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Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:31 pm
by szazbo
On a whim i purchased a Elite version, couldnt find the Pro. Been an OG Aliante user for over 20 years, and purchased all the new ones I could find on eBay. Thought about trying the Spesch Arc, but saw this one in the Trek store. Put it on a gravel bike that I was building and the next day did a 100 mile ridewith 7k of climbing. Couldnt be happier with this saddle. Padding is on the firmer side and at 1st you notice the wider nose, but dissapears after a while. With the Aliante they are 143 wide and I went for the 155. Really great saddle

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:03 pm
by wingguy
FactoryMatt wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 am
they do innovate. the ee brake thing and split pivot are unforgivable though. which colors my opinion of their power saddle clone.
It’s so not a Power saddle clone. Yes it’s a short nose saddle, but in every other respect it’s a totally different shape. No one says that every normal length saddle is a clone of every other normal length saddle, because that would be weird. It’s equally weird to suggest that two short saddles are the same just because they’re short!

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:03 pm
by Weenie

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:07 pm
by FactoryMatt
wingguy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:03 pm
FactoryMatt wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 am
they do innovate. the ee brake thing and split pivot are unforgivable though. which colors my opinion of their power saddle clone.
It’s so not a Power saddle clone. Yes it’s a short nose saddle, but in every other respect it’s a totally different shape. No one says that every normal length saddle is a clone of every other normal length saddle, because that would be weird. It’s equally weird to suggest that two short saddles are the same just because they’re short!
ha. true.

let us know how it compares. not sure the power shape is working for me on my "aero" bike. a wider nose with more pronounced cutout may help.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:20 pm
by Sojodave
When I got my Aeolus Elite saddle, the instructions said to have the nose down 2%. That is where I originally set it and I just couldn't get comfortable on it. I switched back to my Romin Evo. After a month, I played with the Aeolus at 3% down and it is way more comfortable. I've done some long rides on it since then and it feels awesome. If you're not digging the Aeolus saddle, play with the tilt to get it dialed in.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:54 am
by mogwaiboi
Sojodave wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:20 pm
When I got my Aeolus Elite saddle, the instructions said to have the nose down 2%. That is where I originally set it and I just couldn't get comfortable on it. I switched back to my Romin Evo. After a month, I played with the Aeolus at 3% down and it is way more comfortable. I've done some long rides on it since then and it feels awesome. If you're not digging the Aeolus saddle, play with the tilt to get it dialed in.
I just did a check on my Aeolus and noticed that if I measure the tilt with a clipboard covering the whole saddle, it's around 6 degrees down. I assume that's the correct way you are meant to measure? It just seems to me if you set it up as the recomended 2 degree down across the whole length, the actual nose of the saddle ends up being 5 or 6 degrees up...I could be doing it wrong though!!!

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:26 pm
by hlvd
I had to sell my Aeolus Elite as it was just too wide and pushed me too far forward.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:27 pm
by FIJIGabe
I went from an Affinity RXL (138) to the Aeolus Pro (145), back in June, after spending some time on the Montrose Elite (on my gravel bike). After the first ride, I couldn't get used to the width of the middle part of the saddle (the front felt great and so did the rear). I played around with the position (moved it back, ever so slightly) and the pain went away. I absolutely love this saddle - so much so, that now the Antares R1 on my Emonda feels uncomfortable, and will be getting swapped out for another saddle (probably the XXX) eventually.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:33 am
by Schadenfreude
I've been Aeolus for a few weeks now. I found the nose too wide at first and almost gave up on it. Previously, my best saddle was a Toupe. Now when I use that, it doesn't feel anywhere near as nice as the Aeolus. I've been through many short nosed saddles (Prologo Dimension, Power & Power Arc, Selle Italia Boost Superflow), none of them come close to the same comfort.

I bought the Comp version - if it works out, I might buy the Elite version and move the Comp to my other bike.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:42 am
by aih312
I have it on my Madone SLR 9 and I love it...was trying to get an S-Works saddle Power Pro but they were out of stock. I have struggled for 2 years to be good on the saddle. My sit bones fit perfectly on it. To me it has the right amt of cushion. The wide nose and short saddle was odd the first ride, but disappeared after. Also got one for my s-works tarmac.

SimmyD wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Hey all,

Been looking for a short saddle like the Pro Power saddle but just came across these.

Has anyone had a good look at them yet?

https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/equi ... Code=black

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:06 am
by ChiZ01
Warnsey wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 am
I have been using an Aliante R1 and I find that I sit much more forward on the Aeolus saddle, especially when trying to put down more power.
you are moving forward because the super wide nose get in the way of your pedaling motion