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Selle San Marco Revamps Iconic Saddle

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The saddle of choice for legendary racers such as Hinault, Saronni, Armstrong, and Bettini, Selle San Marcos venerable Concor is evolving for 2012, with new materials for reduced weight and slight ergonomic adjustments to reflect modern bicycle geometry and riding styles.

Selle San Marco Revamps Iconic Saddle

The saddle of choice for legendary racers such as Hinault, Saronni, Armstrong, and Bettini, Selle San Marco’s venerable Concor is evolving for 2012, with new materials for reduced weight and slight ergonomic adjustments to reflect modern bicycle geometry and riding styles.

A slightly wider nose, coupled with the traditional ‘wave’ profile with a raised tail, is designed for increased comfort when the rider gets ‘on the rivet’, plus the CFX version of the saddle features carbon rails with four insertion points and five points of support, as well as a distinctive “X” shape to increase rigidity. Load distribution and the push transmission are also improved.

The 2012 Concor is available in a variety of models. There is the basic Concor Racing, a pro version called the Racing Team, as well as the Carbon FX Racing Team with carbon rails. There are two cutaway versions – the Carbon FX Arrowhead and the Racing Arrowhead.

Finally, the Concor Protek is designed for off-road applications, while the Concor Sprint is shorter than the basic model, suitable for time-trial bicycles. All the saddles weigh between 190g and 160g depending on the model and come in variations of red/white/black. The shell is constructed from carbon fiber reinforced plastic, topped with Biofoam and covered with Microfeel material.

 

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