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Stealth Carbon Saddle
A trend over the past couple of years has surfaced where pro riders were using stubbier saddles during TT's. The governing body mandates a certain "nose of the saddle behind the center of bottom bracket" distance and by running a shorter saddle, a rider can position the saddle for a more aero, forward position without infringing on the setback rule. As aero elements have bled over to mass start bikes, we've noticed these shorter, wider saddles appearing on proper road bikes on road stages. One such model is PRO's Stealth Carbon Saddle. It features a large anatomic recess area designed to help reduce pressure on soft tissue areas while riding in a deep, an aero position. If you subscribe to the "slam-that-stem" set or can't wait to animate the day's breakaway, the PRO Stealth Carbon Saddle might be your cup of tea.
This Stealth Carbon Saddle uses lightweight 7x9mm oval carbon rails for durability and stiffness while helping quiet road noise. The smooth PU cover reduces friction with cycling shorts for an uninterrupted pedal stroke. Widths of 142 and 152mm are available and the stiff and lightweight carbon reinforced polymer in-mold construction provides support and riding comfort. On top of the shell, EVA foam yields proper padding between you and your machine for all-day comfort. A wider nose creates stability and a powerful pedaling platform, while the rear flares up providing a stable support to brace against while climbing. Under the rear of the saddle, the accessory mount allows you to install a race number, light, fender, or camera mount.
- A saddle for those committed to getting aero
- Full carbon rails provide significant weight savings
- PU cover reduces friction for smooth pedaling
- Deep relief channel prevents pressure points
- Carbon reinforced polymer shell for lightweight and shock absorption
- Item #PRS003K
- Q & A
Finding the right saddle has been tough for me over the years since most feel good for the first 10-15 miles, but beyond 20 miles is where I really find out which ones work best for me. I was a bit skeptical of this saddle due to how short it is, but it has been fantastic in the dozen or so rides I've had on it. Additionally the profile looks good on my build and the light weight is an added benefit.
So far so good.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I wanted to see what the snub nose fuss was all about. Feels like it puts you in a more powerful pedaling position. Haven't done anything over 2.5-hours yet but I like it. I ended up tilting the nose down about 1.5-degrees and it's all good.
So comfy yet fast
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I test rode my new SWorks Tarmac this morning. It is a stiff race bike. It reduces road chatter a bit but you can still feel it. This saddle helped immensely. It has enough padding to be comfortable, but not so much riding with bibs is awkward.
The saddle is super light and the shorter nose and cutout did not create any numbness issues. This saddle is similar to the Specialized Power Saddle but a little more comfortable. Please let me know if you have further questions. firstname.lastname@example.org