Sad­dles

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PRO Fal­con Car­bon $240

With the pro Fal­con’s flat shape and light­weight eva pad­ding, it is an ex­cel­lent choice for ag­gres­sive rid­ers with a flex­i­ble physique. Avail­able in three widths with an anatomic cut-out (and three widths for those that don’t re­quire ex­tra soft-tis­sue pro­tec­tion), the Fal­con de­liv­ers a sur­pris­ing level of com­fort even dur­ing long rides. The smooth polyuretha­ne fab­ric cov­er­ing is light­weight, durable and min­i­mizes shorts-to-sad­dle fric­tion. pro specs a gram-shav­ing car­bon-re­in­forced poly­mer shell that helps re­duce vi­bra­tions when rid­ing on rough roads. The use of car­bon rails keeps the weight down; the 142-mm model here weighs 184 g. ( pro-bikegear.com)

Fab­ric Scoop Elite Gel Ra­dius $99

With Fab­ric’s unique con­struc­tion (the foam pad­ding is bonded di­rectly to the sad­dle base), the com­pany cre­ates sad­dles with more pad­ding, im­proved longevity and in­creased com­fort when com­pared with more tra­di­tional sad­dles. The Scoop Elite Gel Ra­dius ups this com­fort with the ad­di­tion of three large gel pads. Com­bined with a flex­i­ble base and a gen­er­ous 155-mm width, this sad­dle with chro­moly rails is a solid choice for rid­ers seek­ing in­creased com­fort or who also pre­fer a less ag­gres­sive rid­ing po­si­tion. ( fab­ric.cc)

Spe­cial­ized Women’s S-works Power with Mimic $350

The Women’s S-works Power with Mimic sad­dle show­cases some in­no­va­tive ideas for in­creas­ing rid­ing com­fort and min­i­miz­ing pres­sure points. The sad­dle com­bines vari­able­den­sity foam pad­ding with ag­gres­sive cut-outs, which all but elim­i­nate the risk of soft-tis­sue pres­sure. Spe­cial­ized also em­ploys its time-tested Body Ge­om­e­try con­struc­tion en­sur­ing even greater com­fort dur­ing ex­tended rides. The ad­di­tion of a strate­gi­cally flex­i­ble car­bon shell min­i­mizes com­po­nent weight with­out com­pris­ing com­fort, while the car­bon rails fur­ther shed un­nec­es­sary grams. Spe­cial­ized also in­cludes its swat-com­pat­i­ble mounts al­low­ing for the ad­di­tion of nu­mer­ous sleek and in­te­grated stor­age op­tions. ( spe­cial­ized.com)—gusalexan­dropou­los

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