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Selle Italia’s New GT-1 Saddle is Built Like a Croc with Glue-Free Lock-On System

Selle Italia GT1 saddle
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If I were to say a saddle was built like a Croc, what would come to mind? It probably wouldn’t be the new GT-1 from Selle Italia, but after you see how it’s put together, it all makes sense.

Meant for commuter or comfort bikes, the GT-1 is an extremely affordable saddle that claims to have a smaller environmental footprint due to its unique construction. Instead of using glue to attach the padding to the saddle body, it uses what they are calling a Lock-on System.

The EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) material is definitely reminiscent of a Croc shoe, and the cover is created in a way that allows it to be mechanically interlocked to the saddle body. Theoretically, you should be able to replace the cover if it’s damaged, but you could also separate the cover from the body at the end of its life for recycling.

Measuring 180mm (W) x 250mm (L), the saddle includes Fec Alloy rails with a weight of 292g. The best part though, may be the retail of $39.99.

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Naw
Naw
9 days ago

That’s going to get so floppy and loose.. at least it’s 40? But still.. even their rail seats get loose so fast. Honestly haven’t had a worse seat in 10 yrs, than a $100 on sale Italia saddle.

WhateverBikes
7 days ago
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Yeah, because Selle Italia is such an inexperienced, low quality saddle maker. What the hell do they know, right! ‍♂️

Jef
Jef
9 days ago

Not putting my bussy on that

pmurf
pmurf
9 days ago

Love to see this kind of innovation at the lower end of the price/performance spectrum – where it will benefit a lot more people. Waterproof, cheaper, reduces time and human error in assembly. I dig it!

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