Legends are left untouched...at most they are refined.
The Flite is one of the lightest saddles in the Selle Italia range and offers a renewed guise while preserving the same comfort, ride and feel of the previous Flites. The first of the 'lightweights' and among the most appreciated worldwide.
Use: Road / Off Road
Rail: Ti 316 Tube B Grade
Cover leather (Full grain)
Multi padding for optimum comfort
Buy Selle Italia Flite 1990 Saddle 2011 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by richiperla Selle italia una certezza
Ottima, ho usato questa sella negli anni 90 su mtb, grandissimo comfort, l' ho ricomprata per mtb
14 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous yummy
tryed the lightweight carbon railed wonder saddles but after 2 hours on the bike my culo was squealing..
this saddle after 2 hours riding is bliss. i am now replacing my flows with flites.
the original and i reckon the best!
12 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Still the best.
I have used this saddle since the 90's, and many others along the way. I will always go back to this one and have it on all my bikes, road, fixie and mountain.
30 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous A reference
I am reviewing not the normal Flite - I have the 1990 original Flite, the 1991 Kevlar sided Flite, the Flite Alpes - and....the Flite Evolution carbon!
My review is going towards the Evolution because, after good adjustments and precise height adjustment, this is for me, the most confortable Flite ever.
Saddles must have minimal padding, but they must be flexible. For instance, I have an original SLR Transam, wich has minimal padding and is a very confortable seat.
The Evolution, was a great surprise. It's a minimalistic saddle, with a thin shell made of carbon fibre and supported by titanium rails. The shell is so thin that flexes in the right places, being that the only place it does not flex at all is near the nose. All of this in conjunction with the titanium rails which absorbs very well the road irregularities, does provide a unique "saddle experience".
I use it for years in my road bike, no matter the type of riding I make - training, commuting ( without padded bib shorts ) , long or shorts distances, no numbness and everything in place and "healthy down there ". The "touch" for my seat bones is hard - remember, no padding - but the flex of the shell dows provide that " forget that the saddle is there " feeling.
Must be noted that my tires are also very supple - Veloflexes open tubulars - which helps for the overall confort on the bike.
Modern carbon fibre saddles are very stiff.
The Flite Evolution, is a far better "riding with confort experience" in a saddle that has years of advance to the other offerings and which has become a reference.
27 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous spot on
im with you beerbelly been riding mountainbikes for 20 years nothing better than a flite .
14 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous The Best Saddle and Nothing Else
Recently I purchased this from CRC which arrived in Singapore sooner than I expected. I mounted and took it for a ride. It felt exceptionally comfortable even for long rides. At one time my riding buddy wanted me to check out his Storck bike and so I did. So we swapped bikes for about 30 minutes and in the end of the test ride kept praising my saddle. Thanks to the 5 star rating given by truthful reviews. My choice was never wrong at all. Great one CRC!
01 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Best saddle ever
I've used Flites (basic ones not gel etc) for well over 12 years and I'm just needing to replace one of my two Flites not because it's uncomfortable but just because the nose is now torn!
31 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous The one option.
Just got a new one to replace/ supplement the old flite, now with 60.000 km on it. I would not consider another. (Road use for me )
06 October 2011