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Selle Italia Bicycle Saddles

Selle Italia bicycle saddles on this page: Turbo | XO Yellow | Flite Kevlar Ti | Oktavia Blue | ProLink Composite | ProLink Gel Ti | ProLink w/stainless rails | Signo Gel Flow Ti | SLK | SLR Ti | Trans Am X2 | Xeno Yellow | Trimatic saddle nose piece

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Selle Italia is a venerable company, having been started in the village of Corsico, just southwest of Milan, in 1897. The company's business was making leather saddles for everyday bicycles.

In 1967, the Bigolin family acquired the firm. The new company manager Giuseppe Bigolin moved the company from Milan to Bassano del Grappa, in the Veneto Region. He wanted his factory to be in Veneto, the heart of Italy's bicycle industry.
Bigolin had to start with the company's ancient saddle-making machinery and was able to produce only 30 or 40 saddles a day. Slowly he modernized the firm, making modern saddles with innovative designs.

In 1980 the company hit a home run with the Turbo. At the time, it seemed to be the most popular racing saddle on the market. Since then, the firm has gone from strength to strength, introducing the revolutionary Flite saddle. The company still works hard to stay on cycling's cutting edge

When Peloton magazine asked Bigolin which saddle he was most proud of, he answered, "Oh, that would be the Turbo. It just changed so many things. I’ll never forget, back in 1980, we signed a contract with Bernard Hinault. He had been riding a San Marco Concorde for the past five years. But I got him to come ride our saddles. It was a real coup for us and it proved to be one of our greatest successes. Looking back, I’m still really proud of that saddle. It was just so far ahead of its time."


Selle Italia Turbo. Used

Selle Italia introduced the Turbo in 1980, calling it the first completely anatomic saddle. The padding was thicker under the sit bones and thinner where it wasn't needed. Selle Italia called this "differential thickness". Revolutionary stuff in 1980.

We have three: #1 | #2 | #3

Here are pictures of the very famous Turbo saddle box.

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

Here's a bit of history. There was a time when every bike shop had these boxes on the shelves.

Selle Italia Turbo box

From another angle

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

The bottom of the box. Note, it is old enough to have a telex number. Until the rise of the fax machine, telex printers were how international companies corresponded.

Selle Italia Turbo #1. Used, $80.00

No "Turbo" printed in the front of the nose.

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

The classic

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

Side view

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

Top view

Selle Italia Turbo

And from behind

Selle Italia Turbo #2. Used, $80.00

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

Lovely condition

Selle Italia Turbo

Top view, from the other side

Selle Italia turbo

And from behind.

Selle Italia Turbo #3. Used, $80.00

Selle Italia Turbo saddle

The classic.

Selle italia saddles

The other side

Selle Italia saddle

And from behind


Selle Italia XO Yellow yellow saddle with hollow FeC (steel) rails. New, $40.00/each

The XO has a low profile and wider seating area. Using the time-proven Flex Control padding and differentiated thickness shell design, the XO offers comfort in critical areas.

Selle Italia XO saddle

A wider back area for comfort, but still a sleek looking saddle.

Selle Italia XO saddle

From the other side of the saddle

Selle Italia XO saddle

From behind.

Selle Italia XO saddle

Close-up of the hollow steel rails.

Selle Italia XO saddle

Looking underneath the saddle


Selle Italia Flite Kevlar w/Titanium rails. New, $200.00/each

Part# 40113

Selle Italia Flite Kevlar Ti saddle

The classic Flite saddle with Titanium rails and Kevlar edges.

Selle Italia Flite saddle

From the other side

Selle Italia Flite saddle

From above

Selle Italia Flite saddle

Here's the saddle flipped over.


Selle Italia Oktavia Genuine Gel Blue saddle. New, $100.00/each

Part# 40075

Oktavia is an innovative saddle featuring elastomer technology developed by Selle Italia. The rear “wing” suspension system included in the design of the saddle base ensures outstanding comfort. The elastomer laminated to the nylon base cushions the rider effectively and reduces road vibrations.

Selle Italia Oktavia saddle

Gel & suspension

Selle Italia Oktavia saddle

From the other side.

Selle Italia Oktavia saddle

From above.

Selle Italia Oktavia saddle

Flipped over, you can see the webbed base that helps make this saddle comfortable.

Selle Italia Oktavia saddle

The tubular Maganese steel rails are a cost-effective way of shaving weight off the saddle.


Selle Italia ProLink Composite saddles. New.

