Since 2015, Velo has been tipping its hat to the Chinese Zodiac with limited-edition saddles featuring the animals that coincide with each year on the lunar calendar.
This year is the year of the tiger, and Velo is charging ahead with two new saddle designs that pay homage to the animal that Chinese lore dubs the king of the mountain.
The first Year of the Tiger design is the Luminous Tiger, which features a large tiger across the seat that glows in the dark, surrounded by forests, flowers and white rabbits.
The second design, the Cotton Tiger, is based on the popular Chinese toy of the same name. It features seven cotton tiger faces in a line down the center of the saddle, along with the Chinese character of “King” (王), on each side.
The Senso Edge features an anti-slip design that keeps riders firmly in place when it gets wet or when riding aggressively. It also has an integrated I-Carry handle on the back to make lifting heavier bikes easier.
Other features include:
- Velo’s AirForm technology, which forms to riders’ contact points and evenly distributes weight.
- Atmos Shaping technology, which connects the saddle base and covers without a visible seam. combines the saddle cover and the base without a visible seam, making it waterproof and easier to clean.
- Velo’s reversed ArcTech design, which provides stability in different riding positions and increased comfort.
Year of the Tiger saddles cost MSRP $99.