An increasingly personalized experience on the saddle: this is Selle Italia‘s ultimate goal, as it launches a new feature of the idmatch system. The technology is no longer limited to identifying the ideal saddle size, but it can now also define the ideal shape based on pelvic rotation. This novelty is accompanied by the launch of the new Novus Boost Evo saddle, featuring a waved shape designed for those with rear pelvic rotation.

Selle Italia Novus Boost Evo 2021 in action
Selle Italia Novus Boost Evo 2021 in action. The Novus Boost Evo saddle combines high performance with a strong focus on comfort.

Selle Italia launches a new idmatch function to determine the ideal saddle shape and introduces the new Novus Boost Evo saddle with waved shape, an evolution of the historical Novus model.

Idmatch experience: to identify the ideal saddle shape

Selle Italia idmatch system
Selle Italia idmatch system

The idmatch system developed by the research and development department of Selle Italia, uses precise measuring instruments to determine the ideal saddle size and best position on the bike for all cyclists. A system now enriched by a new element: thanks to the idmatch philosophy, it is now also possible to identify the most suitable saddle shape based on each person’s innate pelvic rotation.

To do so, two alternative parameters can be assessed: on one hand the dynamic or static behavior of the cyclist while pedaling, and on the other, their pelvic rotation when not under stress. Identifying the cyclist’s “profile” is relatively simple: a “dynamic” profile moves a lot on the saddle in natural search of different positions; while a “static” profile tends to keep their hips still and a stable position even for long periods.

There is an easy and simple way of assessing a person’s pelvic rotation by simply asking them to stand up with their shoulders, buttocks, and heels against the wall: if the distance between the wall and their lower back is substantial, their pelvic rotation is anterior, whereas if their lower back touches the wall, then rotation is posterior. There is also a neutral position, which occurs if the lumbar curve is naturally aligned with the rest of the spine when leaning against the wall.

Selle Italia therefore recommends, based on one’s pelvic rotation, three different saddle shapes that essentially correspond to three different models:

  • for those with front pelvic rotation, the ideal shape is flat and the suggested model is Flite Boost,
  • for those with neutral rotation, the most suitable saddle is the SLR Boost or SP-01 Boost,
  • for those with rear pelvic rotation, the saddle needs to be waved. In this case, the recommended model is the new Novus Boost Evo.

Saddles with a neutral shape such as the SLR Boost and SP-01 Boost, are normally always recommended as the second best choice to accompany a Flat or Waved shape.

Thanks to this expansion, Selle Italia is now able to offer every cyclist a complete range in order to find their ideal saddle.

Novus Boost Evo: the evolution of the Novus range

Created in 1994, the Novus family has undergone numerous evolutions until reaching the new Novus Boost Evo, a saddle that enriches the offer of the Selle Italia Performance segment and is designed for those with rear pelvic rotation who therefore need a waved saddle.

The Novus Boost Evo saddle combines high performance with a strong focus on comfort and is available only in a large L3 size because together with its waved shape, it helps offer greater support to ischial bones.

It is available in four versions, with rail in Carbon (+10mm), in TI316, in Manganese and an unprecedented version with rail in FEC Alloy to offer consumers the benefit of another price range. Another novelty is brought to us by the Superflow Carbon Kit version, featuring a longer rail by 10 mm for a greater saddle adjustment range.

Novus Boost Evo Recommended sale prices

  • Novus Boost Evo Superflow Carbon Kit: 269,90 euro
  • Novus Boost Evo Superflow (TI316): 199,90 euro
  • Novus Boost Evo TM Superflow: 99,90 euro
  • Novus Boost Evo Superflow (Fec Alloy): 79,90 euro

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M. Özgür Nevres

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