Selle Italia SLR C59 sad­dle

£383.99, chick­en­cy­

Cyclist - - New Gear -

Mer­ckx, Moser, In­durain, Pan­tani – just some of the fa­mous pos­te­ri­ors that have sat atop a Selle Italia sad­dle over the years. Whether Marco or Mig would recog­nise the Selle Italia SLR C59 as a sad­dle, how­ever, is up for de­bate. At only 63g the self-pro­claimed ‘light­est ever’ sad­dle wouldn’t look out of place in an aero­space lab, and the pric­etag is as out of this world as the de­sign.

What does al­most £400 buy you? The SLR C59’s light­ness is achieved through a full car­bon con­struc­tion, with the car­bon rails blend­ing seam­lessly to cre­ate a one­piece look. Its waifish pro­por­tions are also helped by a com­plete lack of pad­ding, which will no doubt make this a pop­u­lar choice for the hill-climb­ing com­mu­nity (peo­ple who would gladly re­mort­gage the house to save a few grams).

Car­ried over from Selle Italia’s wider range of sad­dles is the Su­per­flow cutout – the cen­tral cut­away that aims to in­crease com­fort by re­liev­ing pres­sure from your more sen­si­tive ar­eas, hope­fully en­sur­ing the only place this sad­dle is go­ing to hurt is your wal­let.

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