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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 3:58 am 
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If so, how do you have it setup? Attach pictures if possible.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 4:48 am 
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I've been riding the romin pro (carbon rails) for about 3 weeks, and so far so good. I've got it set up fairly flat in the middle section. I haven't tried any of the ultra lightweight saddles yet, but this one is plenty comfy and not too heavy. My 143 width weighed about 170 grams.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 4:54 am 
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I have mine set up very slightly nose down.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:52 am 
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the new Venge (the complete bike with Sram Red) has a Romin Evo saddle. the back end looks a little Phenom-ish. sorry i have no pics of that with me.
Im riding the current Romin on my mtb, for what it's worth.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:16 am 
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I set mine up with a level sitting along the centre through the gap in the middle. Basically it is level (as much as possible) at the front and due to the shape kicks up at the back.

I would suggest starting at level and try it, IMO after a couple of 2x20 sessions I can normally tell if it needs adjusting.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 4:27 pm 
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I ride mine slightly nose up.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:12 pm 
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I'm asking because my back has been hurting on longer rides (lower back) and it seems as if it is keeping my hips from rotating when I get low or in the drops. I've moved it back considerably and tried running it slightly more nose up (it was flat), but this made the pain even worse. I rode a more aggressive position when I had a Toupe, so I'm thinking that this just might not be the saddle for me.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Try lowering your saddle 3-5mm and see if that helps.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:26 pm 
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KWalker wrote:
I'm asking because my back has been hurting on longer rides (lower back) and it seems as if it is keeping my hips from rotating when I get low or in the drops. I've moved it back considerably and tried running it slightly more nose up (it was flat), but this made the pain even worse. I rode a more aggressive position when I had a Toupe, so I'm thinking that this just might not be the saddle for me.


I experienced the same issue, and now I am happily back on an Arione CX. I prefer a flat saddle.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:30 pm 
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ahumblecycler wrote:
KWalker wrote:
I'm asking because my back has been hurting on longer rides (lower back) and it seems as if it is keeping my hips from rotating when I get low or in the drops. I've moved it back considerably and tried running it slightly more nose up (it was flat), but this made the pain even worse. I rode a more aggressive position when I had a Toupe, so I'm thinking that this just might not be the saddle for me.


I experienced the same issue, and now I am happily back on an Arione CX. I prefer a flat saddle.


Ha. I'm on your Romin 143, and I love it. I find that the shape "cups" your ass, no matter on the hoods or drops. I felt like I was perched atop the Arione CX, and had to balance myself using my lower back/core more.


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 3:18 am 
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KWalker wrote:
I'm asking because my back has been hurting on longer rides (lower back) and it seems as if it is keeping my hips from rotating when I get low or in the drops. I've moved it back considerably and tried running it slightly more nose up (it was flat), but this made the pain even worse. I rode a more aggressive position when I had a Toupe, so I'm thinking that this just might not be the saddle for me.


the romin may not be for you. it has significant "hammock" to it. when "flat", the saddle rises from the center to the nose, and when you get down in the drops, and rotate your hips, the nose is in the way of your...goods. if you then tilt the nose down to give you more room, then the sit bone area slopes too much, causing you to slide forward in the saddle, whether you're in the drops or not. a flatter saddle, like the toupe, would give you more room, and it's more tolerant of body position adjustment.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:50 am 
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thisisatest wrote:
the new Venge (the complete bike with Sram Red) has a Romin Evo saddle. the back end looks a little Phenom-ish. sorry i have no pics of that with me.
Im riding the current Romin on my mtb, for what it's worth.

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Hmm, looks interesting. There aren't really any good pics of it on their site.

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Looks like a narrower nose maybe? That was probably the biggest complaint of most users.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 2:40 pm 
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ricerocket wrote:
Ha. I'm on your Romin 143, and I love it. I find that the shape "cups" your ass, no matter on the hoods or drops. I felt like I was perched atop the Arione CX, and had to balance myself using my lower back/core more.


Glad it is working out for you. I even switched both bikes to an Arione CX, and I could not be happier!


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:29 pm 
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I have one on my Jamis Dragon MTB. It's a great saddle and so much better than the Ariones I was using before. I recommend it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:19 pm 
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I had one but didn't like the width at the nose of the saddle.
Gave it to my dad and he's happy :thumbup:


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