Three for three: The VeloNews tech crew and the Selle Italia saddles they like

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Nov. 11, 2011
The SLR is a narrow saddle with an almost perfectly flat top. Photo: Caley Fretz © VeloNews

The new Turbomatic. Photo: Caley Fretz © VeloNews

Shopping for and buying saddles is one of the trickiest things in cycling. What works for your training partner might have you in agony. Without trying a saddle yourself, it’s virtually impossible to know what will keep your backside happy hours into a ride.

With that in mind, the VeloNews tech team of Lennard Zinn, Caley Fretz and Nick Legan ordered in a few Selle Italia saddles and gave them a try.

Why Selle Italia? It’s the one brand that all three of us have a history of riding. We thought it was worth a look at the company’s current offerings and re-issues.

Each of us gravitated to a specific model based on our past experiences. We were all eager to give the latest versions a try. Here’s what we found.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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