Selle Italia Flite Boost Superflow carbon

Not just one of the most well-known saddle brands in the industry, Selle Italia is also one of the longest-surviving brands the sport has known, having started business back in 1897. Their Flite series has been a go-to race saddle for riders since it was launched in 1990. Over the years the Flite has seen its fair share of colors and construction options, but none as distinct as its latest update.

Selle Italia Flite Boost Superflow carbon


Selle Italia has launched the new Flite saddle with a full array of models and options. Our 168-gram saddle is their top-tier version that features 7×9 carbon rails and an ample relief cutout. We got the wider 145mm (L3) version, but a narrower 135mm (S3) version is also available. If the $400 price tag is too high, there is also a titanium rail or magnesium rail version, and they are each available with or without cutout and in both widths for a total of 12 saddles under the new Flite Boost range.
This is a “flat” saddle, and our Carbonio uses a synthetic cover they call Fibra-Tek for a long-lasting and durable life. The 248mm-long saddle is 27mm shorter than the previous Flite. Selle Italia says this allows a rider to more efficiently find their optimum position on the saddle. This is all aided by the idmatch system that helps select, fit and position the saddle.

Selle Italia Flite Boost Superflow carbon

Selle Italia Flite Boost Superflow carbon


When we compare the Flite Boost to the Flite, there are some subtle differences, but one stands out the most—the length. The new saddle is nearly 30mm shorter in length. This design trend is gaining ground in the market, and it doesn’t always work, but we liked how the new Flite still offered plenty of nose to offer multiple positions. The shape of the saddle with its T design was also preferred more than the current trend of progressively widening saddles. The cutout was large, and there were no complaints.
While riding we found the padding to be very supportive and even throughout the length of the saddle. The nylon base is stiff, but does offer flex on both the outer wing of the saddle and in the middle as you transition forward. This was nice, as we would slide up for big efforts onto the narrower portion but get some relief thanks to the minimal flex. When moving back, the pronounced shape made it easy to locate our normal position.


At the end of the day, the saddle is expensive but proof positive that evolution means change and a different experience. For us, the experience was good, even better than the traditional version. We enjoyed the more modern approach of the Flite Boost that really looked to improve the shape and fit of the saddle. Top-level construction positions it as a premium product with less expensive options in the line.

With 30 years of history, the Selle Italia Flite Boost Kit Carbonio Superflow Saddle continues the tradition of greatness with Superflow technology, carbon rails and a flat boost shape.

Ready for the most demanding of riding conditions, this versatile saddle is kitted out with a Fibra-Tek cover construction for exceptional strength, durability and comfort on every ride. Whether you're into endurance cycling or mountain bike (MTB) adventure riding, this high-quality saddle's CarboKeramic (carbon) rails allow you to benefit from their superior strength to weight ratio, whatever your discipline. By using carbon, this model delivers fantastic stiffness and strength when climbing without adding any unnecessary weight to your ride when descending. Engineered for maximum performance, this version is also equipped with Selle Italia's renowned Superflow technology, which uses its large central cut-out area to relieve pressure around your sit bones. As a result, you'll enjoy going the extra distance with reduced fatigue and increased comfort.

A revised logo, to relive the history and victories of a legendary product. A saddle that has supported and still supports champions such as Mathieu Van Der Poel, Caleb Ewan, Philippe Gilbert and many others.

Flat and Boost Shape

The Flite Boost resumes the classic “Flat” shape that has always distinguished the Flite family to guarantee, together with a more compact shape (250mm of length), the usual performance and maximum stability while pedalling.

The “Superflow” central cut-out allows you to release the pressure from the central area and benefit from greater comfort when pedalling.

Saddle Info - The new visible shell of the Flite Boost allows to make visible and always usable some technical details of the saddle, such as width and length. A further detail for an excellent product.

Is Selle Italia Flite comfortable?

Selle Italia Flite 1990 Saddle Still ergonomic, and comfortable after all these years. This is a classic, dependable, durable saddle for your weekend ride or commuter.

How many sizes does the Flite boost Superflow saddle come in?

The Superflow version is lighter than the standard Flite Boost because of its cutout, which makes sense. The saddles are also available in two different widths: small (135mm) and large (145mm).