Selle Italia Thoork Gel Flow saddle review

Selle Italia call this an'active saddle'. What that means in terms of design is that the Vanadium steel rails are mounted into elastomers rather than directly to the saddle's shell.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £86.99 RRP | USD $139.21
The Thoork is designed to adjust itself to your sitting position.

Our review

Comfortable on longer rides, and the active feel may suit you
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Selle Italia call this an ‘active saddle’. What that means in terms of design is that the Vanadium steel rails are mounted into elastomers rather than directly to the saddle’s shell. This allows a certain amount of rotational flex, and also provides a bit more suspension than a rigid-bodied saddle. The saddle is supposed to adjust itself to your seating position to relieve any pressure points.

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Certainly it’s a comfortable perch, though as always with saddles it’s difficult to know if that’s the technology doing its job, or simply that it’s a good fit for my behind. The flex is noticeable but not disconcerting, and the combination of the firm padding and elastomer suspension does a good job of smoothing out road shocks on longer rides. There’s a hole in the middle to ease pressure on your vitals, and you get a sort of seat condom to cover said hole on wet days. Its ability to adjust means it’s definitely one to try if for any reason you have an uneven pedalling style, or you tend to sit slightly askew on the bike – because of hip, ankle or knee problems, for example.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Thoork Flow Saddle
Brand Selle Italia

Weight (g) 220
Saddle Padding Gel inserts
Saddle Decoration Logo
Ergonomic Saddle Features Cut-Out Section
Saddle Cover Material Leather
Saddle Country of Origin Italy