Sad­dles

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - CONTENTS -

Al­though sad­dle choice de­pends on com­fort and in­di­vid­ual anatomy, the time trial (TT) sad­dle, pre­ferred by triath­letes, will feel very dif­fer­ent from a road sad­dle and there are key fea­tures to look for. Be­fore you choose one, be sure to get a proper bike fit. The steeper seat tube on a tri bike means the pelvis is ro­tated for­ward and the point of pres­sure is at the nose of the sad­dle rather than at the sit bones. To man­age com­fort at the front end, TT sad­dles tend to in­crease the size and pad­ding at the nose, use a cut out de­sign to re­move pres­sure or sim­ply elim­i­nate the nose al­to­gether. It’s im­por­tant to al­low the body to ac­cli­ma­tize to a new sad­dle for a suf­fi­cient pe­riod of time – a few weeks to a few months. With so much in­no­va­tion in sad­dle de­sign to­day and more op­tions than ever to choose from, we’re cer­tain there’s one here for you.

Selle Italia

Iron Tekno Flow

Adamo

ISM At­tack

PRO

Aero­fuel TT Sad­dle

Spe­cial­ized

Koobi

Sitero Ex­pert Gel Sad­dle

232T

Bon­trager

Hilo XXX

Selle SMP

Dy­namic

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