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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized introduced an update to its road saddle line today with the addition of the Romin MIMIC saddle. For those familiar with the Specialized saddle line, you'll recognize the Romin as its low profile road, cyclocross saddle with trademark cradle in the rear for maximum retention and power...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Two years ago Rapha set out to make the best saddles possible. The goal was simple. While their bib shorts were highly regarded, riding pleasure is ultimately governed by your contact points with the bike. Even the most comfortable bib shorts in the world are at the mercy of the saddle upon...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Velo Saddles celebrates every year with a new, unique design that captures traditions of the Chinese culture. In China and Taiwan, each year an animal represents one of the 12 years in the Chinese Zodiac. The launch of the saddle series kicked off back in 2015 with the Year of the Sheep and its...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    The new saddle made its debut at the Eurobike trade show last week. One of the original central-channel saddles has been revised. Available in three versions, the new Selle Italia Novus Boost features a compact shape and innovative beveled tip that's designed for increased comfort. The new...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    The Y-shaped cut-out on Angel saddles allows for pressure relief. Velo Saddles, one of the world's largest manufacturer of saddles, is celebrating its Taiwanese heritage by producing a limited edition model for the Chinese New Year. Based on the Angel saddle, the Year of the Rooster model...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    Specialized's Power Pro is aimed at riders in aggressive positions. A large cutout and wide base offer a stiff platform from which to produce power. Lowdown: Specialized Power Pro Saddle Designed for an aggressive riding position, the intriguing short-nosed Specialized Power Pro saddle offers...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    The C13 is the first carbon rail saddle offering from Brooks. They also make a variety of high quality cycling bags. (click to enlarge) Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Brooks was in business before the modern bicycle was invented. Many cyclists are familiar with the classic Brooks...
  8. Components, Wrenching
    Not a bad number for a saddle that's designed with comfort in mind (click to enlarge). Saving grams is always a good thing - unless it comes at the expense of comfort. Indeed, a lightweight saddle is of little use if it's a literal pain in the backside. That was the general design philosophy...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Use a piece of string to get more accurate alignment. If the nose of the saddle doesn't fall dead center on your string, the saddle is not straight (click to enlarge). Do you hate it when your handlebars or saddle are not lined up perfectly? Us, too. So how do you assure that everything is in...
  10. Components, Wrenching
    Giant's new Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology is claimed to maximize wheel stiffness and durability by increasing spoke tension when the wheels are in motion (click to enlarge). Photo by Sterling Lorence While the top of the marquee at Giant's recent media launch in Mallorca, Spain, belonged...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Velo is among the world's largest saddle makers, cranking out upwards of 15 million units a year (click to enlarge). Saddle giant Velo continues to broaden its high-end road offerings with four new models that were on display at the Sea Otter Classic. Dubbed the Angel line, all four feature a...
  12. Components, Wrenching
    Pricing ranges from $100 for the comp version to $300 for the S Works model. There are also Expert ($130) and Pro ($200) models. Photo by Andy Bokanev At first glance Specialized's new Power saddle looks designed for the triathlon and TT crowd. But the California-based maker of all things...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    New 2015 saddles and gloves featuring CPC technology and My Own fitting system to find your perfect saddle in the Prologo lineup. Video: 2015 Zero C3, Scratch 2 CPC, Zero III CPC saddles, CPC gloves and new My Own saddle fitting system...
  14. Components, Wrenching
    Venerable brand manages to succeed where others have failed with monorail design One of the age-old quandaries of the gram counting weight weenie is finding the lightest and most comfortable seatpost and saddle combination. With so many different posts and saddles on the market these days...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Our friends at Global Cycling Network went to the fi'zi:k factory in Italy, for a behind the scenes look on how their saddles are made. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdWzZaDUJqc&feature=youtu.be fi'zi:k make many of the saddles that are used to win the biggest bike races in the world. The...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    First look at the Ergon SRX3 cyclocross-specific saddle. © Cyclocross Magazine Ergon, the German grip manufacturer turned accessory giant, has introduced a cyclocross-specific saddle, due to hit stores in February. The SXR3 has a long and wide profile nose for extended red-zone efforts...
  17. Components, Wrenching
    Full credit to Tom Ritchey. Of all the legacy brands in the cycling world, his is among the most authentic. While many of Ritchey's peers long-ago settled for hood-ornament status, Ritchey remains truly involved in his company's product offerings. Mostly that means he rides - a lot. Somewhere in...
  18. Components, Wrenching
    A high-quality, light and tough seating option that helps keep chafe at bay A slight swoop suits those who prefer a bit of curve, but not a cereal bowl of concavity, in a saddle top. The Bottom Line About My Bottom Line I'm 6'2" and weigh 190 pounds most of the time, give or take a quart...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    Want to put pumps, lights, racks, bags, computers, cages, tools, saddles, fenders and mirrors all to the test? What better way than to use the products on a pair of epic, long-distance journeys - the 1852-mile Pacific Coast route and the menacing 2740-mile Great Divide mountain bike route...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    More durable, better grip, and increased shock absorption are the highlight features of Prologo's new gloves and saddles, which company PR man Salvatore Truglio showed off to RoadBikeReview at last month's Sea Otter Classic. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry84GuXu3Qs&feature=youtu.be The...
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