Leading The Way In Saddle Design for 120 years.
The great adventure of Selle Italia began 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 an unaffordable for most and the bicycle was the transport of choice for many. Fast forward to the late 1970′s. The automobile had long replace the bicycle as a primary mode of transport and cycling was more for sport than anything.
The Bigolin family took over Selle Italia and began an upward trajectory that propelled Selle Italia 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 bicycle saddles worldwide.
Our biggest challenge comes from ourselves. We use detailed scientific studies and millimeter after millimeter, material after material, we work closely with the top doctors and biomechanics scientists to turn out saddles which come one step closer to perfection, which fit any anatomy, and which can meet any possible need of the cyclist.
We make careful research and lab tests, then extensive real-life testing with riders. That’s how perfect saddles are born, and that is why Selle Italia saddles optimize comfort and performance for any rider.
Our drive to the top is from our champions. Just like any champion cyclist can’t win without his teammates, Selle Italia cannot make the world’s best saddles without drawing on our long tradition and extensive experience which have always driven to make great saddles.
Eddy “The Cannibal” Merckx, Francesco “The Sheriff” Moser, Miguel “Big Mig” Indurain, the unforgettable Marco “The Pirate” Pantani and Ivan “The Terrible” Basso are just a few some of the great champions of cycling champions who have taken the Selle Italia team, through victories and epic challenges to the highest pinnacles in our beloved sport of cycling.