Selle Italia’s Flite was revolutionary over a decade ago and it still cuts it today. This minimalist seat is one of the few iconic saddles – the long, slim, rounded top shape with flexible hull and titanium rails creates a comfortable perch.
The rounded nose and subtly upswept tail make it easy to move and find your sweet spot, and despite gel, carbon and cut-away versions being available, the original is still our (and countless old-school racers’) favourite. There’s a decent amount of fore/aft adjustment in the rails too. The only real drawback is vulnerability of the ‘naked’ leather upper, although Kevlar reinforced versions are available.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Flite|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Selle Italia|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 230|
|Colour||Colour, 2, 0, Colour, Black|
|Saddle Padding||Saddle Padding, 2, 0, Saddle Padding, Foam Hard|
|Saddle Decoration||Saddle Decoration, 2, 0, Saddle Decoration, Logo|
|Ergonomic Saddle Features||Ergonomic Saddle Features, 2, 0, Ergonomic Saddle Features, Anatomically Formed|
|Saddle Cover Material||Saddle Cover Material, 2, 0, Saddle Cover Material, Leather|
|Saddle Shaping||Saddle Shaping, 2, 0, Saddle Shaping, Aerodynamic|