  • ProLink saddles have a shock-absorber system placed between the shell and the frame.
  • The frame is made of Carbon and Titanium, hence the "composite" name

We have this saddle in Blue | Yellow

Selle Italia ProLink Blue Composite saddle. New, $150.00/each

Part# 40196

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

With gel

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

From the other side.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

From above.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

The tricked-out composite frame

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Close-up of the rails.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Here's the box

Selle Italia ProLink Yellow Composite saddle. New, $150.00/each

Part# 40194

Selle Italia ProLink yellow saddle

With gel for even more comfort.

Selle Italia ProLink

From behind

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

From above

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

The tricked-out composite frame

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Close-up of the rails

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Here's its box.


Selle Italia ProLink Genuine Gel saddle w/Titanium rails. New, $200.00/each

Part# 40202

Selle Italia Pro Link saddle

A good-looking grey saddle that will go with just about any bike.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Here's the saddle turned around.

Selle Ialia ProLink saddle

From above.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

The saddle's underside

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Here's a close-up of the saddle rails.


Selle Italia ProLink saddle w/stainless steel rails. New, $95.00/each

Part# 40203

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Viewed from the front

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

The saddle turned around to show its other side

Selle Italia Pro Link saddle

Close-up, from behind.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

The saddle flipped over to show its underside.

Selle Italia ProLink saddle

Another view of the saddle's ProLink shock absorber system


Selle Italia Signo Gel Flow saddle w/Titanium rails. New, $215.00/each

Part# 40199

  • We have three in stock
  • Selle Italia Signo Gel Flow's Axial suspension system responds with your weight for controlled oscillation during the pedal stroke.
  • Gel Flow gel inserts under sit bones and around cutout
  • Leather top with carbon detail, axial suspension system

Selle Italia Signo Gel Flow saddle

New, in its factory box.

Selle Italia Signo saddle

Just the saddle

Selle Italia saddle

The saddle turned around to show its other side.

Selle Italia Signo saddle

From above.

Saelle Italia Signo Gel Ti

From underneath.

Selle Italia saddle

Here's a close-up of the saddle rails.


Selle Italia SLK saddle with Vanox steel rails. Lightly used, $75.00/each

Vanox is Selle Italia's trade name for the high-end Vanadium steel alloy they use on their saddle rails.

Selle Italia SLK saddle

Sharp-looking saddle

Selle Italia SLK saddle

It isn't new, as this scuffing shows.

Slle Italia SLX saddle

From above.

Selle Italia SLK saddle

The saddle flipped over.

Selle Italia SLK saddle

Close-up of the saddle rails


Selle Italia SLR saddle w/Titanium rails. New, $215.00/each

  • Selle Italia says this saddle weighs just 135 grams.
  • The rails are hollow Titanium.

We have this saddle in Black | Blue | Yellow

Selle Italia Black SLR Ti saddle. New, $215.00/each

Part# 40228

Selle Italia SLR saddle

New, in the box.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Out of the box

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Here's the saddle turned around to show its other side.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

From above.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

The saddle's underside

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Close-up of the rails

Selle Italia Blue SLR Ti saddle. New, $215.00/each

Part# 40227

Selle Italia SLR blue saddle

Slim and light.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Turned around to show its other side

Selle Italia SLR saddle

From above

Selle Italia SLR saddle

The saddle's underside

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Close-up of the hollow Titanium rails

Selle Italia Yellow SLR Ti saddle. New, $215.00/each

Part# 40226

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Here it is in its factory box.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Just the saddle.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Here's the saddle turned around to show its other side.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

From above.

Selle Italia SLR saddle

The saddle's underside

Selle Italia SLR saddle

Close-up of the tubular titanium rails


Selle Italia Trans Am X2 saddle. New, $65.00/each

Part# 40191

This saddle is new, but has been on a bike in the shop and possibly used in a fitting. The rails show some seat post scratches from having been mounted on a bike in our shop.

Selle Italia X2 TransAm saddle

From the side

Selle Italia Trans Am X2 saddle

Here's the other side of the saddle.

Selle Italia saddle

From above.

Selle Italia saddle

Close-up of the nose

Selle Italia Trans Am saddle

Here's the saddle flipped over.

Selle Italia Trans Am saddle

Close-up of the rails.


Selle Italia Yellow Xeno saddle. New, $40.00/each

This saddle was taken off a new bike.

Selle Italia Xeno saddle

From the side

Selle Italia Xeno saddle

Here is the other side of the saddle.

Selle Italia Xeno saddle

Close-up from above and behind.

Selle Italia Xeno saddle

From above.

Selle Italia Xeno saddle

Close-up of the saddle rails

Selle Italia saddle

A look underneath the saddle


SelleItalia Tri-Matic nose piece. New, $15.00/each

Selle Italia Trimatic nose piece

It's upside down here, but you get the idea.

Selle Italia Trimatic nose piece

A close-up

Selle Italia Trimatic saddle nose piece

This is how it actually sits on the bottom part of the saddle nose.