Sad­dles

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Pro Stealth Car­bon $280

De­signed with con­sul­ta­tion and test­ing from pro road teams, the new Stealth Car­bon sad­dle of­fers ex­cep­tional com­fort and per­for­mance when rid­ing on the hoods, when rid­ing in the drops or when us­ing aero bars. Pro starts with a wide nose that helps spread pres­sure over a larger area and adds a pres­sure-re­liev­ing cut-out that fur­ther in­creases com­fort. This unique shape com­bi­na­tion al­lows you to stay in the drops or on time trial bars for longer pe­ri­ods of time with less dis­com­fort and elim­i­nates the need for spe­cial time-tri­al­spe­cific sad­dles. Other in­ter­est­ing fea­tures in­clude a se­ries of re­in­forc­ing bridges in the car­bon shell that re­duce un­wanted flex com­monly found in sad­dles with sim­i­larly large cut-outs. The sad­dle is avail­able in two widths (142 mm and 152 mm) and is a great choice if you want to use one sad­dle for a va­ri­ety of events. ( pro-bikegear.com)

BBB Spec­trum $55

Un­like some more spe­cial­ized min­i­mal­ist sad­dles, the Spec­trum is gen­er­ously padded and suit­able for both spir­ited trail and road rid­ing. For ad­di­tional com­fort dur­ing longer rides, bbb has also added a cen­tral groove that helps re­lieve pres­sure on sen­si­tive tis­sues. Durable boron steel rails and a glass-fi­bre re­in­forced shell en­sure long-term dura­bil­ity with­out adding un­nec­es­sary weight. ( gw­bi­cy­cle.com)

Spe­cial­ized Women’s Myth Comp $125

With its broad, flat shape, the women’s Myth Comp is a com­fort­able and ver­sa­tile sad­dle suit­able for any style of moun­tain bik­ing. As with many Spe­cial­ized sad­dles, the Myth Comp em­ploys a pres­sure-re­liev­ing cut-out and Body Ge­om­e­try con­struc­tion for all-day rid­ing com­fort. Spe­cial­ized uses low-fric­tion pan­els on the nose and tail, which im­prove pedalling ef­fi­ciency and min­i­mize any fab­ric snag­ging when mov­ing on the sad­dle. For strength with­out un­nec­es­sary weight, the com­pany specs hol­low chro­moly rails. Fi­nally, the Myth Comp is avail­able in three widths (143 mm, 155 mm and 168 mm), which should help you get a sad­dle that best matches your sit bones. ( spe­cial­ized.com)

Bon­trager Women’s Ajna Pro Car­bon $260

De­signed for both road and moun­tain bike rid­ing, the Ajna Pro Car­bon is a solid choice for com­pet­i­tive cy­clists. As with many sad­dles, the Ajna Pro of­fers an op­ti­mized shell shape for ex­cep­tional com­fort. Bon­trager adds a now ubiq­ui­tous cut-out for pres­sure re­lief and has widened the nose for greater com­fort dur­ing ag­gres­sive rid­ing. Sus­pended over­size car­bon rails are af­fixed to a car­bon fi­bre re­in­forced shell cre­at­ing an ideal com­bi­na­tion of flex, low weight and strength. ( trek­bikes.com)—gusalexan­dropou­los

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