dense padding is wrapped with non-abrasive Fibra-Tek for a clean finish, and it all sits on top of a carbon-reinfoced nylon shell that reinforces you with stiff support when you're hammering up steep climbs.
- Flow into the future with this sleek saddle
- Carbon-reinforced shell is light and stiff
- Added padding keeps you comfortable for the long grind
- TI 316 alloy rails compliment shell to bring weight down
- Medium 131mm width ideal for average-width sit bones
- Pronounced cutout relieves pressure as you ride