Astute SKYLINE VT 3.0 TACA Saddles : Titanium Rail : 135mm Wide

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With micro-injected reinforced areas, the Astute Skyline TACA VT adds a splash of character while offering enhanced durability and the signature comfort, support and build quality synonymous with the Astute brand.

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Season : 2018
Weight : 0KG

Based on the original Astute Skyline Saddle - now called the Classic, the Skyline TACA VT shares the same flat shape, 135mm width, superb padding and impeccable construction. Where the saddle differs is in the use of reinforced areas along the cover exactly where there are the maximum stress and wear develops. Long life micro injection inserts make the saddle extremely resistant to abrasions with no compromise to general comfort. Though these have traditionally found on XC mountain bikes, their use on road saddles is warranted and will protect the saddle in the event of a fall or when leaning the bike against the wall at the cafe stop.

The superiority of Astute saddles is due to a revolutionary shape and padding design. The particular shape of the ASTUTE saddle is thanks to a new ultralight double-shell construction with a U-OPEN shape that allows three times more padding capacity compared to that offered by the market leader. This helps to keep the same dimensions of a traditional saddle while offering greater comfort. Importantly, the U-OPEN shape of the saddle allows a lowering of the central pressure point while making it more aerodynamic and increasing ergonomic features.

Astute are defined by their elegant look and impressive, immediate comfort. Their saddles are a world first Smart Saddle with novel construction, they are the benchmark of elegance, comfort, technology and performance.

The SkyLine TACA saddles are a Flat shape and as such will suit riders with a mobile spine (high flexibility) and/or those that sit in a more aggressive position.

The bulk of the SkyLine and SkyLite TACA saddles are available in the VT (Cut-Out) version and a single SR (Closed) option. Choice will largely be down to your range of pelvic motion and the differential on your bike (the drop from saddle to handlebar). Riders with highly mobile pelvis and large differential may favour the VT version over an SR, but anyone can ride a VT while not everyone can an SR.

The Sky series saddles are based on a patented twin-shell technology, one internal and one external, with an innovative skeleton shape that avoids any kind of torsional forces and which reduces vibrations and increases shock resistance. In addition a pair of Shock-absorbing pads (SPAS) are placed between the rail and the shell for enhanced damping.

It is the U-shape profile that is the starting point for the signature comfort offered by Astute. The open profile allows Astute to place three times more padding on the base when compared to the current market leader and allows the maintenance of traditional saddle dimensions whilst increasing comfort. One might expect a significant weight increase as a result of the extra padding but Astute have solved this problem by employing Tri-Density NES70. This material is extremely high-tech and is currently being used in the latest generation of luxury sports cars. It is an Ultra-light material made of 3 specially expanded foams each of which behave as Memory Foam and has no discernable negative impact on the weight of the saddles.

Ultimately the use of this specific material and the relatively large amounts of it, combined with Astute's original shape results in a saddle that eliminates the common pelvic problems experienced by cyclists. The SkyLine is the starting point in the Sky collection. It offers the key elements common to Astute saddles, those of comfort, design and technology. Tubular Titan V (Titanium/vanadium) rails are married to the unique dual shell construction, fine Italian microfiber and supporting multi density foam padding for strength, comfort and performance.

The TACA versions are available in a wide range of coloured bases to add character to your machine and all are incredibly 'lucido' sporting a superb shiny finish in all instances.

As with all Astute saddles, the finish is something very special indeed. Turn one over and the absence of mess is apparent: no glue or staples, just an incredibly clean finish that comes from meticulous construction and a genuine passion for creating an excellent product. The high quality microfibre covers are made from durable fabrics that are rigorously tested – each has between 1000-2000 'rubbings' with both wet (alkali 'sweat') and dry felts at a pressure of 1kg to ensure their longevity.

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