New Saddles in the LAB!
We have now added the entire IDmatch system from Selle Italia, whose saddles we have long admired. Try out their SLR saddles for light weight, Flite saddles for a little more cushioning, and women's-specific models. Flow saddles have a cutout; and SuperFlow saddles have a large cutout for great genital relief and prevention of numbness.
Cobb Cycling has been one of our favorites since we started selling saddles. John Cobb has always understood both aerodynamics and the need for comfort -- Cobb saddles all offer a cutout to help prevent numbness or genital pain. Now they've expanded their line with new road saddles that are a little slimmer in the nose, but retain both a cutout and enough rear width for good stability. We think these new saddles will be hits with roadies of all sizes!
Shimano's PRO line is looking awesome, with the new Stealth. The Stealth takes cues from the Specialized Power line, with very light weight at an even lower price point.
VO2 cycling has entered the market with a revolutionary saddle shape. For a unique experience guaranteed to relieve perineal pressure, numbness, and pain, try their Evolve.
See also the new Tri saddles from Fizik (Mistica), Selle Italia (Iron Flow), Prologo (TGale), and Profile Design (Vertex).
Selle Italia's SLR SuperFlow combines low weight for racing, with a huge cutout for complete central relief, and just enough padding for long days in the saddle.
COBB MERICA - SAN REMO The masters at Cobb have done it again, with new saddles adding to their line ("Comfort = Speed"). The Merica/San Remo (same saddle - different cover) are narrow (38 mm) in front with just enough width (140 mm) for most in the rear. Padding is moderate: not too hard, not too soft. And you get the great Cobb cutout. We recommend it for avid roadies of all levels. Also available with carbon rails for less weight!
COBB TENACE - The Tenace was designed with long distances in mind. It's essentially a slimmed down Randee -- which has been wildly popular but a little too wide for some riders. The nose is 45 mm wide, while the rear is 130 mm with a gentle curve. The Tenace retains the generous cutout of the Randee, with similar moderate padding: not too hard, not too soft. We recommend it for road cyclists of all types and triathletes who want a slimmer saddle.
Shimano-Pro Stealth: This new one from Shimano is already getting great reviews. Similar to the Specialized Power, the Stealth is a balanced road saddle with moderate padding, a semi-curved shape, and a great big cutout in the center. Although a little wider in the nose than traditional road saddles, it still gives plenty of leg room, while providing great relief for genitals. Available in 142mm or 152mm widths -- we recommend the 152 for larger or heavier riders.
VO2 Evolve - Very few saddles relieve central pressure, numbness, or blood supply compromise better than the new Evolve 2.2 series from VO2 Cycling. We are one of the first to offer this saddle, which is a life-saver (or at least a genital-saver) for many triathletes and roadies. Our demo saddle has 1" thick foam with medium-soft padding, but there are other models: 0.6" padding, firmer foam, softer foam, and the shorter/wider 2.1 model. See their research here: https://v-o2.com/health-science/