Selle Italia has been at the forefront of saddle design for 120 years.
The brand has its origins just outside of Milan in the village of Corsico in 1897. Selle Italia was originally founded to make saddles for everyday bicycles used for transportation.
Back then, automobiles were unaffordable for most, and the bike was the transport of choice for many. Fast forward to the late 1970s: The automobile had long replaced the bicycle as a primary mode of transport and cycling was more for sport than functional transportation.
The Bigolin family took over Selle Italia and began an upward trajectory that propelled the brand to the top with continuous product innovation encompassing new construction techniques and using new materials. This innovation and vision has made Selle Italia the acknowledged #1 source for high-end bike saddles worldwide.
Why NOMAD Loves Selle Italia
What's there not to love about Selle Italia?
We're huge fans of its saddles, which - for us - can mean the difference between an epic adventure and a painful bike ride.
Selle Italia has been sported by numerous cycling legends through victories and epic challenges to the highest pinnacles of our beloved sport of cycling.
We know that each and every Selle Italia saddle is the outcome of the brand's continuous research and development. Selle Italia relies on detailed scientific studies. Millimeter after millimeter, material after material, the brand collaborates with top doctors and biomechanics scientists to design saddles that inch ever closer to perfection, fit any anatomy, and fulfill any need.
Selle Italia saddles optimize comfort and performance for any rider, and that's why we love the brand.