Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle

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Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle
Sweet relief never looked or performed so well as the Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle. Handmade in Italy to the highest technological and aesthetic standards, you'll ride in comfort all day long courtesy of the saddle's anatomic EVA foam padding while the "Flow" cutaway ensures added relief for the most sensitive of areas. Its manganese rails are light and tough while the fiberglass reinforced shell provides the perfect amount of flex.
  • Center, anatomic cutout relieves pressure
  • Fiberglass shell and manganese rails are light and durable
  • Anatomic EVA foam padding ensures a comfortable ride
  • Microfiber cover balances softness and durability
  • Italian craftsmanship and aesthetics
Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle
  • WEIGHT 235 grams
  • COVER Microfiber
  • RAILS Manganese
  • DIMENSIONS 145mm x 275mm
  • Rating 4

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Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle
 
4.2

(based on 54 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Good padding (29)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Durable (14)
  • Dries quickly (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long rides (36)
  • All around (23)
  • Road racing (20)
  • Commuting (18)
  • Mountain biking (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (42), Casual/ recreational (9), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

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4.0

Definite keeper...

By JackieB

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Padding

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around
    • Commuting
    • Long Rides

    Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

    Had the Selle Italia Gel flow saddle which was much not expensive and loved it. Alas it was stolen along with the bike! New bike and now the Kit Carbonio. Very little difference in comfort. Selle Italia knows how to make a saddle. This one is flexible so i think the comfort stems from that. Padding is good. Shape is similar to the Gel Flow. Great saddle for the price.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great price on a fine light weight saddle.

    By AV Biker

    from High Desert California

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Good Padding
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

      I haven't had this seat long enough to speak to its durability. But I just used it on a century ride and it was fine. I started getting a bit antsy on the seat around 85 miles, but everything was antsy. I didn't have any numbness or actual pain spots at the conclusion. Got it because they no longer make the selle italia model I have on my other bike but this seemed closest. To a certain extent a seat like this may not suit a casual rider that hasn't gotten used to a lot of riding and the issues of having a "too soft" saddle that you roll around on. But for someone looking for a solid seat with reasonable padding, I think this fits the bill.

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      4.0

      Comfortable Saddle but,

      By CaMathis

      from Torrance, Ca.

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Padding
      • Looks Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides
        • Road Riding

        Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

        Comfortable Saddle

        I'm 6'1 and 175 to 180 lbs and most of my rides are 35 to 100 miles an outing. This is the 2nd Stelle Italia saddle I have used on my road bike. Both were great and comfortable for about 5k miles or 1 year. Then they need replacing. First was a gel model and it just started sagging in the center at the cutout. Replaced it with a lighter earlier Fi'zi;k Ardea Manganese. It was to narrow and hard and I went back to Selle Italia saddles. This Selle Italia SL started creaking after 9 months and 5000 miles. To keep the saddle quite, I lube the seat rails to the saddle with a Teflon wet lube, every 2 weeks or when I lube the chain.
        I really like the SL. it is comfortable and relieved numbness. The saddle has held up very well and is in great shape except for the creaking so I can only give it 4 stars.

        Shopping for a new saddle but may get the same one, hoping it will last longer and only if it is on sale.

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        5.0

        Light and Comfortable

        By Johnf

        from Venice, Fl.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Padding
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wider Than Most

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Long Rides
        • Road Racing

        Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

        Getting close to 60 and need a little more comfort. This seat has it and is light. Just did 42 miles and no numbness yet. I am 6,1" and 160. Seat might be a little wide for some. Great price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great saddle, great deal

        By Ollie

        from Andover, MA

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        Pros

        • Comfotable
        • Durable
        • Good Padding
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Leather

        Best Uses

        • All Around
        • Commuting
        • Long Rides

        Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

        Selle Italia saddles seem to fit my body much more than other brands, and are much more comfortable. I have used this saddle for 60 mile rides and never think about it, which is a good thing. Easy to slide forward and back as desired, no pressure points.

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        5.0

        Great saddle!

        By Russ

        from Louisville

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfort
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides

          Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

          I've been riding for 28 years, but never had a saddle designed for anatomical comfort. My first ride with this saddle was an 18 mile leisurely ride, and the saddle proved to be exactly what I was looking for - nice comfort.

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          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Ouch! had to return it

          By Beast from the East

          from Jacksonville, Florida

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Road Racing

            Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

            The saddle looks nice and lightweight, but it just didn't fit me. No matter how many adjustments I made, I always felt like I was sitting on a skinny metal beam. I think the measurements are wrong as it didn't feel like a 145mm wide saddle. I really liked the look of the saddle but I had to return it.

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            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!!!

            By AB1

            from Eastern Idaho

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Padding
            • Lightweight
            • Pure Love For Your Tail

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Around
              • Commuting
              • Long Rides
              • Road Racing

              Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

              I bought this seat to replace a Ritchie Brither's comp seat that I've had since I bought my carbon motobecane five years ago. Why I didn't replace it five years ago I'll never know. This is my first high end seat and it is a night and day difference between my old seat. I've only put 100 miles on the new saddle but have mug much less soreness after rides. I've done two 25-30 mile rides and didn't really notice it which was great. I'm doing a 50 this weekend but assume it will be great. I'm 6'4" and weigh 230lbs (athletic build) and it holds up just fine. The looks are great and I have had much less pressure on prostrate area which is great!!! For the Nashbar price for this saddle it is a no-brainer in my opinion.

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              2.0

              Not for me

              By The Hammer

              from St. Louis, Mo

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Comfortable
                • To Narrow

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

                  Seems well made but did not feel good from the start. Road 26 miles and it didn't get any better. Was standing toward the end to avoid sitting.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Horror turns to Happiness

                  By Bobbers

                  from W Granby CT

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                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Rides
                    • Long Rides
                    • Road Racing

                    Comments about Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow SE Saddle:

                    Terrified when I first saw it. I thought how can this be comfortable but I gave it a try and it is perfect. 5 Minutes on the bike and I forgot all about it. I've only ridden 250 miles on it but hope it lasts a couple thousand miles. I will buy this saddle again when it wears out.

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