Short nose saddles vs. classic saddles

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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by g00se

Konsi wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:28 pm
Has anyone here tried both a Specialized Power and a Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow and can comment how the widths compare? I have a Power in 143mm, and Selle suggests a L3 saddle, but that is based on the height in their saddle finder?
I had a Power Expert 143 and could never get on with it. The cutout worked well in terms of stopping numbness but I've got very narrow sit bones and it was still a little too wide - the angular flair-out would give me saddle sores if I rode too long. I got a Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow S3 and initially it was perfect in terms of the sores but there is less padding than the Expert and it's very stiff - so it started feeling uncomfortable after an hour or so. However, a few rides to toughen up the rear (and a bit of adjustment), and it's just about perfect. In an ideal world, I'd have a bit more padding, but I'm happy as it is.

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