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Selle Repente Quasar switches carbon to steel rails for 170g on and off-road saddle

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Selle Repente have expanded their range of on- and off-road saddles with the addition of the Repente Quasar, the Italian brand’s first saddle to run steel rails instead of carbon. As seen on the Artax GL gravel saddle, the shell is carbon, helping to keep the weight down to a claimed 170g. Here are the details.

Selle Repente Quasar

black repente quasar saddle road off-road 142mm steel rail carbon shell
The Repente Quasar is 260 mm (10.24 in) long and 142 mm (5.59 in) wide at its widest point
The Repente Quasar is a 142mm saddle featuring a flat top with a centrally positioned wide channel cut-out for pressure relief around the rider’s perineal region. As with all Repente saddles the rear support surface is modeled according to anatomical and ergonomic requirements.
 
Repente say the “close fit” effect produced by this particular shape makes the saddle comfortable without the need for thick layers of padding. The padding consists of polyurethane, while a water-based non-slip polyurethane microfibre was chosen for the cover.
 
selle repente quasar saddle perineal cutout pressure relief carbon shell steel rail 142mm wide
 
The Repente Quasar gets a PA12-blended long carbon fiber shell, the same shell we see on their Prime 2.0, Spyd 2.0 and Artax GL models. What’s PA12 when it’s at home? It’s an industrial strength nylon polymer with some interesting properties… it is both abrasion and chemical resistant, and has extremely low moisture absorption, making it great for applications like saddles that are likely to see all of the above.
 
It’s also strong, but flexible. Combined with carbon fibers, they’re able to (they say) create a shell that’s tough, but comfortable.
 
selle repente quasar steel rail saddle
 
This on- and off-road saddle gets an Aisi Stainless Steel rail strengthened further by the Shot 304 process which hardens the metal surface. The Repente Quasar weighs a claimed 170 grams, just 10g heavier than their Artax GL gravel saddle that runs carbon rails.

Pricing & Availability

The Repente Quasar on-road and off-road saddle is available now at an RRP of 109 €.

SelleRepente.com

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Andy Radin
Andy Radin
2 years ago

Stopped reading after “142mm.” Imagine if most bike manufacturers only made small and medium frames

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

Off road saddles should have edge protection. This looks like a road saddle.

Involuntary Soul
Involuntary Soul
2 years ago

edge protection distroys bibs

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