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Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow Saddle

Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow Saddle

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Selle Italia's Max Flite Gel Flow Saddle features the classic race-winning shape of their Flite saddle, plus the comfort of a Flow cut-out and Max Gel silicone inserts for long-distance comfort.

10% carbon composite shell for strength in a lightweight package. High-quality leather cover. 146mm x 290mm long. Vanox rails. Black. 305 grams.

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Reviewed 4/16/2018
by Mark
Cycling Enthusiast
New York City
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I weigh 195lbs and for anything other than smooth road riding (gravelcross type riding) this saddle is very comfortable

The saddle definitely has flex built into it so if you are seeking a stiff(er) saddle to suit your stiff(er) framewheelset then this is not it. If however if you desire or need a responsive and supportive saddle that covers a variety of terrain like gravel or a rough daily commute (think NYCity roads) then this is a great choice. I have had 3 over the years. Great quality and feel too.

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Reviewed 4/20/2018
by SilVal biker
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Mountain View, CA
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Wider saddle for those that need it

It fits my sit bones. The Max doesn't have that much padding, a good thing. The shape is deceptive when setting the tilt, it will look very nose down while a flat plate on top of the saddle shows level. The saddle holds up for years without squeaks or broken rails.

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Reviewed 4/21/2018
by Ed
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Ft bragg North Carolina
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It is an Absolutely great saddle.

With the proper fitting I feel a lot more comfortable in this saddle and I can ride longer without major issues.

Grant support .

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Reviewed 4/5/2018
by D.K.
San Luis Obispo
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I am giving it four and not five stars as I havent ridden it quite long enough to fully evaluate it!

I am quite happy with this product and suspect that after another month or so it will have fully broken in my seat!

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Reviewed 6/28/2014
by imlaughlin
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Lincoln NE
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Width is 140mm, not 150mm

This is a great saddle in every way ... except is only 140mm, not the advertised 150mm. (I've measured it precisely with a mm ruler). Therefore, my sit bones straddle, not sit into the saddle. (By comparison, my Selle SLR measures its true 146mm.) What gives, Bike Tires Direct? Are there two widths for the Max Flight, and you happened to send me the narrow one?? Other than that, it is a great saddle in every way, especially with pelvis forward as on the drops or aerobars. If, indeed, I received a narrow version ... we need to make a trade for the advertised 150mm version.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments
We did have the wrong information in our description. I'm sorry about that and emailed to offer to get the saddle back. We checked our stock to measure what we received from Selle Italia. 4 randomly selected saddles from our inventory measure 145.5mm-146mm. We've updated our description to match the Selle Italia description. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Thomas BTD
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Reviewed 6/16/2014
by Olyguy
Olympia, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Most Comfortable Saddle

Bought the white saddle to go on my 2012 Trek Madone 4.5 road bike (it has a black, silver and white color scheme) and it is the best saddle for me after trying various Fizik models and other Selle Italia versions. I am 5'9, 160 lbs and this saddle though on the wide side fit comfortably for my sit bones. It is cushioned more than most saddles but still firm though I still ride with my padded cycling shorts. This is a well made seat with nice stitching and curves.

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Reviewed 6/9/2014
by MVDevilDog
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Mission Viejo, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So far so good!

I had been eyeing this saddle for about a year. Needed a saddle with a larger cutout than my current Prologo Naga Pas that came stock with my road bike. I am 6'4 215lbs. Have used this for about a month now. I am still getting used to it and have already been pleased with the comfort afforded my private parts. Build quality is outstanding.

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Reviewed 12/17/2014
by doug g
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Charlotte NC
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White finish peels off quickly-get the black one if you care about appearance

Not as comfortable for me as the SLR. The nose is very firm and doesn't get any softer with use, gel or no gel. I bought the white model, and the outermost layer began peeling off the friction points on my very first ride. Hope the mfr fixed that problem with better material, but since I don't see any other negative reviews maybe I was just unlucky. Anyhow, this saddle has been relegated to my bad-weather fixie and I won't buy any more white saddles. Reasonable value if discounted.

