2015 Sea Otter Classic

Velo is among the world's largest saddle makers, cranking out upwards of 15 million units a year.

Velo is among the world's largest saddle makers, cranking out upwards of 15 million units a year (click to enlarge).​

Saddle giant Velo continues to broaden its high-end road offerings with four new models that were on display at the Sea Otter Classic. Dubbed the Angel line, all four feature a center cut-out for pressure relief. Underneath, the rails extend nearly the length of the saddle for additional support and better flex control.

The top end Angel Glide has a carbon base, weighs a scant 122g and retails for $290. It also has a unique Y-shape opening at the rear that helps control shell flex, claims Velo. The other new models are the Dive (220g), Ride (245g) and Fly (245g). All three run $130, and all four models come in a wide variety of colors and have top-side padding that is bonded to the shell, which makes them virtually waterproof. Available widths are 127mm and 144mm.

The new saddles are available in a wide variety of colors, including this feathery design.

The new saddles are available in a wide variety of colors, including this feathery design see on the Glide (click to enlarge).​

For the uninitiated, Velo is among the world's largest saddle makers, cranking out upwards of 15 million units a year for OEM spec, private label and under its own brand name. The Taiwan-based company also makes grips and bar tape and has been in business for 35 years.

For more information visit www.velosaddles.com.

This article is part of RoadBikeReview's coverage of the 2015 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.