Gravel Italian champion Matteo Zurlo rides Repente

A new top rider joins Repente. Matteo Zurlo, gravel Italian champion in the elite category, chose Repente saddles both for competitions with the Italian gravel national team and for road activity.

His preference fell on Artax, a saddle used by many agonists, including the Bingoal WB pros, because it combines ergonomics, lightness and resistance to deformation.

Matteo Zurlo has already tested Artax in the Gravel World Series race in Sardinia, which he finished in third place despite a gearbox problem.

«With Artax it was love at first sight, I immediately felt comfortable – said the Italian gravel champion, recently visiting the Repente headquarters -. It is a comfortable and light saddle, the double shell absorbs impacts well. I eliminated some discomfort that riders often have after many hours on the bike and when pedaling for a long time on the front of the saddle.”

Matteo Zurlo will return to gravel competitions at some world cup races with the Italian national team, at the Italian championship, at the European championship and at the World championship, which last year in Pieve di Soligo he finished in 20th place.

«Our technical partnerships with professional cyclists are constantly increasing – states Massimo Farronato, general director of Repente -. More and more high-level cyclists consider our products functional to their performance, and this is very gratifying to us. Besides, their feedback is an important resource for improving ourselves. I am very happy that Matteo is among our ambassadors, he is a talented athlete and, moreover, a very nice guy“. 


Artax is the most versatile saddle in the Repente range, an all-road that has proven to be a faithful travel companion for many road riders, including the professionals of Bingoal WB and Team Efapel.

The differentiated section rail is in UD carbon fibre. The double PA12 shell is reinforced with LCF (long carbon fiber) technology, which makes it perfectly rigid and non-deformable over time. The square shape of the front padding ensures better support when pedaling in a forward position. The Ergo Shape design facilitates freedom of movement on the inner thigh.

Artax is available in widths 132 and 142 mm.