Triathlon Magazine Canada

WHAT’S NEW

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$215 We can still remember the launch of the original Sitero saddle by Specialize­d in 2013. It was the first time-trial/triathlon saddle the company introduced, and it turned out to be a game-changer in terms of support and anatomic comfort, especially for those who were looking to ride in an aggressive aero position. The latest version of the Sitero is even better, using a wide channel, progressiv­e shape and just the right amount of padding to dial in an excellent fit. The saddles are available in 130and 155-mm widths – a measuremen­t of your sit-bones will help you figure out which will be best for you.

The Sitero offers level 2 padding, while the Sitero Plus offers level 3 padding. While you might initially think that more must be better, that’s not always the case. Our male reviewer found the regular Sitero offered the best fit and was most comfortabl­e, while our female reviewer was happiest on the Plus, especially when she moved really far forward on the saddle while in an aero tuck and pushing hard. Both saddles felt great right from the first rides we used them on, especially in the aero position. Cromoly rails ensure both durability and a light weight, while mounts on the back of the saddle allow for integrated storage options.—KM

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