Astute saddles are unmistakably Italian, pairing race-car-inspired style with meticulous technical features. Each model boasts a patented new construction process, and is handmade in Veneto, a region with a 40-year track record in top-quality saddle manufacturing.
The Skylite SR model borrows its minimalist yet supportive shape from Astute's mid-range saddles, yet adds carbon fiber rails to the mix, further the weight reduction even more. Like the rest of the Astute line, the Skylite SR features the patented dual shell design that captures the saddle's microfiber cover, attaching it to the shell without the need for heavy and less durable glue and staples. This means you get a saddle that not only looks better from every vantage point, but also weighs less and lasts longer.
The ultra-thin inner shell is reinforced with carbon fiber and features a precisely engineered "open u" shape that positions the padding for maximum comfort where it's needed most without increasing the overall size or weight of the saddle. The "tri-density" cushioning is a combination of two different density pads, plus a third "memory foam" layer, each fused into precise position using the dual shell design.
For even more comfort, Astute uses the Shock Pad Absorber System (SPAS), a design which consists of special pads placed at the attachment point of the rails to the shell, helps to dampen shocks and vibrations, eliminating friction between the rails and the shell and helping to maintain the saddle's stability and support.
The Skylite SR features carbon fiber rails and is available in Black/Black. 173g.