ECD saddle review£49.99

Nose-less perch

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The latest attempt to redesign the saddle, the Ergonomic Comfort by Boeing designer Thomas White, does away with the nose so that your weight rests directly on your sit bones, reducing pressure on your groin when you ride.

ECD recommend giving yourself 10 days to get used to the saddle, and we reckon you’ll need it. When you’re riding a drop-barred bike, more of your weight ends up on the bars, and the ECD is far more likely to appeal to users of flat-barred bikes or mountain bikes.

If you do suffer from numb nuts it might be worth taking a punt on, especially as ECD Sports offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. A vinyl foam version is available for £39.99.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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