Astute Starlite VT Road Bike Saddle
The Star Lite is a new road saddle that holds two international patents and continues astute's reputation for combining elite cycling performance and exquisite design. Developed with feedback from professional athletes, the saddle's design is based on a single aerodynamic nylon carbon shell that is curved to offer a different base for riders' sit bones. The open u-shaped shell zone sets a new standard for ergonomics and aesthetics while a 3K carbon rail keeps weight low.
- Flat Shape
- Rails: Carbon
- VT - Cut-out
- Width: 135mm
- Weight: 185g
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I got it a massive discount, so it was great value given that. This is the best fit I have found in 20+ years of cycling. I was on selle italia for a long time, and still like them, but this is better (flite years ago, then SLR most the last few years). I tried recent specialized with moderate cutout, but they are all too wide. also tried selle smp, but the cutout is so extreme it really only offers one comfortable position, moving out of that makes them terrible. This saddle has the best width for me, combined the right amount of depression from front to back. the cut out is good as it distributes pressure better than a full cut out (all the full cut outs do is increase pressure elsewhere).
It's very comfortable and cool. The feeling of sitting was not as hard as I thought, it does not get in the way of the legs. I like it very much.