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Selle Italia Turbo 1980 Saddle

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An old school saddle at an old school price, Selle Italia relaunches its landmark saddle. The Turbo was the saddle of choice for world famous cyclists such as Fignon, LeMond and Indurain. Differentiated-thickness padding. Nylon N6 shell. Black or Light Brown breathable full-grain leather. 280 grams.

Rail Material: FeC Alloy 

Shell Material: 10 Percent Carbon 

Cover Material: Breathable Full-Grain Leather 

Width: 139 mm

Length: 275 mm

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Reviewed 9/20/2013
by Anonymous
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San Jose, CA
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More good things going for it than bad

I'm not a fan of seat padding which is why I've gravitated to Brooks saddles over the years. But the Turbo's thin, firm padding does a good job of not creating pain at my seat points. Also, like the Brooks Pro or San Marco Rolls, the Turbo has a long, thin nose that allows the thighs to freely drop past the saddle. I have wide seat points and the Turbo works for me whereas, say the Concor is far too narrow for me. I like smooth leather that allows you to slide back into position after standing on the pedals, but I have to say the Turbo's suede may have some benefits in the long run. I've reluctantly collected at least fifteen saddles over the last 10 years and from riding the Brooks, I've finally learned how to properly sit on a bike seat, a bit of cycling knowledge being lost due to the laziness afforded by the center channel. For those who know how to sit on a bike saddle, the Turbo works well and will also add a nice classic alternative to the latest and greatest.

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Reviewed 6/11/2012
by Anonymous
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Stains pants if you sweat

I bought this saddle for my singlespeed MTB. It is really nice to sit on, but don't get it for commuting or if you wear street clothes. It leaves a brown stain on your ass which is not cool looking. I would only use it if you plan to ride in black tights.

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Reviewed 4/19/2012
by Big Tex
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Houston, TX
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Classic Saddle

Replaced my Body Geometry Riva Road saddle with the Turbo 1980 on my Specialized Steel Allez. I wanted an old school classic saddle but I'm not ready to buy a Brooks. I'm happy with the size, weight, feel and look of the Turbo. I will be rolling out on my first MS150 on the Turbo this weekend!

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