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Reviewed 6/19/2014
by oak
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Great design but again, too much padding for long rides

Too much padding for me. That doesn't mean it won't work for you, obviously. Just something to be aware of

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Reviewed 3/22/2014
by JackH
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Santa Rosa, Ca
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great saddle, very comfortable right out of the box.

Installed on my Trek Domane, after stock saddle rail broke. Trek makes great bikes, but can't say too much for their saddles, this Selle Italia is comfortable right out of the box, no break in period needed. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 9/12/2013
by Tippyd
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Washington DC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I have been thru 3 saddles. This by far is the best and most comfortable. The normal issues are long forgotten!

I highly recommend this saddle. I ride anywhere from 50 to 125 miles per week. The ergonomics has cured all that hurts after a long ride. I wish I had found this saddle 5 years ago! I doubt that I will be investing in another saddle anytime soon.

When I upgrade to my next investment this winter, a Colnago frameset, it will include this product. I am currently riding Bianchi, Campy Super Record, Campy Shamal etc.

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Reviewed 8/6/2013
by Bribiker
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Southern Utah
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome saddle. Durable and Comfortable

I bought it used and it cleaned up like it was brand new. Very comfortable. I have taken it on multiple rides including a fifty miler and no problems.

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Reviewed 4/15/2013
by scott
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san jose
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent, well made, comfortable saddle, especially for light people.

After trying about a dozen saddles, including the Fizik Aliante Versus, this seems to work best for me. The only things they can to to improve this saddle is to make it slightly narrower and the cover smooth.

I like the gel and the cut out a lot-the cut out is not too large.

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Reviewed 3/29/2013
by Don
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New Albany, ohio
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
One of the best saddles you can buy

If you are not worried about having the absolute lightest saddle on the block, then this could be a good choice. Gel padded in just the right places for long rides and looks good too. For me, would be better if slightly more narrow, but that is just my personal preference. High quality product.

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Reviewed 11/12/2012
by Anonymous
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Golden, CO
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Good comfort for longer rides

I replaced the Bontrager saddle on my Trek Madone with this Selle Italia Max Flite Gel, which is a bit wider but still maintains a racing shape. I've ridden it on several medium rides in the past six weeks, the longest being 100K. So far, so good. I didn't experience the need to stand out of the saddle every few minutes for the last third of the ride to give my backside a break. As a larger rider (6'3, 210 lbs) I find the extra width fits my anatomy better. The center groove saves the precious parts. I ride with a Specialized Toupe on my other bike and find this Selle to be more comfortable after two hours than the Specialized.

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Reviewed 11/5/2012
by Brobias
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Sherman, il
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Very comfortable for long rides

The seat is very comfortable and great on 50 plus mile rides. This replaced the seat on my new road bike.

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Reviewed 4/23/2018
by A. Nelson
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Tulsa, OK
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Great combination of comfort and performance!

I purchased this product to replace a Fizik Aliante R7. The Fizik, for me, was extremely firm and too narrow for me. After changing out to the Max Flite Gel Flow, I immediately noticed an increase in comfort and road dampening. When I did a little more aggressive riding and cranked up my output, the saddle felt really good without robbing me of any power output. While this saddle was a very good upgrade for me, unfortunately, it is still a bit narrow for my sit bones. As my quest continues, I will consider other Selle Italia products, or other products with this type of cushion and support. This product was of excellent quality and craftsmanship and I would highly recommend it, if it fits your body!!!

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Reviewed 4/5/2018
by lars
Cycling Enthusiast
Beaverton, Or
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A great fit

I tried different saddles for several years hunting for one that was comfortable. The Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow finally satisfied my needs. It is comfortable even on century rides and multi-day tours. I have this saddle on four different bikes and I ride a total of 10K miles per year.

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Reviewed 3/1/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Madison ct
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great saddle

Had it for about 6 years. Looks better with age and wear. I love it!

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Reviewed 6/29/2017
by Anonymous
Vancouver, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Comfortable for a beginners bottom

Purchased this saddle during my bike fit at the store after trying 6 others. This saddle has cured my sore bottom and numbness. Well worth the money!

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