The Selle Italia X2 is an entry level saddle that's perfectly suited to the neophite roadie or weekend warrior. One of the lower priced models in Selle Italia's line, the X2 is made from lower end, less expensive materials and is the perfect saddle to use to find out what you are looking for in a bike seat. Slightly more well padded then some of the higher end saddles, the X2 is more forgiving on tuckuses that aren't quite chiseled from stone or ones that haven't quite built up their "butt-callouses" yet.
The X2 is a good option for replacing a notoriously bad stock saddle on a new bicycle and will hold you over until you are into the more advanced stages of your riding. I found comfort in this saddle until I took it on rides longer then 1.5-2 hours. At that point I started to develop some hotspots and discomfort around the soft tissues inside the perineum area. For short rides or just tooling around the X2 was a thing of total comfort, far surpassing my expectations. I had reviewed the Selle Italia SLC just before swapping in the X2 on my bike and was a little uncertain how it would feel in comparison. But, I was pleasantly surprised that it was just as comfy on shorter rides as the higher priced expert saddle.
At a scant $31.99, you get a basic serviceable saddle that's better then most stock saddles and it won't break the bank trying to figure out what works for you.
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