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Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:04 pm
by SimmyD
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

Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:04 pm
by Weenie

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:25 pm
by spartan
i tried one. not impressed the saddle is a copy of the new berk power saddle. for me the prologo dimension is best of the bunch. light/good shape/quality construction.
the specialized/trek have mediocre build quality for the prices they charge

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:12 pm
by Noctiluxx
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
I ordered the Aeolus Pro back in April and it’s been delayed multiple times. Now it’s slated to appear in late August.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:41 am
by hlvd
Noctiluxx wrote:
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
I ordered the Aeolus Pro back in April and it’s been delayed multiple times. Now it’s slated to appear in late August.
Did you get the saddle?
I'm interested myself.


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Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am
by Warnsey
I have one and love it. Took me a couple of rides to get used to but for what I got it for (short, fast rides) it's great.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:53 am
by hlvd
Warnsey wrote:I have one and love it. Took me a couple of rides to get used to but for what I got it for (short, fast rides) it's great.
What did you have before and how is it different? Image


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Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 am
by Warnsey
hlvd wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:53 am
Warnsey wrote:I have one and love it. Took me a couple of rides to get used to but for what I got it for (short, fast rides) it's great.
What did you have before and how is it different? Image


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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.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:24 pm
by Sojodave
This is a good video on how the Aeolus compares to the Power Arc. He wrote a blog that he likes the Aeolus more than the Power Arc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9pM28D7fug&t=315s

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:42 pm
by FactoryMatt
all bontrager/trek does is copy other folks. ee brakes & dave weagle's split pivot come to mind. sad boys.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 pm
by TobinHatesYou
Kinda weird to call them out on the Aeolus saddle when everyone copied a Specialized. And let’s face it, almost all modern rear suspension systems are just a variant on the 4-bar link.

Also I feel like the Madone, Domane, Supercaliber, XXX bar/stem, Blendr mounting options, Velocis shoe, tubeless rim strip, the use of T47, etc. show they do their own thing sometimes.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 am
by FactoryMatt
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Kinda weird to call them out on the Aeolus saddle when everyone copied a Specialized. And let’s face it, almost all modern rear suspension systems are just a variant on the 4-bar link.

Also I feel like the Madone, Domane, Supercaliber, XXX bar/stem, Blendr mounting options, Velocis shoe, tubeless rim strip, the use of T47, etc. show they do their own thing sometimes.
they do innovate. the ee brake thing and split pivot are unforgivable though. which colors my opinion of their power saddle clone.

btw you can thank them for 148 boost, when it should have just been 157. and they tried to do a QR9 version of boost, instead of just putting TAs in the low end stuff. gotta have their own BB standard too...

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:33 am
by TobinHatesYou
Yeah not all their "innovations" are good, BB90 chief among them. Wavecel 1.0 ain't too hot (but gets very hot) either.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:12 pm
by Noctiluxx
I love this saddle and have two of the pros, one on my Madone when set up with the Speed Concept bar and 5mm setaback seatpost, the other will go on the new Cervelo R5 disk. My friend rode my Madone with the new Aeolus and said it's the comfortable saddle he's ever ridden. My 155mm model came in at 167 grams.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:21 pm
by Sojodave
Noctiluxx wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:12 pm
I love this saddle and have two of the pros, one on my Madone when set up with the Speed Concept bar and 5mm setaback seatpost, the other will go on the new Cervelo R5 disk. My friend rode my Madone with the new Aeolus and said it's the comfortable saddle he's ever ridden. My 155mm model came in at 167 grams.
That does it, I'm going to have to buy this saddle. I've heard really good reviews on it and it looks like a compromise between the Power arc and the Pro Stealth.

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:21 pm
by Weenie

Re: Bontrager Aeolus Saddle

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:13 pm
by TobinHatesYou
I bought a 155mm Comp version to test indoors. Took about 3 sessions to adjust from a similar short-nosed saddle with a more pronounced scoop and cradle (3DBikeFit Throne Atom.) Jury is out for me. I probably should try the 145mm version too.