San Marco’s Shortfit Open Dynamic has a short length but a long, deep channel and a waved profile to put you into a more aggressive ride position.
The Shortfit is 250mm long and comes in three widths: 134mm, 144mm and 155mm. You can find your optimal size using San Marco’s ID match system at a San Marco dealer. My ID Match L3 saddle is 155mm wide and tips the scales at 190.9g for this version with manganese alloy rails.
The swoopy, wavy outline of the Shortfit is quite an old-school way of shaping a saddle, but with its short length and wide channel it produces a thoroughly excellent saddle.
It is very comfortable and the inherent flex in the hull (helped by the wide and long pressure-relieving cut-out) makes this a pleasant place to spend a few hours.
The heel of the saddle cuts an upward path giving you something to push against when working hard, especially when down in the drops.
The lightly textured cover also holds you in position, even in the wet. I think the Shortfit would work well on a time-trial bike, especially because the wide, flat but well-padded nose is unobtrusive when riding in a super-aggressive position.
The San Marco is versatile enough for any road bike, and I found it more than comfortable enough for long days riding, although its shape is best suited to more aggressive riding.