Bontrager KA Karbonio K-651 Saddle: Carbon Rails & Kevlar Infused Leather - San Marco Concor Lite 1990's (Near Mint++)
This exotic saddle was a competitor of the entirely carbon fiber Selle Italia Flite Evolution, and it's even more rare. This is the final iteration of the famed Bontrager / San Marco collaboration of the 1990's. It features a wild kevlar infused leather cover & carbon rails. The (included) product tag calls the cover a "precious skin cover". The cover does appear skin like! It is very thin and tightly conformed to the high tech "Differentiated Rilsan" shell. It's super narrow, and ultralight at 176g.
The KA is the top shelf sister to the more common Bontrager Ti T202 & Chromoly M216. It was a design of Keith Bontrager himself. The overall shape is similar to the San Marco Concor Lite. It's a rad top shelf piece to finish a special 1990's retro mtb restoration.
Very very close to perfect, and it nearly passes for NOS. The only wear to note is the slightest rear corner wear, and a tiny spot of nose dye rub on the driveside. Show bike worthy for practically any bike.
- 7x9 carbon rails