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Selle Italia Vintage 1980 Turbo Saddle (3 Colors)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
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Fixieguy (Fisherville, US)
My favorite saddle of all time

I bought my first Turbo in 1984 and still have it and use it, although it's prettty beat up. Over the years I've had many bikes and switched to different, more modern Selle Italia saddles like the Filte, Flite Gel, and SLR Gel. Now that I'm more than 35 years older, I'm less concerned with speed and more with comfort. When Selle Italia came out with the Turbo 1980, I started switching over to it. I've many bikes and about a half-dozen now have these Turbo 1980 saddles. Their length and width are ideal for me, there is just enough padding, and the slight concave shape at the center make it easy on the perineum area. The cover is Lorica not leather as the originals were. Initially I was concerned, but I found that Lorica is an excellent synthetic. Perspiration does not build up on it, it does not wear out, and the smooth ones allow for easy fore or aft movement on the saddle as I change positions slightly for climbing or descending. I've never used the Nubuck model so I can't speak to it. The Turbo 1980 is my once, and present, and future saddle. State Bicycle shipped quickly and the price is right.

T
Tom (Greenville, US)
Selle Italia Vintage 1980 Turbo Saddle

I rode a Turbo saddle in the 80s. I am very excited that SBC is carrying the re-issues of this saddle. As always, it was shipped quickly and I am very satisfied with my purchase. And my bike looks pretty.

J
Jack Leitch (Oakland, US)
Great look - pretty good feel

First of all - this saddle looks amazing. Perfect compliment to the Black Label fixie I recently purchased for my commute. Secondly, for me, the fit is pretty good - saddles are such personal purchases and everyone’s fit is going to be different.

I
Ian Sytsma (Chicago, US)
Great saddle

Super comfy and looks great too! Great customer service from state as always

M
Mark Miller (Seal Beach, US)
Turbo saddle

Very nice seat . Great customer service .

J
James Jacobsen (Gardiner, US)
Old bike restomod

This white saddle will look great on the mountain bike I am restoring. I bought it new in 1994. It will be painted black with gold trim, and the white saddle will provide a nice contrast.

P
Patrick Blanton (Phoenix, US)
Great saddle

The Selle Italia Turbo saddle is an excellent upgrade for my State Rigby Core Line . I recently rode over 40 miles, spending nearly three hours on the saddle while wearing athletic shorts rather than cycling shorts and the saddle didn't feel at all uncomfortable until the very end. Not only does this saddle look great but it functions just as well.

M
Melissa Horstman (Brooklyn, US)
Love my bike!

After not owning a bike for a few years and riding the citi bike, I decided to make the switch. I love the simplicity of this bike. It’s fast and efficient and I get a ton of compliments on the way she looks

K
Kevin Yunk (Phoenix, US)
Selle Italia Vintage Turbo Saddle

This saddle does not seem to fit my rear. have taken a couple of 15 mile rides and still have pain while riding. May give it a couple more rides befor I make a change.

J
Jeff Follestad (Emeryville, US)
Are these now made of leather?

I bought a white and black Turbo last June from State Bicycle for $59.99 each.

Is this the same saddle, now being sold for $130? Really? For a vinyl Turbo? Ouch.

Selle Italia Vintage 1980 Turbo Saddle (3 Colors)
A landmark in the history of Selle Italia and cycling.

The Selle Turbo in its many variations has probably been the most used saddle by the professional racing community. The shape of the saddle follows classic styling. It's lightweight, durable and enduring.
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Selle Italia has relaunched the Turbo 1980 just like the original. A landmark in the history of Selle Italia and cycling. Turbo saddles have been ridden to victory by the worlds best.

The Selle Turbo in its many variations has probably been the most used saddle by the professional racing community. The shape of the saddle follows classic styling. It's lightweight, durable and enduring.

Selle Italia is the ultimate saddle producer in the world. Suppliers of saddles since 1897 to the first cyclists, then to most of the biggest and best known champions, Selle Italia consistently produces outstanding products. The Turbo, the Flite, SLR and more recently the CX range have offered such design quality and comfort the names are a legend in their own right. Within extensive range is a model specifically suited to every cyclist by virtue of the rail, suspension, shape and padding technology.

TECHNICAL DATA
* Weight: 280 grams
* Rail: FeC Alloy 07 mm
* Size: 140x270 mm

Risk-Free Purchase - State Bicycle Co. offers FREE EXCHANGES* -If this item doesn't work out, we'll send you a return label and exchange for free!

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

Learn more about our Warranty Policy.

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 45 reviews
93%
(42)
7%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
F
Fixieguy (Fisherville, US)
My favorite saddle of all time

I bought my first Turbo in 1984 and still have it and use it, although it's prettty beat up. Over the years I've had many bikes and switched to different, more modern Selle Italia saddles like the Filte, Flite Gel, and SLR Gel. Now that I'm more than 35 years older, I'm less concerned with speed and more with comfort. When Selle Italia came out with the Turbo 1980, I started switching over to it. I've many bikes and about a half-dozen now have these Turbo 1980 saddles. Their length and width are ideal for me, there is just enough padding, and the slight concave shape at the center make it easy on the perineum area. The cover is Lorica not leather as the originals were. Initially I was concerned, but I found that Lorica is an excellent synthetic. Perspiration does not build up on it, it does not wear out, and the smooth ones allow for easy fore or aft movement on the saddle as I change positions slightly for climbing or descending. I've never used the Nubuck model so I can't speak to it. The Turbo 1980 is my once, and present, and future saddle. State Bicycle shipped quickly and the price is right.

T
Tom (Greenville, US)
Selle Italia Vintage 1980 Turbo Saddle

I rode a Turbo saddle in the 80s. I am very excited that SBC is carrying the re-issues of this saddle. As always, it was shipped quickly and I am very satisfied with my purchase. And my bike looks pretty.

J
Jack Leitch (Oakland, US)
Great look - pretty good feel

First of all - this saddle looks amazing. Perfect compliment to the Black Label fixie I recently purchased for my commute. Secondly, for me, the fit is pretty good - saddles are such personal purchases and everyone’s fit is going to be different.

I
Ian Sytsma (Chicago, US)
Great saddle

Super comfy and looks great too! Great customer service from state as always

M
Mark Miller (Seal Beach, US)
Turbo saddle

Very nice seat . Great customer service .

J
James Jacobsen (Gardiner, US)
Old bike restomod

This white saddle will look great on the mountain bike I am restoring. I bought it new in 1994. It will be painted black with gold trim, and the white saddle will provide a nice contrast.

P
Patrick Blanton (Phoenix, US)
Great saddle

The Selle Italia Turbo saddle is an excellent upgrade for my State Rigby Core Line . I recently rode over 40 miles, spending nearly three hours on the saddle while wearing athletic shorts rather than cycling shorts and the saddle didn't feel at all uncomfortable until the very end. Not only does this saddle look great but it functions just as well.

M
Melissa Horstman (Brooklyn, US)
Love my bike!

After not owning a bike for a few years and riding the citi bike, I decided to make the switch. I love the simplicity of this bike. It’s fast and efficient and I get a ton of compliments on the way she looks

K
Kevin Yunk (Phoenix, US)
Selle Italia Vintage Turbo Saddle

This saddle does not seem to fit my rear. have taken a couple of 15 mile rides and still have pain while riding. May give it a couple more rides befor I make a change.

J
Jeff Follestad (Emeryville, US)
Are these now made of leather?

I bought a white and black Turbo last June from State Bicycle for $59.99 each.

Is this the same saddle, now being sold for $130? Really? For a vinyl Turbo? Ouch.