Astute might not be the first name that spring to mind when you think of saddles, so if you’re not familiar they’re an Italian company with a penchant for handmade saddles and a creative leaning towards the use of brightly coloured plastic. Hence the limited-edition Skylite VT Camo saddle we have here.
So the first thing to mention is that if you don’t fancy the camo colour here, don’t worry. This is one of an 888-piece limited edition and it comes in two other designs: all black and all white. On the other hand, if you’ve been looking for the final piece to add to your camouflage Cipollini, then we’ve probably just made your day.
Onto the spec, and this is one light saddle. At a claimed 160g you won’t find much else lighter on the market outside of something unpadded like Selle Italia’s crazy all-carbon SLR Tekno. And with the Astute you have the added bonus of being able to pick a design that’s little more out there than bare carbon.