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Selle Italia - Flite 1990 Saddle (Black/White)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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Josh Schaefer (San Francisco, US)
Don’t include titanium when it’s alloy

Titanium was mentioned and google picked it up and indexes it. It’s an alloy rail and those of us wanting ti are left feeling baited. I got it regardless as I only use these saddles since the 90’s. Just make sure to clean the description of false wording.

J
Jeremy H. (Yuma, US)
Stupid comfortable

I chose this saddle for my classic conversion for my new build on my Core-Line. I wanted something with simple lines but also a little retro. This saddle not only looks killer, it feels so nice to ride on for 4 mile or 40 miles. The rails being black to match the black cover makes it even better. The nose of this saddle had me thrown because I was worried that due to the shape of the tail that it would have to be pitched really far up or down to get it comfy; NOT THE CASE. The tail on this saddle is really nice because it gives you that comfort and padding you need without pushing you to your bars. A 5 Star product all around. I would highly recommend this product.

A
Andrew Mason (Sheffield, GB)
Selle Italia Flite

Great product , great service

K
Kenton Thompson (Charlotte, US)
Black label Fixie

Hi SBC…
I couldn’t be happier! I received the bike even earlier that promised, and that was a real shock considering the shipping from the US to Qatar. Once received - I had the bike assembled by the local bike shop, and I was ready to give Fixed Gear riding a try.

Now, I used to ride a lot up until about 15 years ago, but work took me out of the country and I ended up never finding time or the place to ride. However, this time, I’ve landed in a place with a remarkable developing bicycle route system throughout the country, and felt it was time to get back to it.

As you can image, getting back on a saddle after such a long time, and being well over 55 years old… it took a little getting used to. Furthermore, add to that the fixed gear - of which I’ve never ridden, and can you imagine the funny sight I must have been.

It’s been a week, and multiple rides of increasing distances, and I’ve yet to fall off the bike or get run over by the crazy Qatari drivers in the speeding land cruisers. So, I have to say, I’m enjoying it more that I thought I would, and looking forward to increasing my skill level and distance in the weeks and months to come.

Thanks for a great product, and great service in the ordering and shipment. Again… I could not be happier with my purchase.

All the Best,
Ken

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Bruce Schwartz (San Jose, US)

Saddle arrived in time and as expected. Excellent service.

H
Hyun Lee (Bothell, US)
Love my Flite 90 saddle

So awesome that Selle Italy’s brought back the 90 Flite Love the narrow flat design! Feels linn km e 1991 again!

B
Brian Blondin (Andover, US)

great saddle

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Mark Tabb (Lutherville-Timonium, US)
Thanks

Quick shipment and as advertised!

Y
Yami Arrebola (Miami, US)
Flite saddle

I’ve used this saddle for about 30 yrs. on road and gravel. Find it the best

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Chad Rathbone (Henrico, US)
Selle Italia Flite 1990

Exactly what I wanted and it fit perfect.

Selle Italia - Flite 1990 Saddle (Black/White)
Sella Italia Flite 1990 Saddle

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The most popular saddle of the 90's was the Selle Italia Flite Titanium for several reasons. First, It was light, with a weight in the low 200 gram range. Second, many riders found the flatter shape more supportive and a better fit for aggressive riding. Third, the dense thin padding was more comfortable than the much heavier and over-padded saddles they were currently using. The padding is firm, but supportive and didn't promote heat or friction build-up. The titanium rails offered flex and passive suspension. In addition to comfort and low weight, it featured an attractive new look- low profile and svelte compared to other saddles of the day.

Unfortunately, in 2006-07 Selle Italia 'updated' the design and stopped producing this original Flite Ti saddle. While some riders liked the new Flite design many preferred the aesthetics, shape and comfort of the original. Many riders were stunned and sought them out far and wide. Selle Italia heard the desires of their long-term fans, and the original 1990 Flite was re-released again. 

