SP-01 Boost Saddle
In order to accommodate the rising popularity of shorter saddles, Selle Italia brings a compact shape and a rounded nose to their Special Performance lineup with the SP-01 Boost Saddle. The concept behind compact saddles is to reduce pressure on soft tissue when you're in a more aggressive aero ride position, as well as increasing clearance for your quads and hamstrings while pedaling in this position. They've been popular in time trails and triathlons for years, but have crossed over into more general road use recently as riders who prefer an aggressive position seek to improve comfort on the bike.
The SP-01 Boost combines this compact shape with a futuristic design consisting of an adaptive rear frame that allows independent flexing of the left and right sides of the saddle. The idea behind this design is that the "suspension link movement" effectively supports the movement of your hips to improve comfort as you're spinning, all without compromising your stability during more intense pedaling efforts. Selle Italia pairs this technology with a large center cutout that helps reduce numbness and pain by relieving pressure in the perineal area during long days of racking up miles on the road or trail.
The SP-01 Boost uses Ti 316 rails made from a blend of titanium and stainless steel that provides some shock-absorption over rough terrain while increasing strength and reducing weight compared to traditional rails. The carbon and nylon blend that comprises the shell also helps to keep the weight down while offering a supportive platform for hard pedaling. The saddle is available in two sizes to support a wider range of sit bone widths, and uses a sturdy Fibra-Tek microfiber cover that resists tearing and abrasion for long-term durability.
- Compact saddle with a unique flex-engineered design
- Compact shape improves comfort in an aggressive riding position
- Tail flexes independently to support hip movement while pedaling
- Ti 316 rails shed weight while increasing durability
- Large center cutout relieves perineal pressure on long rides
- Carbon-reinforced shell supports hard pedaling efforts
- Tough microfiber cover is built to last