New Italian saddle brand offers replaceable covers on carbon base

By Stephen Frothingham

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 …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News