A great combination of comfort and firmness. Even after 5+ hours of gravel riding the gel diva feels good. I used to ride on a Terry butterfly saddle but prefer the gel diva for a slightly firmer and more sleek design/feel.
The Diva Gel Flow Saddle by Selle Italia is my best friend for daily comfort while riding. One of the most common conversations that occurs in my circle of TransFemmeWomen cyclists is about saddles. Which is the right one? I used to think the Terry Butterfly seat was the best for me, in fact I had one on each of my 8 bikes. But I saw a Diva Gel on sale one day, and decided to try it. More long and narrow than the Terry Butterfly, this saddle is an even better match for me. Since trying the Diva Gel Flow Saddle, I have replaced all of my saddles and couldn't be happier. I am a year-round commuter in Minneapolis, and my gear needs to be sturdy and comfortable. This seat truly delivers. Everyone's body is different, but I recommend giving this seat a try Thank you!
I got this saddle to put on my secondarybackup older road bike in an effort to update it a bit. This is a nice, comfy seat that is not bulky or heavy. No chafing or rubbing and the sizefit to me are perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another when I go to replace my primary road bike seat. I don't have a big, high mileage ride on this seat yet, but after a few break in rides I don't think it will be an issue to get a comfortable century on this saddle.
I am 70 years old and ride 30 to 50 miles a day in good weather. Only problem with this saddle is that it squeaks and I have been advised to lube the rails - hope it works because the sound is very annoying.
This saddle is so remarkably comfortable, I don't know if a review can do it justice... But here goes While not being a comfort saddle, which almost always too squishy for any serious rider, this saddle makes you forget you are on it. You just don't end up thinking about your saddle contact area. I now have one on all my bikes. Yes, it is expensive, but so is trying saddle after saddle looking for the one.
This is my second Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow. I bought the first one two years ago and it has been very comfortable for me. I have done many long rides with it and experienced no discomfort or chafing. Good, quality product. I replaced the saddle because of a crash that caused it to tear prematurely.
I ride long distances and at about 20 miles my old seat was not doing me any favors. I was looking into a female-specific which I thought would be more comfortable and it definitely was. This seat was well worth the money. You do get what you pay for
I bought this as I found it was consistently rated high as the best saddle out there, and it was a totally waste of money. No matter how I adjusted it, tipped it, forward, back, etc. I even had another pro fit. I was near tears by 30 miles. Not nearly cutting muster when I do centuries. Bummer to find out no return policy unless the item is new and in original packaging.
Very comfortable! This saddle was recommended by a friend and I am so glad I bought it. The longest I have been on it so far is around 5hrs and it was comfortable enough that I really didnt think of it the entire ride. I plan on buying another for my other bike
I have gone through several saddles on my Orbea that I bought in 2010. My previous bike had a comfort Specialized saddle that was 155mm wide, but I wanted an upgrade for the Orbea. I ended up buying another Specialized saddle that was 155mm, but it was too thin and really hurt on longer rides. I was having serious saddle issue with that saddle. I decided to fork over more money because my butt really needed it and after reading through tons of reviews of different saddles, I settled on this one and I am glad that I did. This saddle is awesome. It was comfortable the moment I sat on it. About a month ago I rode in on a Metric Century with no problems other than a little soreness from my tights rubbing my sensitive skin, but my butt was comfortable the whole time. Excellent saddle!
placed this saddle on my road bike for long distance rides.
pros Found it to be very comfortable right away, has a slight independent movement in the back that i liked. Plus its a nice looking saddle.
cons none or I would have returned it.
Love the feel of this saddle - it's supportive, comfortable, and the cutout is among the largest and best I've found, which is ideal for my lady bits. I'm on my second one after wearing out the first over thousands of miles! (Replacement wasrequired due to wear caused by my clothing seams rubbing on the saddle rather than due to saddle construction).
Bought this for my wife as the seat that came on her Scott CR-1 was killing her. She likes this one and has spent many comfortable hours on it. The bike tour company I work for also uses these on bikes we set up for woman and many woman end up buying these for themselves and their bikes back home. Weight is pretty low for comfortable gel saddle.