Enter the new Trico Split-Rail saddle from Trico Sports that is the first fully adjustable saddle. This saddle is tunable for width, saddle stiffness and symmetric and asymmetric fit.
It has a durable New Hyde cover that encapsulates their new gel-foam technology that is stiff, yet relieves pressure on the "sit bones" of the pelvis. The width is adjustable on both sides so that you can position your sit bones directly over the padding for full support. Also the rail tension can be adjusted for a firmer or more shock adsorbing ride.
The combination of padding, cut out and adjustability make this a saddle that should fit anyones cycling style and posterior. Priced at $99.00 and is currently available.
Relatively new to the cycling market, Koobi is gaining the attention in the comfort and performance category.
The company is known for their comfortable and prostate-friendly designs. Koobi continues with its new tri-specific saddle, aptly named the Tri. The design principle is to create a comfortable saddle that runs silicone gel throughout the length of the split nose.
Smooth leather sides and stitches on the top ensure it to be a friction and irritation-free saddle. It's set off with hollow titanium rails (a reduction of 40 grams), creating a 215-gram saddle that retails for $139.
Fizik debuted a comfort special at InterBike, the Aliante. The carbon fiber-railed saddle retails for $135. And while the Aliante has the stiffer carbon fiber hard shell base at the edges, Fizik has also used a more pliable, bi-directional carbon base throughout the center for comfort and a wide aft section to accommodate a woman's physique.
While saddle selection is key to comfort and performance, you need to ensure that you follow these guidelines to ensure optimal fit of the saddle and comfort on the bike:
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