Custom embroidered Selle Italia saddles

You may have recently watched the brilliant film “Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist”. Well before the film was launched Barry and I had chatted about the amazing saddle designs Selle Italia produced to celebrate his victories.


Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist


Bianchi produced him a beautiful Mega Pro XL Reparto Corse using a lightweight Dedacciai doubled-butted 7000-series shaped alloy tubeset and a Campagnolo Record group set. The total bike weight varied from stage to stage but quoted figures hover around 8.1kg (17.9lb).   Selle Italia took their flite saddle and produced a custom saddle for Pantani using his nick nameIl Pirata’ as inspiration.

Pantani's Bianchi

Pantani’s Bianchi

Pantani's Selle Italia Flite

Pantani’s Selle Italia Flite

Selle Italia also produced some other embroidered saddles for Colnago and Pinarello.

Pinarello Selle Italia

Pinarello Selle Italia

Colnago Selle Italia

Colnago Selle Italia

I also found this Mario Cipollini “The King Lion” special edition and a Tinker Juarez saddle, they clearly liked yellow as a base.

Tinker Juarez's Selle Italia

Tinker Juarez’s Selle Italia


Mario Cipollini's Selle Italia

Mario Cipollini’s Selle Italia


What do you think the pro rider of today would like?


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>