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Astute Italia Starline VT Saddle

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Starline VT Saddle

Built for long-mile comfort on the road, the Starline VT is a lightweight, sleek, and comfortable saddle for hitting the tarmac. This high-end perch features a flat shape for easy transitions between casual and aggressive riding positions, as well as a pressure-relieving center cutout to keep your soft tissues happy during long miles on washboard-laden roads. Lightweight titanium rails and triple-density memory foam padding put comfort first and foremost, all without sacrificing the support needed when you're bracing for hard sprints.

  • Lightweight, comfortable saddle for road cycling
  • Titanium rails shed grams without sacrificing strength
  • Progressive memory foam offers first-rate comfort and support
  • Flat shape with pressure-relieving center cutout
  • Reinforced cover provides grip and abrasion resistance
  • Nylon and carbon shell is lightweight and highly durable
  • Item #ASU1WU4

Rails
titanium
Shell
nylon-carbon
Cover
Italian microfiber
Seat Length
270mm
Seat Width
135mm
Claimed Weight
230g
Recommended Use
road cycling

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>Rating: 5

Very nice saddle-though round not flat

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
135
Height
6` 1"
Weight
184 lbs

I've been doing a lot of fit tweaking during this off season, indoor season. I went all in on the Steve Hogg system so I've moved the cleats all the way back, lowered the saddle, shortened the stem and a few other minor things. While assessing movement in a mirror, I did notice my hips were shifting laterally a bit. I'm very flexible for my age (61 can extend palms nearly to the floor) so some companies say I should be on a flat saddle, which I have been (Fabric Scoop) for 3-4 years. I thought I'd give this a try as the narrow center and overall shape looked like it would work for me. My instincts were right. The fit is very good and comfort has improved as I'm not moving around as much. A few notes about saddle design. I've found flat saddles do not need a channel because the center of your anatomy sits higher. Round saddles do need the the relief void because the sit bones set lower and the center is higher. Also, when you move from flat to round the saddle needs to be raised (4-5mm) because the sit bones are lower. I may follow up when I move this outside, but for now this is a very solid comfortable product.