SLR Lady Superflow Boost Saddle
When race day comes around, we find the squishy, overly frilly "women's specific" saddles to be an insult to our ability and needs. When we're hammering on the pedals above the black top or cobbles, we need support that meets our demands, and Selle Italia promises just that with the SLR Lady Superflow Boost Saddle. This race-ready saddle is built for those of us with rigorous performance demands, and tweaked ever so slightly to better fit our anatomy. The Superflow Boost is built with a light and stiff shell built to hold up to Gran Fondos, canyon sprints, and miles in the peloton when you're hungry for a podium, with just enough padding to keep your sit bones satisfied when you're working through the miles.
Selle employs a carbon fiber reinforced nylon shell in the Superflow Boost, landing at about a 30-70 ratio, respectively, which lands at a nice balance between weight, pliability, and responsiveness. This happy medium translates to just enough flex to create a hammock effect for comfort, while absorbing shock and jarring vibrations from imperfections in the road. The shell features a shorter length than Selle's men's line, landing at just 248mm as opposed to the 275 we typically see on men's saddles, better suiting our anatomy, while keeping width just about the same as the brand's men's saddles. The center cutout is also larger on the Women's specific Superflow Boost, designed to reduce pressure on the perineum and your most sensitive anatomy.
Diving further into anatomy, women's sit bones relax at a steeper angle, which often means we require a bit more padding against the point of our ischial bones. This is the exact reason why Selle equips the Lady Superflow with a touch more padding to take the sting out of the long miles, while still staying modest enough to not go overboard. The saddle sits atop TI 316 alloy rails, which complement the carbon reinforced shell to bring the claimed weight in at just 198-grams.
- A race-worthy saddle ready to roll on the blacktop
- Keep things light and stiff with carbon-reinforced shell
- Fight abrasion and hold up to water thanks to Fibra-Tek cover
- Large center cutout relieves pressure on sensitive zones
- A boost of padding takes the sting out of rubble and chatter
- Shave grams with TI 316 alloy rails
- 130mm width is ideal for average width sit bones