Selle Italia SP01

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corky
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by corky

Anyone out ther tried any of the versions of this saddle. It’s been a year since it launched and there have been very few actual user reviews out there....... maybe the price has put everyone off?

I’m interested in how the shape feels, is it similar to an SLR.? Does the split rear actually make a difference to the pedalling dynamics?

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PinaF8
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by PinaF8

I have it and feels actually great. The flexibility of the design and the large cutout prevents bum soreness and relieves my perineum off of any pressure. Overall I love it.

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corky
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by corky

Thanks for the pics...... you forgot to mention that it looks good too......

How are the edges on that full carbon Model?...... I once had a SLR techno that had a full carbonshell and the edges were bib eaters.

Good to kno that you are happy with it.

PinaF8
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by PinaF8

The edges are rounded and I haven’t had any bib troubles and I’ve been using this saddle for about 8 months. The extra flexibility imo aids me during long climbs in the saddle.
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Wookski
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by Wookski

Looks heavy- what’s the weight of that thing?

PinaF8
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by PinaF8

Wookski wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:29 am
Looks heavy- what’s the weight of that thing?
158 grams
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Wookski
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by Wookski

PinaF8 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 am
Wookski wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:29 am
Looks heavy- what’s the weight of that thing?
158 grams
Thank you- that’s not too bad

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corky
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by corky

Just a shame it’s so expensive to experiment with

PinaF8
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by PinaF8

corky wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:45 am
Just a shame it’s so expensive to experiment with
Yes they are quite pricey and my suggestion is to get to know your local bike shop and hopefully get yourself a discount. Good luck!
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Ringo
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by Ringo

PinaF8 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 am
Wookski wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:29 am
Looks heavy- what’s the weight of that thing?
158 grams
Whaaaaaat?!
Selle Italia says it’s 120-125 gr.. that’s not good for 400€ saddle!
Also isn’t it energy waisting going uphills?

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by TobinHatesYou

Ringo wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 5:18 pm

Whaaaaaat?!
Selle Italia says it’s 120-125 gr.. that’s not good for 400€ saddle!
Also isn’t it energy waisting going uphills?
I would venture to guess the comfort gained from compliance vastly outweighs the hysteretic losses from the saddle flex.

johnrho
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by johnrho

It’s 130g for the small (not 120g as listed on Selle Italia’s site)Image


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by TobinHatesYou

My issue is the split design actually does very little to contribute to flex. Many saddles have built-in flex at the flares that are comparable.

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by PinaF8

Ringo wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 5:18 pm
PinaF8 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 am
Wookski wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:29 am
Looks heavy- what’s the weight of that thing?
158 grams
Whaaaaaat?!
Selle Italia says it’s 120-125 gr.. that’s not good for 400€ saddle!
Also isn’t it energy waisting going uphills?
I paid 180 euro but I didn’t realize it’s worth 400. Lol
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by Ringo

You re lucky then cause the lowest price is at wiggle (330€ not available) and goes 377€ to few other stores.
At 180€ I would buy it in a heartbeat!

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