Astute Italia handcrafts some of the most high-tech, innovative saddles on the market in Italy, continuing the heritage of Venetian saddle makers that came before them. Solidifying this commitment to premium quality and innovative design, the Astute Italia Sky Line 3. 0 VT Saddle features a twin shell that reduces fatiguing vibration before it's transferred to your body. This means you'll be able to lay down power while training and racing without excessive vibration sapping your output on the road. 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 and racing, as well as spirited training and racing. 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.