Selle Italia Turbo Matic 2 saddle
One of the most successful models of the Turbo range. Turbo Matic saddles have 3 elastomere pieces that connect the saddle rails with the saddle upper, offering a certain degree of suspension. It's hard to say if the popularity of this saddle has much to do with this elastomere technology. Comfort has to do with upper material, saddle shape, rail design and material and saddle padding. The importance of the elastomere is unclear, but all aspects together have made this an extremely popular saddle that is still in use after more than 25 years. The modern remakes of Turbo Matic saddles are regarded as a lower quality saddle, but I can't tell if that's true or not. But some pro riders still use it. I can imagine that Selle Italia makes small quantities of original Turbo Matics especially for them.
op Monday, April 02, 2012