With this saddle, it is the first time that I have been able to get into a really aggressive position (rolled forward) on my road bike, without perineal numbness. Before, I was only able to do it on split nose saddles, such as Dash or ISM.
I think they had feedback that it works for aggressive positions, which is why they are looking at triathlon saddles now (it's on their Facebook page).
- I made a custom logo and the colors didn't quite come out as in their online system - the background is grey instead of black (as designed and shown).
I agree that the black (grey in the picture) is not dark enough.
That reminds me of a past incident where I was supposed to buy curtains that match the color of the walls (I'm manly enough - so there). It didn't end well. I think there are three things involved when trying to match colors:
a. The actual data itself, e.g. contents of the .png/.jpg file.
b. (a) will be translated by the display. If say the display's color is 'warm' (think light bulb colors), then whites will be more yellow. Vice versa for 'cool' and bluish white colors.
c. (a) will also be translated by whatever it is they use to make the graphics.
Because of the two steps between what we see on screen to what we see on the actual saddle, it's very difficult to get colors to match. There probably has to be a bit of to and fro, involving sending of actual color samples between them and the customers, to get it right. It works for mass production, but is probably too much of an overhead in this case (customization).
Back to the curtain example: the right thing for me to do was to first buy the curtains, then bring that to the hardware store to have the color scanned. The resulting mixed paint *should* match the curtains. But, I'll have to repaint the room(s), which.... blows.
- The saddle cover is borderline too grippy for me. It grips my shorts so well that I have more tendency to get rubbing on that saddle, on select bib shorts.
IIRC, they sent out a newsletter at the start of summer, with a reminder to check that the bibs/shorts are sufficiently tight. If not, the chamois will stick to the saddle rather than move with the body, resulting in rubbing/chafing. Just a thought...