Selle Italia Epocha saddle

Selle Italia launch vintage style range

Selle Italia recently unveiled a range of saddles and accessories offering customers vintage style products; that benefit from modern technology.

The range, made using machinery last operated in 1897, has been designed to outperform Brooks, England’s favourite leather saddle manufacturer.

The Selle Italia range of saddles

The range consists of three models; Mitica for trekking, Storico for racing and Epoca for endurance. Most noteworthy, all saddles are handmade and combine two layers of leather with one layer of mesh. Consequently the saddle resists deformation and the product’s longevity is ensured. Especially relevant is the fact that Brooks use just one layer.

Selle Italia’s dual-metal compression rivets are designed to keep their shape and not tear the saddle leather when tightened. This can be a common problem with Brooks saddles due to their preference for hand-hammered copper rivets.

High quality accessories

In addition a further range of accessories accompanies the saddles all of which are produced from the same high-quality leather . The Gloriosa saddle bag attaches to metal tabs fitted discreetly under each saddle. And flat bar grips are offered in either Epica, an ergonomic shape, or Eterna a standard shape. Leather road tape is  also available and both tape and grips are supplied with stylish cork bar ends. Finally all Sella Italia products are offered in both black and honey.

The range will be available from around March 2017!

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