Selle Italia Flite Boost L Saddle
Fit is crucial to saddle comfort and overall performance and given individual anatomy is far from universal- you have many options in saddle designs, widths, and features. Not everyone requires a true center cutout for comfort, so the Flite Boost has a slightly indented relief zone instead, which exposes the actual shell while the padded zones sit on either side. The Flite Boost L (large) saddle has a listed weight of a reasonable 219 grams, which is a sweet spot for moderate width full featured endurance race model. The Flite saddle, which has always been built for the long haul in a build that is more substantial than the SLR series. That build and the history of the Flite design have ensured it is still a top seller decades down the road. The Flite Boost L resumes the classic “Flat” shape that has always distinguished the Flite family to guarantee, together with the modern, more compact shape and length (248mm), the demanded overall performance and maximum stability while pedaling. Road, gravel, cross, mountain, general purpose- the Flite can carry you through it all.
The Flite Boost has a full composite carbon shell, a light but dense foam cell padding for all-day vibration dampening, and the durable Fibra-tek synthetic cover in black. The L indicates the wider 145mm size. If you are familiar with the Selle Italia idmatch fit system, the L version of the Flite Boost Saddle is an L1 and recommended for cyclists have no need for an open central channel and feature a “Wide” intertrochanteric distance and low pelvic rotation. Many cyclists without a high pelvic rotation generally do not need to ease the pressure and friction that are created on the saddle.
If you are a long-time Flite rider who loves the flat and sturdy platform, but found the older narrow channel ineffective, the Boost version delivers you the comfort of lift, a stable platform, and control. The more compact length will keep you in the sweet spot with more comfort, and if you need to pull forward on the nose a little for a thigh burning pull, you can.
- Flite Boost saddle optimized for power off a flatter more substantial platform; lightweight, short length, comfort
- 7mm round Ti 316 rails allow for a little more give- comfort, and resilience over time
- Indented relief area (not an open channel) with Boost compact profile, exposed carbon composite shell system
- Fibra-Tek cover is durable, won't absorb water, perforated to reduce heat
- Foam padding supplies comfort, forgiveness, reduces fatigue and discomfort all day
- Size L: 145mm wide, 248mm long
- Selle Italia idmatch fit: L1
- Color: Black
- Weight: 219 grams
- Made in Italy