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3D-printed Selle Italia SLR & San Marco Shortfit, but eco saddles are still the real innovation!

3D-printed Selle Italia SLR & San Marco Shortfit, but eco saddles are still the real innovation!

Selle Italia and Selle San Marco both bring 3D-printed padding to their top SLR & Shortfit saddles, respectively. But really, we’re still impressed by the…

Monday, Jul 18

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Selle Italia and Selle San Marco both bring 3D-printed padding to their top SLR & Shortfit saddles, respectively. But really, we’re still impressed by the performance-to-price ratio of their more sustainable, 50% more environmentally-friendly GreenTech saddles that cost literally 1/9th the price of that SLR Boost 3D, yet are still entirely made in Italy. Plus, their IDmatch ergonomic system gets new semi-custom fit insoles to give everyone perfect arch support while pedaling. Selle Italia SLR Boost 3D-printed saddle

The 3D-printed tech in the new Selle Italia and Selle San Marco saddles is the same as we’ve seen from Specialized , Fizik & Bjorn … down to the fact that the 3D-printing is done with the same Digital Light Synthesis process and by the same Carbon Inc. 3D-printer. What’s different here is that the Italian saddle makers have worked to actually have their padding printed in Italy, where the rest of the saddle is made.

And both Italian saddle brands have adapted their unique 3D-printed padding layouts to fit over the existing carbon shells of their existing top-tier saddles, while completely retaining the fit & feel of their long-running and popular saddles. The saddle feature “progressive” padding support that seamlessly transitions across four main support zones – from stiffer structure under the sit bones to

The Selle Italia SLR Boost 3D is expected to sell for 450-500€ with a Kit Carbino carbon shell & rails (not the lighter Tekno carbon) or a ~50€ cheaper version with TI36 titanium rails. Both options get […]

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