Superstar turn the lairy factor up to 11 with latest saddles and bars!

Now that’s a seat that’ll get you noticed! Superstar Components’ Killer saddle is definitely one for the extroverts, and their latest riser bars aren’t exactly for shy and retiring types either, especially in sparkly ‘You know when you’ve been Tango’ed!’ orange. Shrinking violets needn’t be worried, though – there are plenty of more subdued options in the brand’s 2013 line-up.

There’s some big news bubbling away under the surface too. Having built their reputation on selling decent Taiwanese-made kit at wallet-friendly prices, Superstar are now taking the bold move of moving a fair chunk of their manufacturing to the UK. They’ll soon be making pedals, headsets, BBs, chainrings, bashrings, seat clamps and more in-house.

Why? Head honcho Neil Wilkinson says that with business booming but shipping and manufacturing costs soaring it makes sense to produce stuff on-site, especially when you’re dealing with limited production runs in lots of colours. Let’s just hope the prices remain so reasonable. More info at www.superstarcomponents.com. Check out some of the latest saddles and bars below.

Ignore the insanely wide (915mm) Yardstick - Superstar make plenty of more sensibly proportioned risers too! Picture by James Costley-White

Ignore the insanely wide (915mm) Yardstick - Superstar make plenty of more sensibly proportioned risers too!

This is their 780mm all-mountain/downhill bar, available in nine colours for £35. Picture by James Costley-White

This is their 780mm all-mountain/downhill bar, available in a choice of nine colours for £35

There's a choice of 12mm ('Flatland'), 25mm ('Descent') or 40mm ('Highline') rises, with five degrees of upsweep and nine degrees of backsweep. Picture by James Costley-White

There's a choice of 12mm ('Flatland'), 25mm ('Descent') or 40mm ('Highline') rises

Plus some helpful cutting marks! Picture by James Costley-White

Plus some helpful cutting marks!

Superstar have saddles to suit all tastes and wallets, from £23 to £80. Picture by James Costley-White

Superstar have saddles to suit all tastes and wallets, from £23 to £80

The super-lairy Killer saddle comes with a choice of 'Zombie' (main image), 'Pinup' (seen here) and 'Werewolf' designs, all for £25. Picture by James Costley-White

The super-lairy Killer saddle comes in 'Zombie' (main image), 'Pinup' (seen here) and 'Werewolf' designs for £25

The Signature saddle has a simple logo design and comes in seven colours. RRP is £23. Picture by James Costley-White

The Signature saddle has a simple logo design and comes in seven colours. RRP is £23

The Circuit saddle comes in five colours, including eye-catching purple, for £23. Picture by James Costley-White

The Circuit saddle comes in five colours, including eye-catching purple, for £23

Moving up the price range, the £35 Ti-railed Peak saddle is aimed at all-mountain riders. Picture by James Costley-White

Moving up the price range, the £35 Ti-railed Peak saddle is aimed at all-mountain riders

The laser-engraved graphics are a homage to Superstar's local riding spot, the Peak District. Picture by James Costley-White

The laser-engraved contour line graphics are a homage to Superstar's local riding spot, the Peak District

The Racer is a lightweight carbon-railed option with a claimed weight of just 190g. Picture by James Costley-White

The Racer is a lightweight carbon-railed option with a claimed weight of just 190g

Superstar plan to add carbon wheels, bars and seatposts to their line-up this year. Picture by James Costley-White

Superstar plan to add carbon wheels, bars and seatposts to their line-up this year