This offering is for a new-old-stock Selle San Marco "Integra - MSA" (Mono Scocca Ativa) saddle with a very unique design. If you look closely at the pictures...paying particular attention to the last five or so...you will note the saddle shell and rails are integrated as one piece of hard plastic.
We would be the first to admit there is some concern over the durability of such an integrated design, but if you also note the last 3 to 4 pictures, there is an added support that comes down from the roof of the saddle shell and connects near each rail...but not so close as to interfere with a seatpost clamp. By no means are we saying this is revolutionary, or a superior design, but it does seem fairly sturdy with the added supports that appear to help strengthen the rails. Having said all of the above, we would still recommend that only smaller and lighter riders consider this saddle as a viable option.
This unique design undoubtedly contributes the the saddle's relatively light weight (220 grams according to our digital postal scale...which is probably not 100% accurate, but should still be fairly close). We should also point out this saddle is relatively hard, as there is not a lot of cushioning over any part of the hard plastic shell.
As for condition, they all came to us in new-in-the-box condition, as pictured, and the few that we have pulled out of the box have all looked good...no shop wear here.
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Note to international customers regarding shipping...
We apologize to those that feel some of our international shipping charges are too high. We only charge actual shipping rates, but once an order exceeds a certain amount, we hesitate to use the least expensive US Postal Services First Class International service. We feel this way, because this service is not trackable or insurable...so more risk of loss. We prefer the US Postal Services Priority Mail International service for more expensive orders, because this service is trackable at USPS.com and insurable...so less risk of loss. Unfortunately, this service is more expensive, especially for smaller/lighter packages, relative to the First Class International service. We are sorry about these higher shipping costs, but hopefully our notes help to explain why this is the case.
Note to international customers regarding customs...
We also apologize to those that feel their country import taxes, duties and brokerage fees are excessive. As a small US business, we are required by customs' laws to declare each order as a retail sale. Additionally, the declared order value must be equal to total store purchases and/or winning auction bids (less any shipping costs, as these are not considered in the declared value). As a result, each customer will be responsible for paying his/her own country taxes, duties and brokerage fees, which will be collected upon delivery. Again, we apologize for these additional costs, but we cannot afford the penalties and fines that come with breaking customs' laws...so we have to strictly abide by them.