Selle San Marco Rolls review

The Rolls is a classic that's been around for ages, and it's still with us for good reason

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £25.00 RRP
Selle San Marco Rolls

Our review

Weighty, but still a comfortable and long-lasting bargain classic
Skip to view product specifications

The Rolls is a classic that’s been around for ages, and it’s still with us for good reason. Despite the weight, the Rolls is one of the most comfortable saddles ever made, and once you’ve got one broken in you’ll realise just how comfortable a saddle can be.


The traditional tip of soaking the saddle with water before riding it for the first time has proven to be a bit of an old wives’ tale, but nonetheless there are die-hard Rolls riders who still swear by it. Steel rails, a nylon hull and a lightly padded leather cover are all simple but extremely good quality components that make up this classic into a dependable and highly durable saddle.


For some reason, Americans seem to like calling this saddle ‘Euro’ or even ‘very Euro’, which is all the more reason for using one. Our test saddle was the limited edition Union Jack version, but it’s also available in black.

Product Specifications


Name Rolls (08)
Brand Selle San Marco

Aeration System No
Width (mm) 160
Saddle Country of Origin Italy
Saddle Shaping Aerodynamic
Saddle Shell Material Nylon Reinforced
Saddle Cover Material Lorica Synthetic Leather
Saddle Rails Steel
Ergonomic Saddle Features Anatomically Formed
Saddle Padding High Dense Padding
Road/Performance Compatibility Sport
Available Colours Black
Weight (g) 360
Aerodynamic Yes
Simple Drawstring Saddle Fitting No
Saddle Zero Friction Sphere System No
Saddle Scuff Guards No
Saddle Moves With Pedalling Motion Yes
Rubberised Interface With Saddle Yes
Revised Decals No
Requires I-Beam Seatpost No
Cast Magnesium Rear Mounts No
Anti Compression Channel No
Saddle Width Availability 3 widths