The Repente project is the result of the entrepreneurial spirit of a pool of Italian managers, engineers and designers – who decided to share their experience, gained in decades of top-level, industry-specific work to create innovative products that reflect the state of the art in cycling.
Behind the Repente brand are years of research, design and development. Extensive R&D, aimed at developing innovative concepts, materials and construction solutions up to the highest of standards, and designs able to meet the aesthetic requirements of even the most demanding users. And we should know about demanding: we have waited this long because we are the most demanding of all. Today, we can finally offer sports cyclists something that was not there before, real advantages that go beyond empty claims. So here we are, ready to accept a threefold challenge: make you comfortable in the saddle, make you go fast, make you love your bicycle even more.
Our chosen motto, “Cycling is an art”, is not about us, it is about our love for our sport. The contribution that we want to make to cycling is the fruit of our experience, passion and technology. Cycling is inside us: we live and breathe it, just like you.
REPENTE, FOR THOSE WHO…
ALEENA, COMPTUS, KUMA are not just your average seats. We wanted to ensure the highest quality, and we used everything that technology and ergonomic expertise have in store to achieve the highest standards of comfort, reliability, lightness and design. What makes REPENTE seats unique is their exclusive RLS system, which allows for cover interchangeability in one simple and safe operation: while maintaining the same basic structure, different models can be fitted to suit your needs. This system will make sure that you always have the seat type best suited to your body (and why not, your bicycle) – with obvious financial savings. With REPENTE, it’s OK to change your mind!
Nothing more than what you need
We have designed our seats with a main goal in mind: doing without anything that the rider does not need. It is not so obvious as it sounds. REPENTE seats are shaped on the basis of the rider’s anatomical characteristics and the principles of ergonomics; we specifically decided to do without any feature that would not actually add to the user’s comfort and athletic performance. By following this principle and using high-tech materials, we have managed to produce extra-light seats. Less is more.
Any project implies a challenge: ours was to create a high-end seat combining top performance and minimised weight.We can proudly state that the light weight achieved with ALEENA, COMPTUS and KUMA places them at the top end of the padded seat range – at 130, 135 and 145 grams, respectively. It would have been easy to reach this goal – by compromising on the comfort of those who choose our products. It is a proven fact that saddle comfort is a crucial factor in the quality of athletic performance. The choices of professional cyclists are the most obvious proof.
Repente: Italian DNA. Those who love Italian style will not have missed the fact that our products are an exquisite expression of Italian design – simply another name for class, everywhere in the world. Lines with a racing-inspired, sleek, bold look and at the same time, sophisticated graphics and expertly matched materials – turning REPENTE products into added value for any bicycle. Painstaking care applied to every finishing detail – both on the upper surface and in the structural part of the seat. A great product must also look great – and we know.
The seat with the fattest padding is the most comfortable, right? Wrong! Low weight is a must, comfort comes second, right? Wrong again. REPENTE seats have got this mix just right. The shell is covered with a thin layer of EVA, a non-toxic and hypoallergenic material specially formulated for a self-forming effect in contact areas with the rider’s ischial bones – while at the same time ensuring the necessary reactivity to body weight.
The rear surface of the seat includes two small anatomical recesses at contact points. Their purpose is to make the seat more comfortable and reduce unintentional movementsin the saddle – making it easier to maintain the same riding position.
The tip. The tip end of ALEENA, COMPTUS and KUMA has an expanded support surface to enhance comfort at peak effort times. For the same reason, the thickness of thepadding layer has been increased. These features offer the ultimate advantage in the “seat-tip” sitting position, used by cyclists in time trials and in the hardest stretches of MTB routes.