Crafting some of the most high-tech, innovative saddles on the market, Astute Italia continues the tradition of Venetian saddle makers that came before them. Solidifying this commitment to Italian quality and innovation, the Astute Italia Sky Line 3. 0 Pilarga VT Saddle features a twin shell that reduces vibration from fatiguing you during endurance efforts, high-cadence training rides, and races. This particular Pilarga version (i. e. meaning larger in Venetian) is 10 millimeters wider than the standard Skyline 3. 0 VT Saddle, offering a bit more support and stability for larger cyclists. Seeing it's part of the VT collection (i. e. "verta" meaning open in Venetian), you'll find a large center channel cut-out that relieves pressure in the pelvic area. It's shaped in a flat outline that's optimized for endurance riding, as well as spirited training and racing efforts. Titanium rails reduce weight while optimizing strength while the Italian microfiber cover keeps the saddle soft to the touch, resistant to inclement weather, and easy to wipe clean after a long ride.