Why no more specialized 130 saddles

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critracer26
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I noticed that specialized.com no longer lists 130 width saddles. I thought it was a stock issue but they list others as out of stock. Anyone have any info about this? I was looking for a Romin EVO in 130 but no luck.

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The population in our country has a bell curve that has shifted towards "fatter and wider", making the market niche for 130mm less marketable. :?:
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critracer26 wrote:I noticed that specialized.com no longer lists 130 width saddles. I thought it was a stock issue but they list others as out of stock. Anyone have any info about this? I was looking for a Romin EVO in 130 but no luck.


The Romin actually is effectively narrower than the measurements indicate. A 143 is close to a 130 than 143, which is why they've brought out the 165. Look at it from the front and check out the curvature on the wings. Its much steeper than on something like a Toupe or Arione.
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prendrefeu wrote:The population in our country has a bell curve that has shifted towards "fatter and wider", making the market niche for 130mm less marketable. :?:

Body fat shouldn't affect the seat bones? Also, if you have big legs, wider saddle will literally become a pain in the a$$.
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Exactly! I can't ride anything less than 143mm and only weigh 150lbs. Weight has very little to do with how wide your saddle should be.

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Maybe a fatter population also has wider sit bones (bodies growing in ways to accomodate the excess mass). :?:

and yes, these :?: are just exploratory comments.
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I bought a 130mm Toupe Pro 6 weeks ago.

If they stop making 130mm saddles I'll be in trouble!

You could be seeing just what's in stock for direct web sales. They seem to be pretty bad at web sales. Try a dealer.

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by jmh

That's odd... I see 130mm Toupe on the specialized site, and a 130mm Romin Pro as well. I don't see the a 130mm for the S-Works Romin.

S Works Romin Sizes
•Size 143mm/ Weight 158g
•Size 155mm/ Weight 165g
•Size 168mm/ Weight 173g

Romin Pro
•Size 130mm/ Weight 153g
•Size 143mm/ Weight 160g
•Size 155mm/ Weight 167g
•Size 168mm/ Weight 173g

Romin Expert
•Size 130mm/ Weight 199g
•Size 143mm/ Weight 205g
•Size 155mm/ Weight 212g
•Size 168mm/ Weight 219g

S-Works Toupe
•Size 130mm/ Weight 113g
•Size 143mm/ Weight 115g

Toupe Pro
•Size 130mm/ Weight 154g
•Size 143mm/ Weight 159g
•Size 155mm/ Weight 165g

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by critracer26

i see that now too, i dont think i missed it but its still odd they have certain saddles in that size and not others. On a side note its quite annoying how they post new saddles on there way before they are released and just list them as out of stock with no other info.

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by sanrensho

Reviving this thread.

I've been looking for a used Romin Pro 130mm (Evo or non-Evo) for months with no luck.

Checked the Specialized website today and noticed that they no longer seem to offer a 130mm Romin in any model!

Is the 143mm not that big of a difference from 130mm that I can take a chance on the 143mm? (My main saddle for years has been the original SLR, nominally 130mm width.)
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I've got a non-evo 130 Romin, metal rails if someone wants it, nose too wide for me.

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by Calnago

My saddles for quite a while have been the SLR Kit Carbonio (131mm wide). I've just switched to the Specialized Romin Pro (black) and Romin Expert (white). All in the 143 width. Seems good. Tried the 155 too but the 143 seemed to be right.

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