This Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon FX Protek Open Saddle is no longer available although you may find similar or newer versions below:
The Carbon FX Protek Open saddle is the carbon off road version of the new Aspide. This saddle features the Open System which is designed for total support and relief in the perineal area and silicone inserts increase wear resistance and bike control.
The Carbon FX has Selle San Marco's DNA Carbon rails with Carbon waist that are light weight but with an increase in strength. Ideal for use off-road the Protek version features silicone inserted into the cover that are distributed in the areas most subject to wear but not only do you help protect the saddle they also increase bike control when sat in the saddle.
With a new padding material PEBAX® foam used that is ultra light weight but also has excellent spring back and elastic return offering increased levels of comfort.
New DNA unidirectional carbon rail is the longest carbon rail in the market allowing one of the best adjustments in the forward and backward movement of any saddle out there.
The Open System is the result of clinical tests and ongoing research on the anatomical conformation of riders. This feature consists of a gradual opening in the saddle for total support and relief in the perineal area.
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic
Shell with variable carbon percentage according to the needs or performance required for the saddle. The lengthened carbon fibre reinforces the shell to obtain a very strong, flexible and light material. This mix of materials enables the shell to keep its shape unchanged through years.
This system enables to increase the rigidity of the rail, avoiding useless spin and torsion of the saddle, without compromise the comfort during the performance. The crossing X shape knot (Dinamyc Node Action) is the point where all the forces concentrate. Localize the forces enables to create an additional support only in a well-defined area of the rails and in this way you can also contain the weight.
Multilayer carbon rail with internal strengthening waist in aluminium. The particular and unique structure makes it extremely strong in its more critical area – the attachment of the saddles - yet the lightest in its category.
PeBax Foam Padding
Selle San Marco introduce Pebax foam to the saddle industry. A new saddle material for padding with extraordinary key technological benefits such as ultra light weight (40% lighter than the best EVA foam used on other saddles). Bio-compatibility with outstanding shape recovery which allows it to have no mechanical property loses during repeated impacts. In addition it shows excellent spring back as well as accurate dimensional stability. These features allow the saddle to lighter and more comfortable.
This cover is breathable and hard wearing. This material also offers better adherence to the padding, emphasizing the ergonomic shapes of the saddle. It is less deformable and lighter than traditional materials. The particular surface assures an anti-skid effect with an extraordinary grip on the saddle. Its composition respects the standards of bio-compatibility.
Protek helps to increase the resistance of the saddle to wear and tear. To this purpose, silicone supports have been added on the sides, where it is higher the possibility that the saddle deteriorate because of the friction or abrasion.
Performance saddles are narrower than the models designed for shorter ride comfort. They're intended for riders who have a committed riding style with weight on hands and feet so they're narrower and lighter. High tech padding materials and flexible body designs keep your pressure points comfortable and lightweight chassis components keep the weight down. Most have some kind of ergonomic design to reduce pressure on nerves and allow unrestriced blood flow to your sensitive areas. Womens models have a wider design to suit their naturally wider pelvis. Saddle widths vary across the ranges from narrow (upto 130mm), medium (upto 138mm) to wide (upto 146mm). Narrower saddles are the popular choice for longer distance riders as they do not cause the hips to be placed in an unnatural position. Wider saddles will often feel comfortable initially due to their greater surface area but then progressively decrease in comfort as the miles increase, the correct choice of saddle is a case of getting the balance between initial comfort and overall comfort.
Selle San Marco are proud of their decades of history. Their founder, Comm. Luigi Girardi, with insight and sagacity created in Rossano Veneto an entrepreneurial model to admire and follow. Today the founder's grandchildren - Luigi and his brothers Luca, Giovanni and Antonella - have inherited his dynamism along with the management of Sella San Marco. They run Selle San Marco with the help of their enthusiastic parents Antonio and Giuseppina, who are occupied daily in the firm. "We are approaching 70 years in business, seventy years of vast and constantly increasing production, all of it in Italy," says Luigi Girardi. "We developed and manufactured famous saddles like the Regal, Rolls and Concor, Era models, ridden by the greatest champions of cycling. "Every year we've added new patents and solutions to our collection, saddles designed to meet every need of every cyclist.”
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