Selle Italia X-LR TI 316 S saddle review

Selle Italia’s X-LR saddle is a comfortable, lightweight choice

Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you’re after a more traditional shaped saddle with a comfortable profile and which doesn’t weigh too much, the Selle Italia X-LR is a good bet. It has a cutout-free profile with a shallow central pressure relief channel and is padded adequately to avoid discomfort on longer rides.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable saddle for longer rides

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    Lightweight for its price

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Reasons to avoid
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    Limited padding

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    A rather flat profile

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Selle Italia makes a huge range of saddles. To make finding the right one a bit easier it now categorises them according to their profile and fit to different rider anatomy, as determined by its idmatch bike fit system. The Selle Italia X-LR fits into the S1 category.

When I had a demo fit with idmatch, my anatomy and riding position singled me out for an S1 category saddle, so the X-LR should be a good option. Nevertheless, it’s quite a narrow saddle and not massively padded. As well as the 125mm wide S version tested, there’s a 140mm wide L variant of the Selle Italia X-LR saddle.

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