[SPECS]

  • WEIGHT: 230g 
  • RAIL: Alloy Rails
  • COVER: Real Leather
  • SHELL: 90% Nylon / 10% Carbon at the Nose

Made in Italy

 

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RETURNS & Exchanges: State Bicycle Co. proudly offers FREE RETURNS for EXCHANGES - please see details of our Return Policy here.

SHIPPING:  Most in-stock items ship within 1 business day! Tracking information is provided upon shipment. Learn more about our Shipping Policy

ASSEMBLY: Complete Bicycles will ship 90% built and require only basic tools and knowledge to complete the build. However, a fully assembled bicycle also needs to be tuned and adjusted (oftentimes with specialty tools). We strongly encourage having your bike professionally assembled to validate your warranty and to ensure a safe and lasting ride.

WARRANTY:  Warranty activated when you submit proof of professional assembly. 

  • 5-year Warranty on all bicycle frames
  • 1-year Warranty non-consumable parts
  • 2-year Warranty on Essor USA products

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Size Charts and Specs:  Detailed Size Charts and Specs can be found here:  Size Charts & Specs.

SUPPORT:  We pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Contact us and we'd be happy to help you out in any way we can.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
91%
(20)
9%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Josh Schaefer (San Francisco, US)
Don’t include titanium when it’s alloy

Titanium was mentioned and google picked it up and indexes it. It’s an alloy rail and those of us wanting ti are left feeling baited. I got it regardless as I only use these saddles since the 90’s. Just make sure to clean the description of false wording.

J
Jeremy H. (Yuma, US)
Stupid comfortable

I chose this saddle for my classic conversion for my new build on my Core-Line. I wanted something with simple lines but also a little retro. This saddle not only looks killer, it feels so nice to ride on for 4 mile or 40 miles. The rails being black to match the black cover makes it even better. The nose of this saddle had me thrown because I was worried that due to the shape of the tail that it would have to be pitched really far up or down to get it comfy; NOT THE CASE. The tail on this saddle is really nice because it gives you that comfort and padding you need without pushing you to your bars. A 5 Star product all around. I would highly recommend this product.

A
Andrew Mason (Sheffield, GB)
Selle Italia Flite

Great product , great service

K
Kenton Thompson (Charlotte, US)
Black label Fixie

Hi SBC…
I couldn’t be happier! I received the bike even earlier that promised, and that was a real shock considering the shipping from the US to Qatar. Once received - I had the bike assembled by the local bike shop, and I was ready to give Fixed Gear riding a try.

Now, I used to ride a lot up until about 15 years ago, but work took me out of the country and I ended up never finding time or the place to ride. However, this time, I’ve landed in a place with a remarkable developing bicycle route system throughout the country, and felt it was time to get back to it.

As you can image, getting back on a saddle after such a long time, and being well over 55 years old… it took a little getting used to. Furthermore, add to that the fixed gear - of which I’ve never ridden, and can you imagine the funny sight I must have been.

It’s been a week, and multiple rides of increasing distances, and I’ve yet to fall off the bike or get run over by the crazy Qatari drivers in the speeding land cruisers. So, I have to say, I’m enjoying it more that I thought I would, and looking forward to increasing my skill level and distance in the weeks and months to come.

Thanks for a great product, and great service in the ordering and shipment. Again… I could not be happier with my purchase.

All the Best,
Ken

B
Bruce Schwartz (San Jose, US)

Saddle arrived in time and as expected. Excellent service.

H
Hyun Lee (Bothell, US)
Love my Flite 90 saddle

So awesome that Selle Italy’s brought back the 90 Flite Love the narrow flat design! Feels linn km e 1991 again!

B
Brian Blondin (Andover, US)

great saddle

M
Mark Tabb (Lutherville-Timonium, US)
Thanks

Quick shipment and as advertised!

Y
Yami Arrebola (Miami, US)
Flite saddle

I’ve used this saddle for about 30 yrs. on road and gravel. Find it the best

C
Chad Rathbone (Henrico, US)
Selle Italia Flite 1990

Exactly what I wanted and it fit perfect.