Prologo has an extensive range of products across cycling disciplines, but until now it has never offered a women’s specific saddle.
Instead, the brand has always emphasised the idea that saddle fit is important, and most of its saddles are unisex rather than gender-specific. This is especially true when it comes to road race saddles.
However, that all changes with the Scratch Eva. This new race-specific take on Tadej Pogačar’s saddle of choice brings a new evolved shape that’s designed around women’s anatomy.
The Eva has been designed with plenty of input from Prologo’s women’s pro teams (UAE Team Emirates, Groupama-FDJ, Uno-X Pro Cycling, EF Education-EasyPost and Valcar-Travel & Service).
That means while the Eva looks very similar to the standard Scratch, it has a different profile. Feedback from the riders resulted in a shape that’s flatter than the men’s version, with a broader front to the channel and a much wider nose.
The development of the Eva also led Prologo to work on the new ‘Active base’ design, which it claims brings significant gains in saddle comfort. It’s something we wouldn’t be surprised to see rolled out on Prologo’s future saddles for all genders.
The Scratch Eva will be available in a premium carbon base, a carbon NACK-railed version and a TiroX lightweight steel-railed option. Prices are still to be confirmed, but we expect them to fall in line with Prologo’s Scratch men’s saddles.
Prologo also brought a limited-edition Scratch M5 saddle to the show decorated with Pogačar’s logo, Tour de France wins and a Slovenian flag graphic.
This flyweight 179.9g saddle, based on the Scratch M5 Nack and available as an ultra-limited edition is destined to become a collector’s item.
However, Prologo let it slip that Pogačar is currently racing through France on an updated prototype next-generation Scratch M5. It weighed in at just 143g, thanks to a new carbon material in its Nack rails.