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Selle Italia SLR Boost TM saddle review

A firm, racy saddle

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £130.00 RRP
Road bike saddle from Selle Italia

Our review

Selle's flaghsip saddle is supportive and has uncompromisingly racy roots, in a little shorter and wider offering
Pros: Typical SLR looks, effective performance
Cons: Its firm feel isn’t for everyone
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Since its introduction, the SLR has been Selle Italia’s flagship performance saddle. Its original classic shape remains among an extensive line up of SLRs, which cater to many types of rider and riding style.

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This new SLR Boost TM remains close to that original concept, but embraces shorter dimensions to create this 250mm x 145mm saddle.

Available in this L1 fit, or S1 – according to Selle Italia’s ID Match system – it has manganese rails that are isolated from the nylon shell by a rubber pad at the nose.

The saddle’s main feature is its full-length central channel, which is up to 36mm wide, but only 2mm deep.

Its base is essentially a textured cover applied directly to the shell with virtually no cushioning effect, but at each side the dense padding gets thicker towards your sit bones and provides effective comfort.

There’s no doubt this is a firmer perch than some, but its sculpted shape positions you well, and feels very supportive, with no need to move around.

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In a tuck, the flat, wide nose isn’t intrusive and that shallow pressure-relief channel does work far better than you’d expect, keeping the SLR Boost true to its uncompromisingly racy roots.

Product Specifications


Price br_price, 5, 3, Price, GBP £130.00
Weight br_weight, 5, 6, Weight, 235g (145mm), Array, g
Brand br_brand, 5, 10, Brand, Selle italia


Features br_Features, 11, 0, Features, Rails: Manganese
Available widths br_availableWidths, 11, 0, Available widths, 145mm
Gender br_gender, 11, 0, Gender, Men's
Length br_length, 11, 0, Length, 250mm