Selle Italia guarantees its products for twenty-four (24) months from the date of purchase, with the exception of its consumable and wear-and-tear-prone parts: proof of purchase date is that specified on the receipt issued by an authorised dealer. A faulty product will be repaired or replaced by Selle Italia within the above-mentioned period if the defect is not due to carelessness, improper use or incorrect installation. Non-compliance with the following indications invalidates any warranty: in which case Selle Italia will not be liable for any damage or injury possibly occurring. The warranty is offered only to the original purchaser and cannot be extended to third parties, and no dealer, agent or employee of Selle Italia is authorised to modify, extend and expand it. This warranty does not compromise any possible rights protected by the national laws regarding consumer goods, which the customer always has the right to exercise.
The life of the product can depend on the type of use, weather conditions, road surface, the weight of the rider and your actions when riding. The product may become damaged in case of falls, blows, impacts or mistreatment. Any type of flaw, deformation or change in Colour in the areas subject to greatest stress indicate that the product has reached the end of its useful life, and therefore must be replaced. For safety reasons, Selle Italia recommends replacing the product 10 years after its purchase, or whenever there are signs of structural degradation, or in any case after it has been used for 15000 Km.
The seat post can affect the structural strength of the saddle. The particular conformation of the clamping system of some types of seat posts can compromise the strength of the saddle rail, or interfere with the structure, altering its performance. The use of unsuitable seat posts can cause problems and can be the cause of accidents to persons and property. Please check the compatibility of your seat post with the indications given in (fig. 1). It is advisable to use seat posts having a clamping system of adequate size, and that cannot exert a cutting action on the saddle rail. Overtightening the seat post (fig. 2) could determine breakage of the saddle rail, and be the cause of accidents. The seat post coupling system must not have sharp edges, as this could reduce the product’s useful life or determine early breakage of the saddle (fig. 3). The saddle rail must be housed on a suitable surface: some clamping systems may damage it (fig. 4). Horizontal adjustment of the saddle must respect the permissible limits, marked on the rail (fig. 5).
To clean the saddle of dirt and sweat, it is advisable to use a soft cloth moistened with water and a little neutral soap. Do not use solvent-base products (oils or creams) on the saddle covering as they could cause cracking or detaching of the covering. Also, particular types of sweating, or the use of anti-irritant lotions, can damage the saddle covering. The loss of Colour in some covering materials is not covered by the warranty, as this is normally caused by UV rays, sweat, heat, moisture.
Moving the saddle back, up, or its angle, even by just a few mm, can considerably affect performance or pedalling action. Perfect positioning of the saddle requires care and attention. In case of difficulty, see your local dealer, or contact Selle Italia directly.