Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow vs Vader VD-104 MTB Saddle Review Mountain Bike
This is a quick compare between the Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow and the Vader VD 104 saddles.
At first glance, these two saddles are nearly identical and that is not a coincident.
The Vader VD-104 is a knockoff on the Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow.
Both have the same design, width and length.
The Selle is lighter by only 60 grams.
Both have gel padding and channel.
The Selle uses a molded gel pad and leather cover.
The Vader uses faux leather.
The shells are different materiel and the rails are different metals.
The Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow goes for $100 USD and the Vader VD-104 sells for $11 USD.
However, when you flip them upside down, you can clearly see the difference.
The Selle’s molded gel pad and leather cover is bonded to the shell.
The Vader’s faux leather is stapled to the shell.
This means that over time the Vader is more likely to tear or rip.
If you are a beginner to mountain biking or a casual mountain biker, I would suggest getting two of the Vader VD-104s. (Keep a spare in case the first one breaks).
At, $11 each, it’s a good deal.
If you are a seasoned rider or racer that has allot of wear and tear, go for the Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow, or buy 5 or 6 of the Vaders and just replace them as they break.
I personally own a Vader VD 104 and a Selle.
I would be happy to answer any of your questions in the comment section of this video.
Thanks, and have fun out there.
Size: 28cm x 14cm
Covering: Synth Leather
Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow
Shell: Rylsan and Nylon N6
Rail: Manganese Tube
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