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€3,245 pledged of €10,000 goal
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By Franco and Eleonora
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About this project

First of all, enjoy our sellOttO project video in your language

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SellOttO has been created by a couple, Franco and Eleonora, inspired by their everyday cycling experiences. We have started the sellOttO project around two years ago developing 15 prototypes of saddles, testing them both in the laboratory and on the field (with the support of many cyclists on various types of bicycles). Once achieved the best balance between pedalling efficiency and saddle comfort, we have proceeded first in the ergonomic certification (with the Sport Medicine Center of Pavia University) and then in the structural certification (with the Mechanical Departement of Turin University). With the current 1st production lot (produced with local italian expert artisans) we want now to explore the feeling of different types of cyclists around the world. The backers' contribution will be used to manufacture the 1st operative production lot; the backers' proactive feedbacks will be welcome for the 2nd operative production lot.

 

The support concavity on the saddle is specially designed for the ischium and allows a more homogeneous distribution of the weight compared to traditional triangular saddles.

 

Here are the sellOttO basic models "I - Elegant", "II - Comfort", and "III - Sporty", to fit different body postures. In the photo gallery more details about the several versions available for the above models

 

As final synthesis, we are proud to share with you the sellOttO's strenghts, also vs our main bike saddle competitors

 

 

 

Thanks to everybody for backing our sellOttO. At end of campaign all the backers around the world will be mentioned in www.sellotto.it website with the first name (if not unique, also with the first letters of last name), in alphabetical order (without specifying reward # and pledge amount).

Risks and challenges

We are now starting the first operative production lot, and we are confident to respect the milestones for each reward; if the final backers will be more than our estimation, we will use the summer months to avoid delay in delivery, keeping each backer updated about the final delivery date. SellOttO will be delivered as default with the adapter to mount it in the traditional seatpost (with top diameter equal to 22.2 mm); if requested by the backer, sellOttO will be delivered with the adapter for the new seatpost (accepting rails spaced from 34 to 36 mm); in both cases the adapters will be black colour. If you need a customized mix of our saddles (eg 3 sporty-H17 sellOttO in 1 shipment), you can email us in advance asking for your customized mix; we will try to satisfy your request, reducing shipping costs as well. Even if sellOttO has been tested by many cyclists using several types of bicycles, once you will receive and test our sellOttO, your further comments and suggestions are welcome.

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    Your name in the website

    At end of campaign your first name (if not unique, also with the first letters of your last name) will be mentioned as backer in www.sellotto.it website, in alphabetical order (without specifying the pledge amount).

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    sellOttO elegant basic

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO basic model I-elegant (with medium padding) version-A01(faux leather lining printed with classic black colour). This sellOttO basic model I-elegant version-A01 will be delivered only with the adapter to mount it in the traditional seat post (with top diameter equal to 22.2 mm). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges

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    3) sellOttO elegant coloured

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model I-elegant (medium padding) version A01 - A15 (single colour printed in the leather lining, selected by you at end of the campaign between the sellotto's colours available).These sellOttO elegant coloured and the sellotto of the next rewards they will be delivered with the adapter to mount it in the traditional seat post (with top diameter equal to 22.2 mm) or in the new seat post (accepting rails spaced from 34 to 36 mm). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €38 or more About $42

    sellOttO sporty

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model III-sporty (tough padding with top concavities), version H17 (antislip leather lining). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    5) sellOttO elegant special texture

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model I-elegant (medium padding) special version SP01 - SP03 - SP05 (texture printed in the leather lining, selected by you at end of the campaign between the sellotto's textures available). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    6) sellOttO elegant customized

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model I-elegant (medium padding and faux leather lining) customized with your company logo (version L11), or with our name (version N11) or with an image of your choice (version P11). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €48 or more About $53

    7) sellOttO comfort faux leather lining

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model II-comfort (soft and memory padding) version-H15 (faux leather lining). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €54 or more About $59

    8) sellOttO comfort real leather lining

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model II-comfort (soft and memory padding) version-H25 (real leather lining). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €64 or more About $70

    9) 2 sellOttO: 1 elegant basic+1 sporty

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model I-elegant version-A01 and one sellOttO model III-sporty version-H17. More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €74 or more About $81

    10) 2 sellOttO:1 elegant basic+1 comfort

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model I-elegant version-A01 and one sellOttO model II-comfort version-H15. More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €84 or more About $92

    11) 2 sellOttO: 1 comfort + 1 sporty

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model II-comfort version-H15 and one sellOttO model III-sporty version-H17. More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $109

    12) 3 sellOttO: elegant +comfort +sporty

    At end of campaign you will will receive one sellOttO model I-elegant customized (version L11 or N11 or P11), one sellOttO model II-comfort version-H15, and one model III-sporty version-H17. More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €390 or more About $429

    13)10 sellOttO elegant,with company logo

    At end of campaign you will will receive ten sellOttO model I-elegant version-L11 (with the same company logo single colour). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €590 or more About $648

    14) 17 sellOtto: full collection 2017

    At end of campaign you will will receive seventeen sellOttO, including the full collection 2017 (model I-elegant version-A01,A03, A05, A07, A09, A11, A13, A15, SP01, SP03, SP05, L11, N11, P11; model II-comfort version H15, H25; model III-sporty version H17). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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    Pledge €990 or more About $1,088

    15) 25 sellOtto: as for your preference

    At end of campaign you will will receive twentyfive sellOttO, selected by you in the collection 2017 (only for model II-comfort can be selected max 10 units). More details in the photo gallery, risks and challenges.

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