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Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow Gravel Ti L Saddle

It is great to see components and accessories being developed for the gravel segment with sizing options, which does have some specific and special requirements. Outside of tires we can think of no other more crucial than saddles. Gravel requires a more consistently seated position (like pavement) than cyclocross or even XC mountain, but requires a pedaling platform that delivers both power and pure comfort over long hours on the roughest "roads". Lighter weight is still desired but balanced against comfort and protection. The SLR Boost Superflow Gravel Ti L Saddle surpasses the most advanced frontiers in terms of lightness and durability and is a great option for gravel riders looking for a wider, but compact length saddle who refuse to compromise on performance and comfort.

SLR, Selle Italia’s timeless “super light racing” group of saddles, is a longstanding benchmark of excellence, comfort, and lightness. The SLR Boost Gravel Superflow follows this tradition with features that make it ideally suited to gravel and offroad adventures. It is part of Selle Italia’s Performance group, for bike competitors who demand maximum quality and superior technology. This 209-gram saddle has lightweight but strong 7mm round Titanium 316 rails and a short, 248 mm nose for comfort, maneuverability, and optimal pedaling ergonomics. The SLR Boost Gravel Superflow also features a large central “Superflow” cut-out to relieve perineal pressure, a light gel padding for all-day vibration dampening, and a tough Fibra-tek cover in black with high-visibility reflective inserts. The L indicates the wider 145mm size. If you are familiar with the Selle Italia idmatch fit system, the L version of the SLR Boost Kit Carbonio Superflow is an L3 and recommended for cyclists with a "wider" intertrochanteric (sitbone gap) distance and high pelvic rotation, who develop high levels of pressure on the surface of the saddle.

Although using the incredibly effective gel material for the padding, the SLR Boost Superflow Gravel Ti still has a firm feel- not squishy or soft. It effectively reduces the effect of the continual small impacts and washboard terrain. This limits not only the immediate effects, but reduces the accumulated fatigue over the duration of the ride. Suffering is one thing, being able to sit on the saddle or at work the next day is another.

Details

  • SLR Superflow saddle optimized for gravel; lightweight, short length, with comfort/power
  • 7mm round Ti 316 rails allow for a little more give- comfort, and resilience over time
  • Superflow SLR shape, large cut-out and profile with carbon shell system
  • Fibra-Tek cover is durable, won't absorb water, perforated to reduce heat
  • Gel padding supplies comfort, forgiveness, reduce fatigue and discomfort all day
  • HiViz inserts offer reflective surfaces
  • Size L: 145mm wide, 248mm long
  • Selle Italia idmatch fit: L3
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 210 grams (actual, +/- 5 grams off listed 209g)
  • Made in Italy
$319.99