Object of Desire: Selle Italia SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle

Cyclingnews takes a closer look at the all-new, ridiculously light yet fully functional carbon-fibre saddle from Selle Italia

What is a hands on review?
Selle Italia SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Early Verdict

Lightweight but not at the expense of function. A true work of art


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    Proven reputation

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    96g lightweight carbon construction

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    Stealthy, raw-cut carbon looks

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    Individually numbered, handmade

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    Rider-proven comfort and performance


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    Massive price

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Regular readers of the Object of Desire series will know carbon-fibre exotica gets our hearts racing here at Cyclingnews and we've featured some pretty amazing things over the past year - including the outrageously light 38g Gelu K-3 carbon saddle

What we've got here, however, is one of the world's lightest mainstream saddles, the Selle Italia SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle. Selle Italia is no stranger to crafting super-lightweight saddles. The Italian brand's SLR C59 and SP-01 Boost Tekno Superflow saddles are two of our favourites and, despite lacking any dedicated cushioning, the latter remains impressively comfortable - even on 100-mile rides.

View the SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle at Selle Italia

View the SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle at Selle Italia

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Aaron Borrill

Aaron was the Tech Editor Cyclingnews between July 2019 and June 2022. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his BA honours at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in journalism. Throughout this career, Aaron has spent almost two decades writing about bikes, cars, and anything else with wheels. Prior to joining the Cyclingnews team, his experience spanned a stint as Gear & Digital editor of Bicycling magazine, as well as a time at TopCar as Associate Editor. 

Now based in the UK's Surrey Hills, Aaron's life revolves around bikes. He's a competitive racer, Stravaholic, and Zwift enthusiast. He’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, completed the Haute Route Alps, and represented South Africa in the 2022 Zwift eSports World Championships.

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg

Rides: Cannondale SuperSlice Disc Di2 TT, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Rim, Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra Di2 Disc, Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB 

What is a hands on review?

'Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. It may be just a few moments, or a few hours. The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense of what it's like to use, even if it's only an embryonic view.