Featured User Review: Featured User Review: Specialized Romin SL Saddle Review
Price: $85.00 at eBay
Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 5 of 5
I’d heard rider after ride rave about the Romin. So, I had to try it. I was looking for a replacement for my San Marco SKN. At first glance I really liked the look of the saddle. Really well made, slick, nice colors/graphics, really everything about the appearance is nice. Once installed, it felt great at first. Such a difference from the SKN. The sloping middle cradles your posterior just right and I thought I’d found my new saddle. Until I rode it….
At one point I put it back on eBay because I was convinced I’d never get used to it. It just felt…hard. My sit bones would be so uncomfortable after 30 mins. Something wasn’t right. I switched it out for a Selle Italia SLR which I did a 65 mile ride on. It felt better but again, not my kind of saddle. I put the Romin back on…and wow, comfort again! But, ensuing rides proved that I hadn’t figured this one out. So I tried every angle from back to forward, slid the saddle up, slid it back and nothing was working. Finally, just yesterday I dropped my seat height 2mm., tilted the saddle more nose down than i had done before, slide it rearward about 1mm or so…and boom!!! That was it. I found it. The setup. Went out for 25 miles to test it and I was happy. No more searing sitbones. In the end I think the saddle was a bit high and I’d had it tilted back just a bit much.
LIGHT. Seems durable. Looks great! Could be my favorite saddle (pending a few more rides)
Padding could be cushier…personal preference. It took me many tries to get the setup right. But I think I did it.
Similar Products Used:
Older Specialized Rival, San Marco SKN, cheapo Sette model way back when.
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