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New Italian saddle brand offers replaceable covers on carbon base

Published February 15, 2018
New brand to be distributed by Provision Cycling.

UDINE, Italy (BRAIN) — Repente, a new Italian brand, is offering a line of high-end saddles that use a lightweight carbon base and rails with modular, replaceable covers so riders can change out the cover for their intended use.

Repente's CEO is Massimo Farronato, a former longtime purchasing director at Selle Royal Group.

"Our 'Cycling is an art' payoff summarizes our mission," said Farronato, "that is to create innovative Italian products highly appealing for the public, introduce new technologies focusing on comfort and performance, propose valuable design solutions, painstakingly caring for every detail, from the choice of materials all the way to packaging."

The saddle line includes three saddles, the ALEENA, COMPTUS and KUMA. All have full carbon bases and weigh 130, 135 and 145 grams respectively.

The Repente Locking System allows the covers to be switched. The company said that allows riders to tailor the saddle to the riding style and anatomy or replace the cover if it gets worn out or damaged. The cover can be replaced while the saddle base and rails remain installed on the bike, so the ride position is unchanged. The company said the design is better for the environment because less material needs to replaced.

The saddle's base structure has a four-year warranty.

The saddles will retail for about 320 euros. U.S. pricing wasn't available.

Provision Cycling, the employee-owned offshoot of Ochsner International, will be the brand's U.S. distributor and is showing the line at the CABDA show. More information:

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