Selle Italia boasts one of the most distinguished reputations in the industry for its durable, comfortable, and race proven saddles. The Turbomatic has been a staple in this line since it was unveiled in 1998, and the newer versions continue to improve on that heritage. The Selle Italia Turbomatic Gel Flow Saddle carries on as a favorite for riders of all levels with a leather cover and classic Italian style that tugs at traditionalist heart strings. It's not a historical throw back model, though, and it includes modern shock absorbing technology that delivers race worthy comfort for any type of road adventure. The Turbomatic Gel Flow gets its surname from the large cutout down the center of the saddle. The cutout lets cooling air flow through and relieves pressure on your perineal artery and surrounding sensitive tissues. It also increases comfort by shifting the main weight bearing contact points to your sit bones, which are much better equipped to handle weight. Say goodbye to numbness and hello to miles and miles of comfortable pedaling. Selle Italia adds an extra dash of padding to the Turbomatic Gel Flow compared to some of its other saddles, which provides support and cushioning throughout long rides on less than pristine surfaces. As an added bonus, the lightweight Manganese rails double as little shock absorbers at the tail end of the saddle to absorb vibration and further increase durability. The Turbomatic lets you turn onto that rough chip seal road winding through scenic vineyards with confidence that it will shepherd you comfortably through the route.