The Kore Distance is firmly in the middle ground for width but carries its maximum girth further forward than most saddles. It’s pretty flat from nose to mid-section with a bit of a kick towards the rear, and it’s fairly flat side to side too.
It’s a shape that’s easy to move around on but some riders may find the early-onset wideness a little distracting. There’s a full cutout in the shell under the nose, along with softer sections at the rear to deliver a bit more give under your sit bones.
The padding is on the firm side and there’s not much flex in the shell either, making the Distance better for more experienced riders than for beginners. Sizeable Kevlar patches at the corners protect the saddle from damage. Available in black and silver or white and silver.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.