In 1990, Selle Italia presented the original Flite saddle. Now, after three decades, the company has launched Flite Boost, billed as a state-of-the-art, high-performance saddle offering.
Used by pro cyclist champions, such as Marco Pantani and Philippe Gilbert, the Flite saddle by Selle Italia aims to fulfil three requirements of modern cycling: high performance, lightness and comfort. The company adds that the new Flite Boost is ‘a model that meets the demands of modern-day professional and amateur cyclists alike.’
Flite Boost has a signature short and compact shape, measuring 248mm in length, recalling the classic ‘T’ shape of all Flite saddles. The product, made entirely in Italy, debuted during the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships on the bike of the top rider, Mathieu Van der Poel.
‘Flite Boost retains the same style of previous models with the addition of greater comfort thanks to its compact and aerodynamic size. The saddle features the revamped Selle Italia logo on the edges.’
Available in three versions – with the rail in Kit Carbonio, TI316 or Manganese (TM) – and in the 4 idmatch sizes: S1/L1 (without central hole) and S3/L3 with Superflow central hole.
Flite Boost is also a lightweight saddle: the Kit Carbonio Superflow (S3) version weighs just 157g while the version without the central hole (S1) weighs 162g, gradually increasing to the version with the Manganese rail (TM) which weighs 243g in the L1 idmatch size.