Astute Skycarb VT saddle review

A saddle that costs £360? Let's hope the Astute Skycarb VT saddle can live up to expectations.

astute skycarb vt saddle
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Astute Skycarb VT saddle performs as well as you'd expect from a £360 saddle, although its curved shape won't be for everyone.

Reasons to buy
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    Fully carbon-fibre

Reasons to avoid
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    Shape won't suit everyone

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At £360, there's no doubt where the Astute Skycarb VT saddle is positioning itself in the market: this is an unashamedly premium performance saddle aimed at cyclists looking for the ultimate blend of lightweight and performance.

>>> Buyer's guide: cycling saddles

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.