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Astute Skylite 3.0 VT Road Saddle
Sky Lite 3.0 VT features an anti-vibration self-supporting twin shell. Designed to significantly reduce vibrations and reinforce the construction with the Spas System Technology (SPAS): 2 pads between the carbon rail and the shells dampen and reduce vibrations by 20%.
 
The inner shell is made of 15% carbon-fibre reinforced nylon, while the outer shell is made of nylon with Soft Touch finish. Both of them come in an open U shape. An innovative construction enhances the saddle's look while maintaining a clean silhouette and improving performance, as it significantly increases the padding space while preserving the same volume and, as a result, reduces pressures in the perineal area and ensures ultimate comfort. This compact, high performance saddle is 135mm wide and 275mm long.
 
Full-carbon rail with 3K Carbon Rail 7X9 technology for reduced weight. A racing combination designed by Astute. Lightweight, ultimate performance and comfort, even under high-strain conditions.
 
Specificaition
  • Shock-Pad-Absorber-System, a new patented system based on two specific shock-absorber pads placed in between base and rails that absorb shocks and vibrations and eliminate any friction between the rail and the base.
  • Covering of Future microfiber,extra-strong yet soft, waterproof, breathable, washable and is in accordance with all Ecolabel requirements
  • The inside base is made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon
  • Length: 275mm x 135mm
  • Rails: Ø 7x9mm 3K Carbon Rail
AndyChem I have long had problems with long rides due to saddle sores. Good pads in better shorts help, but ... While I have only ridden 110 km on the Astute I can say no soreness. It's slightly narrower than my previous saddle, and has a cutout which is a first for me. I agree with online reviews that it is light, absorbes much of the buzz from poor roads and, while firm, it is very comfortable. Some reviews say the comfort increases as it breaks in and that may be tue but it's too early for me to confirm. Finally, the build is first rate ... obviously a quality product. Saddles are personal and I took a chance, and I'm happy I did. I bought on sale, but after trying I'd say it's worth the asking price. Recommended.
Miguel Beautiful saddle. Completely alleviates saddle sores during long rides.
Raymond Beautiful lightweight saddle, with enough padding for whole-day comfort.
Graeme A stunning hand made Italian saddle, now on my MTB. Comfortable, great price from Merlin and delivered incredibly quickly. Thank you.
John Very comfortable out of the box . Good looking. I liked I could color coordinate with my frame! A great upgrade from a stock saddle
Mr Page I already had one of these on another bike, they are absolutely superb saddles. It took me a few attempts to find the right saddle, it seems I have good flexibility, so my pelvis rotates forward, meaning that I need a cut-out. However, the other ones I have tried seem to have a noticeable edge to the cut-out, which actually causes more pressure. This saddle has a gradual curve into the cut-out, and the padding is fantastic quality, with different density in different parts of the saddle. For a comfortable, well made saddle it is very light, and I think they look good as well. I can wholeheartedly recommend this, and I will not use another saddle!
Mr Chiang Wonderful road saddle and keeps my hip pain away.
Andrea It's a great product, great manufacturing, very comfortable, light and at a bargain price
Gareth Excellent saddle. Very light and well constructed. Seems comfortable although I've yet to trial it on longer rides.