New Saddles in the LAB!
German company SQ Lab takes a scientific approach and tests its saddles for pressure and comfort. We now have their Ergowave Active 612 line in the lab, with the unique cushioning system that allows you to choose your level of cushioning on each saddle.
We have now added the entire IDmatch system from Selle Italia, whose saddles we've 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 for great genital relief and prevention of numbness.
Cobb Cycling has been one of our favorites since we started selling saddles. Now renamed "Speed and Comfort," 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 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.
We also have a full line of Selle SMP road and triathlon test saddles, with SMP's full-length channel for relief, and their wide selection of road saddle colors.
German company SQ Lab takes a scientific approach and tests its saddles for pressure and comfort. The Ergowave line features a "step" shape which supports the sit-bones on a pressure-relief mid-section; and a deep depression in the center to reduce pressure and numbness. The Ergowave Active also adds a shock-absorbing elastomer under the saddle, with three interchangeable (soft/ medium/firm) inserts to choose your comfort level. SQ Lab recommends adding 1-3 cm to sit bone width to select the best width saddle. This is one of the most comfortable road/race saddles we have tested!
COBB MERICA - SAN REMO The masters at Cobb (speedandcomfort.com) have done it again, with new road saddles adding to their line. The Merica/San Remo (same saddle - different look) are narrow (38 mm) in front with just enough width (140 mm) in the rear. Padding is moderate: not too hard, not too soft. And you get the great Cobb cutout. 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 is 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 has a generous cutout, with 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/