Two for Tuesday: Selle Italia & Ass Savers
Gravel Saddle Comfort
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SELLE ITALIA SLR BOOST GRAVEL SUPERFLOW
A long day on the road can cause some discomfort with the wrong saddle; a long day on gravel roads can be even worse. Selle Italia has taken notice of gravel riders and has responded with a saddle tuned specifically for their needs. The gravel version of the SLR Boost saddle features a similar design to the original, with a large cutout, but features the brand’s Light Gel to mitigate the continuous buzz of gravel roads. But comfort need not mean a weight penalty. Thanks to features like titanium rails, this saddle weighs in at just 204 grams. And for those times your ride goes a bit longer than expected, hi-vis inserts in the rear provide some extra visibility and peace of mind. $320; 204g; us.selleitalia.com
ASS SAVERS BIG
When it comes to design, simpler is better. And when it comes to mudguards, it doesn’t get much simpler than the Ass Savers Big. This is a larger version of Ass Savers’ rear saddle-mounted mudguard, for 30mm to 50mm tires. This fourth-generation design is a single piece of polypropylene that, with a few folds, is ready to go in minutes—no tools and no fuss. It’s just as simple to remove, but you won’t mind keeping it on your bike at all times, just in case, thanks to a low weight of only 26 grams. And with a secure Flip-Tip front you can ride through any gravel roads, assured that your Ass Savers Big will stay put to keep your back mud-free. $12; 26g; ass-savers.com