Friday, April 15, 2011

Saddle Improvements

New saddle. I picked it up at a serious discount, with eyes to put it on the still non-existant new mountain-bike. Like a kid with on Christmas morning... I had to give it a whirl. Mounted on the froufrou bike...

I've been on a Specialized Toupe on the rhodie bike for almost five years. Spesh has slightly changed the Toupe. I have an older one and a newer one. It's now flatter than it used to be. What I like about the new saddle is the sway. Just like an old horse. Side-by-side...

I could never get the Toupe adjusted to feel comfortable in the drops and the tops. Either one, but never both. I suspect the flatness had something to with that. To keep from sliding forward I needed the nose up. But that was too much nose up when in the drops. The Romin allows comfort in both positions. The sway keeps the hips in position fore/aft without having to tip the nose up. The range of hip positions is larger. Keeps my back flatter too, as my pelvis tips, rather than rounding my lower back.

How does it work? Great. Good enough that it's staying on the froufrou bike. I'll need to get another for the non-existant new mountain bike. No rush of course!