Saddle Suggestions

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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rijndael
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by rijndael

I'm currently riding a Prolog Kappa Pas. I'd like to find a saddle that's more comfortable and a lot lighter.

I'd like something with more of a cutout, similar to a Romin Evo, but I also want more of a defined area/ledge on the seat to back in to - the sweet spot. In the Kappa Pas, I have a wide range of seat area that feels OK, but that sweet spot isn't so easy to locate after getting out of the saddle. Does that make sense?

Does anyone have a recommendation?

dvincere
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by dvincere

I am in the same situation and would love to hear some suggestions, too. Have been looking at the SMP Dynamic but not convinced it looks very good on the bike.

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113245
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by 113245

Why not just try it and disregard how it looks on the bike... IMO theres a very stupid obsession over bike aesthetics, and its especially stupid when its in regards to the most important body-bike contact point.

To OP: I have a similar situation, I used to ride a Kappa Pas which I liked a lot but had some issues finding that sweet spot you're referring to. I'm trying a Fizik Antares right now and it's quite supportive at the back (flat and wide-ish for a good sit-bone ledge) but I really miss the Kappa's cutout. If you look over at my thread some people put down some good suggestions for saddles that are like the antares but with a real cutout, not that Versus crap. Might work for you too.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=112872

rijndael
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by rijndael

113245 wrote:If you look over at my thread some people put down some good suggestions for saddles that are like the antares but with a real cutout, not that Versus crap. Might work for you too.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=112872


Thanks. That was a lot of help. Shame on me for not searching more thoroughly.

Penthousepete
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by Penthousepete

Using a Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow. Flow meaning the one with the cut out. I also have the XC version on my mountain bike. The Road version is 115g and the XC version is about 165/170g. I get on well with both. Previously had Fizik and not liked them too much. Its a very personal thing! :shock:
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airwise
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by airwise

The only saddles I can think of with a more pronounced rise at the rear than the Romins are the SMP's.

I went from a Toupe to Romin for exactly the reason you cite and I've never looked back - although I prefer the Romin to the Evo.

Rascal
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by Rascal

San Marco Aspide FX does it for me. I run this saddle on all bikes. You can pick your price point and features/weight; all use the same basic shape.
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dvincere
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by dvincere

I had very similar demands as OP. I settled on a San Marco as well. My choice was the Selle San Marco Mantra Carbon FX. Beautiful saddle in so many ways. The huge cutout does me big favors when I'm spending a lot of time in the drops.

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