Due to popular demand, and no doubt the surge of popularity of classic styled fixed gear and single speed road bikes, Selle San Marco have re-released a range of three of their classic saddle designs; named the Vintage line, it consists of the Rolls, the Concor, and as tested here, the Regal.
E’ Tornata, they trumpet: it's back. The Selle San Marco Concor is regarded by some as a revolutionary perch; the original 1978 design was based on anatomical principles rather than simple aesthetics, a novel idea back in the day. It's a different shape to a modern saddle but very comfy and just the thing to complement a period bike or fixed iron.
Micro matrix (faux leather to you and me) coverings and indexed Cro-moly rails might not set pulses racing but the Pro-Lite Cles CrMo saddle's superb build quality, innovative design, competitive pricing, and unique “full zone” cut-out could be a big hit with those looking for a minimalist racing saddle at a price to match.
My first impression of this saddle was: [expletive] me, this thing is light! The SLR is a true featherweight at a mere 135g, proudly advertised on the saddle and ratified by the road.cc scales. And it looks fast too. You might think at this weight comfort would be, shall we say, a secondary consideration. You'd be mistaken: it's a well designed and reasonably comfy minimalist perch.