Considered a classic by Selle Italia itself, the Flite saddle line displays the brand's expertise at employing sleek, minimal aesthetics without neglecting subtle details that make your ride more comfortable. The Flite Friction Free Flow Saddle distinguishes itself from the rest of the line with its aggressively contoured nose and Flow pressure relief cutout along the middle, both of which promote comfort but also contribute to the saddle's impressively low weight. The combination of these qualities makes the Flite Friction Free Flow ideal for road racing, training, and even weight conscious cross country racing. The Flite Friction Free Flow sits atop titanium rails, which strike a balance between being weight and durability without the cost or torque wrench requirements of carbon. Atop the rails and cover, Selle Italia adds extra padding to this model, but in this case, extra is in comparison to Selle Italia's completely firm race saddles. That means the Flite Friction Free Flow a lightly padded model that doesn't veer anywhere near gel padded cruiser saddle trampolines. The saddle is wrapped in a Fibra Tex cover that provides a smooth, durable surface to protect the saddle from the elements and ensure it wears well over the miles. The contoured shape of the nose frees space to better accommodate pedaling legs, lessening the likelihood of chafing or irritation against your inner thighs on longer rides. Further addressing comfort, the cutout channel along the center of the saddle serves to both relieve pressure as well as promote healthy circulation whether you spend the majority of your ride in the drops or constantly move around.