Thursday, July 5, 2012 11.00am
By Cycling Plus
Ritchey have been using the same rounded section and gently curved profile on their saddles for decades, and it gives well spread, unobtrusive support for a lot of riders.
The relatively broad rear means it handles wider haunches better than a lot of performance saddles too. An upswept tail gives something to push against on climbs, while the slightly drooped nose works well in a tuck, and the ‘Wing Flex’ bridge that supports the rear of the rails noticeably reduces road shock over potholes and rough patches.
The only downsides are a slightly heavy weight and a tall height that’ll necessitate some seatpost adjustment.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.
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