Selle Italia SLR Boost TI 316 Saddle
Selle Italia offers a substantial collection of saddles, but for the last couple of decades the SLR-series have truly powered the race division. The SLR Boost series was developed for the perfect combination of comfort and performance, which has always distinguished the SLR nameplate, is further underlined by its compact shape and unprecedented lightness. For those who are looking for a contemporary, short nose saddle design without a cutout or overly specific or expensive design, the SLR Boost Ti 316. The short, or compact, saddle concept delivers a more consistent seating zone with better support and pedaling platform that ensures power transfer throughout the pedal stroke when in an aggressive cycling posture. The design discourages much fore-aft movement, keeping the cyclist in a limited, but optimal pedaling position. The shape lifts the sit bones and allows the leg a clean path down to the pedals. Is it the right design for every cyclist? Of course not, but it does appeal to a great many riders who are looking for these features. Most short nose saddle designs are installed with a very slight nose-down angle, again favoring the rider position, but that will be a bike fit and personal oriented choice.
The build of the saddle starts with Selle Italia's proven Nylon/Carbon composite shell. It is designed for strength and lightweight, with very good stiffness and the ability to break it in slightly. It is resilient over time, maintaining it's form. The cover is also a staple, the FIbra-Tek synthetic leather that is weather and sweat resistant, but durable to long-term use. Micro-perforations help keep it cooler, drier, and sustainable over time. The round, tubular Titanium 316 rails are light and strong, with natural properties that defeat vibration and mitigate impacts.
If you are familiar with the Selle Italia idmatch fit system, the SLR Boost TI 316 Saddle is available in two widths, and the 130mm wide Small is and S1, while the 145mm wide Large is an L1. Both have a 248mm length. The design is recommended for cyclists with low pelvic rotation (aggressive cycling posture), with the Small favoring those with narrow sitbone shape, while the Large favors a wider sitbone shape.
- Short nose race saddle model ideal for durable performance and support in aggressive riding posture
- Slight central recession reduces contact with sensitive tissues and nerves
- Fibra-Tek cover is durable, won't absorb water, perforated to reduce heat
- Lightweight, resilient shell made with carbon composite and high grade nylon polymer
- Rails: 7mm round, hollow Titanium 316
- Length: 248mm
- Widths: Small130mm x L 248mm, Large 145mm
- Selle Italia idmatch fit: Small S1, LargeL1
- Options: Small, Large
- Color: Black
- Weights: S 170g, L 175g (+/- 5 gram average)