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  • Saddle features a long-lasting, abrasion-resistant leather cover and soft, comfortable silicone gel inserts that have differentiated thicknesses around cutout
  • Large center cutout shifts rider's weight to optimize comfort, avoiding contact with the perineum and relieving pelvic pressure
  • 10% carbon composite strengthens the lightweight shell without compromising flexibility
  • Shock-absorbent elastomer inserts between rails and shell help dampen road shocks and vibration
  • Vanadium-titanium "Vanox" alloy rails are lighter than titanium and offer strong, sturdy performance
  • The Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow saddle is handmade in Italy


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Best Use Road Cycling
Saddle Type Performance
Cutout Seat Yes
Saddle Cover Material Leather
Cushioning Material Gel
Rail Material Vanox
Dimensions 11.4 x 5.9 inches
Weight 300 grams
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saddle I use my road bike to commute daily (30+ miles roundtrip) in almost any weather, and to do longer rides during weekends or vacation trips. I've had this saddle since 2009, and I put 15,000+ miles on it. It has been very comfortable over these years, and it has shown no visible signs of wearing. Last week one of the rails broke; I thought it was the end of it, but I contacted Selle Italia's US representative (ProNet Cycling), I emailed them the saddle, and they replaced the rails and ship the saddle back to me for $25! So, a great quality saddle, with excellent customer support!
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Saddle After 2,644 miles and 17,000 ft of elevation of testing these past few months I believe this saddle ranks up there as one of the most comfortable in the market for people with medium to wide "sit bones". Out the box it was fairly comfortable and numbness was kept to a minimal thanks to the seat cut-out. I would definitely purchase this saddle again if it ever dies on me. Not to mention the slick design is very appealing.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy Seat Tried numerous saddles that have included Fizik saddles - Aliante and Arione, Selle Italia Flight, Selle San Marco and found the Max to be the most comfortable by far. It also has better techonolgy for the money when compared to other products such as foam and gel padding, carbon composite platform, and shock absorbing elastomer. The Max adds a little more width and support compared to the Flight giving up some weight as a result.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vastly increases comfort over a stock saddle I bought this saddle for my Trek 1.1, which came with a pretty nice Bontrager saddle, but had no perennial nerve relief. After swapping out saddles I've been able to ride longer and be more comfortable on the saddle. The Selle is nicely made, light weight, and most importantly comfortable for anyone who has issues with numbness. You almost wont even need padded shorts with this saddle, but they will make it even better.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Selle Italia Saddle I've ridden this saddle for a couple of seasons now and it is very comfortable! Since this is a wider saddle, it fit me well but did require some breaking in. I really like how the rails are suspended from the saddle in the back to provide give for additional comfort. Rides over 70 miles in one trip haven't been any problem whatsoever. Definitely recommend this saddle!
Date published: 2013-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good For Rides Under an Hour I've had this seat for nearly a year now. I thought if I continued riding it, I'd get used to the stiffness - I'm not. All my 1 hour + rides, I just go numb in the crotch. I'm going to grab a seat with a wider channel and more cushion - the Selle SMP. I had the SMP before, but I sold it with my last bike. Anyway, I like this seat a lot for short, quick rides. It's so thin, and the curves don't snag my inner thigh at all. And the quality is top notch.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COMFORT AND QUALITY! Got this saddle to replace the stock one on my Madone 4.5. Wow, what a difference! I needed a saddle that was at least 146mm wide was suitable for long rides. This MAX fits the bill perfectly!
Date published: 2011-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality saddle Great quality product yet it was to narrow for me. 5'11'' 205lbs. I returned it and went with the Selle Italia Gel Flow model which is wider (151mm) and has worked better.
Date published: 2012-08-10
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