Specialized Phenom Saddles

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.99


Product Description

Upgrade to Specialized's Phenom Expert Saddle and take the sting out of all your off-road rides. Its generously padded nose lets you scoot forward in...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by HackAttack a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2011

Strengths:    -wider model available
-space to move around to relieve pressure
-cut out also fosters blood flow
-not super expensive


Weaknesses:    Hard to quantify it, but it just didn't fit my body geometry. Saddle fit is a very personal thing.

Bottom Line:   
While I still haven't found the saddle that really fits my geometry, the Phenom was one of the better that I've tried. The wider base supports sit bones well, the cut out relieves a bit of pressure, and there's enough space to move around on the saddle so you don't go numb. I had a occasional issues with saddle sores which caused me to move on (currently giving a year to the Fizik Arione Versus), but if I wasn't spending so many hours in the saddle then it would probably have been fine. Despite it not being the totally right saddle for me I'd suggest it to a teammate or friend.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything with a hill and a view

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Flight XO, WTB Silverado, Fizik Arione, Fizik Aliante, Fizik Arione Versus



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by d8958101 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2009

Strengths:    ride with no numbness,nice-looking(color is brown)

Weaknesses:    it's not that comfortable for a flat ride,cause the downturn perch will enhance the pressure on your hands.

Bottom Line:   
it's a saddle made for moutain biking. When you set the saddle horizontal,then go for a ride and you'll feel it slightly downturned perch.If you always ride in the mountain,this saddle won't let you down.

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Favorite Ride:   climbing moutains in Taiwan

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ruten

Similar Products Used:   SMP composit, Brooks, WTB

Bike Setup:   2009 Fuji roubaix pro
ultegra shift lever
105 deraileur
Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset
Tektro 580 brake
vittoria tires


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by austincrx a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2009

Strengths:    Flex, Padding, No plastic nose, price

Weaknesses:    Wide nose, not much nose padding

Bottom Line:   
I was in need of a new saddle that would keep me from 'going numb' in certain areas. I read some instances where people used the phenom on there road bikes because it's very similar to the toupe, but doesn't have the plastic nose piece (which is notorious for ripping shorts). I had a gift card, so I decided to try it. The shop worker said that I could buy it, try it for a few days, and as long as it wasn't damaged in any way, I could return it if I didn't like it.
Well, I did like it. it is MUCH more comfortable than my other seat (E3)!

The only thing I did not like about the Phenom is the relatively wide nose. When in an aero dynamic position, I noticed my legs would rub on the sides of the nose piece. But this is to be expected because this saddle was made for Mountain Biking, and you don't really get into an 'aero' position when mountain biking.

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Favorite Ride:   Weekly Hammer Fest

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Liberty Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   E3 Form

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD8 R900 w/ shimano 105.



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Closest thing to Specialized Phenom?

So I've got a Specialized Phenom on my road bike and I love it accept that after only 3 years of use it creaks and cracks like crazy. Seems like longevity is often a problem with the spec. saddles. Any thoughts on a comparable replacement? How does the Romin compare? Any other makers that compare in ... Read More »

Any Toupe users also ride a Phenom?

I just built the components from my 07 Roubaix Expert into a cyclocross bike. I have a new road bike on order, but that's a different thread. I'm still using the Toupe Gel saddle from my old ride. I really like the Toupe saddle and will be getting a new one for my new road bike as it's coming with a ... Read More »

Phenom Saddle

Anyone tried the new Phenom on the road? Looks alot like the Toupe except with more drop in the nose. I'm in the market for a new saddle and curious. Thanks.Read More »

Have any Toupe users tried the Phenom?

I use a Specialized Toupe saddle on my bike (143 width), and I was wondering if anyone here had tried out or bought the new MTB saddle from Specialized, the Phenom. It is supposed to be an off-road Toupe, essentially, with more padding, less plastic bits and a downturned nose for climbing. I r ... Read More »

Is "CHUNK" just a local phenom?

There is a "gang" of sort that roams the streets of Portland... self-named (I think) "C.H.U.N.K".. just wondering if others had experienced the local flavor in other cities. the races they hold are god damn hilarious. [url]http://www.dclxvi.org/chunk/what/index.html[/url]Read More »

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