Short nose saddles vs. classic saddles

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I haven't tried that one. I wish they would do a v.2 of Flite.
Wider nose and same design as SP-01 in the rear
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Will report back tomorrow after I've ridden the Selle.

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JayDee81 wrote:
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guyc wrote:
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I've tried the Prologo Dimension Nack today and seems very promising. Solid hour on the turbo and zero numbness. It doesn't push me forward as much as the Power did (which I didn't get on too well with).

Ive got the Selle Italia Boost Superflow arriving later so will compare that.
I am looking forward to that comparison as I rode the Dimension and now I am considering the SLR Boost. Don't be shy and go into more detail. :)
I've ridden both extensively but apples to oranges for me. The dimension was 143 and the selle was 130 so I didn't have to sit as forward on it. The selle had much more of a "sweet spot" where the saddle was rideable but I found multiple places on the dimension I could ride. Let me know what specific questions you have.

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icantaffordcycling wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:27 pm
JayDee81 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:55 pm
guyc wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:59 pm
I've tried the Prologo Dimension Nack today and seems very promising. Solid hour on the turbo and zero numbness. It doesn't push me forward as much as the Power did (which I didn't get on too well with).

Ive got the Selle Italia Boost Superflow arriving later so will compare that.
I am looking forward to that comparison as I rode the Dimension and now I am considering the SLR Boost. Don't be shy and go into more detail. :)
I've ridden both extensively but apples to oranges for me. The dimension was 143 and the selle was 130 so I didn't have to sit as forward on it. The selle had much more of a "sweet spot" where the saddle was rideable but I found multiple places on the dimension I could ride. Let me know what specific questions you have.
First I feel like the 143 saddles (Power, Dimension, SP-01) are too wide for me and are forcing me to sit more forward than would be desirable, but that is probably only a question of testing narrower saddle.

When it comes to Dimension, I lend it to a friend atm, so can't test it again now, but from what I remember after long time my sit bones were achey, which would probably not be an issue when not on a trainer. The problem I had was the perineum, which was going numb after not so long time (15-20 minutes maybe) and this saddle should counter exactly this.

Do you find the SLR Boost different in this regard?

I don't require a saddle I can move around a lot for road riding, so fixed position would be fine. Biggest problem for me is the perineum, which S Power would solve, but S Power is not comfortable for me with the rising rear of the saddle. Either the rear rises too much or the tip is too high and my perineum is going numb again.

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Similar experience with the power. I never had the issue with the dimension but always found myself riding on the tip as well. The boost helped a lot and I could sit further back but didn't solve the issue completely and I couldn't sit in the back of the dip of the saddle because it was just too wide. I was def able to sit further back on the saddle with the selle though.

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Use zip ties if you think it would be better less wide
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icantaffordcycling wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Similar experience with the power. I never had the issue with the dimension but always found myself riding on the tip as well. The boost helped a lot and I could sit further back but didn't solve the issue completely and I couldn't sit in the back of the dip of the saddle because it was just too wide. I was def able to sit further back on the saddle with the selle though.
I take it you ride another saddle now? Which one?

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I never got on with the Power. But I don't find the 143 too wide (I'm 185cm and 85kg so not small and my daughter kindly tells me I have a peachy butt for a man).

Will report back on the Boost but no numbness after a solid hour seated on the Dimension today which is a first.

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This shows the difference in the size of the cut-outs. The Boost is HUGE.
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Do you have a side photo of the SLR? Thanks

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Will do in the morning. It's late and dark over here now

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I now on an SMP Blaster on the track bike and SMP Kryt3 on the road bike right now.

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Side on shot of the Boost

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Great. Thanks. So just a little dip. How much does the saddle sag?

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And the winner is

Prologo

The Selle is lovely and a little lighter but the cut out feels a little too big, like I was falling into it. The prologo is also flatter which seems to require less of that one sweet spot which the Power killed me on.

The Dimension is also nearly £100 cheaper which is not insignificant.

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