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Saddles Find Detailed Trail Descriptions, Trail Maps, Photos and Reviews. Plus we have local club information for Orlando and the entire central Florida area. If your looking for information on a product we have that too! With detailed reviews on all types cycling products! http://otowncycling.com Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:37:13 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Specialized Romin Comp Gel Saddle http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/saddles/item/195-specialized-romin-comp-gel-saddle-review http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/saddles/item/195-specialized-romin-comp-gel-saddle-review Specialized Romin Comp Gel Saddle

 

This stiff, competitive road/tri saddle has a uniquely contoured shape to position the rider for optimal power transfer and comfort; its extra-wide BG channel maximizes blood flow and keeps you comfortable even on all day rides.

 

oTown Cycling's Rating:


4 Stars

The Specs:

  • Retail Price: $90.00
  • Patented BG design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries
  • Stiff carbon-reinforced shell tuned for ride compliance
  • Gel padding added to lightweight PU foam for increased comfort over longer rides
  • Light and super durable hollow chro-moly rails
  • Tough, light and water resistant Micromatrix cover
 

The Good: 

  • Large center channel re-leaves all the pressure in the "under carriage"
  • Gel padding adds just enough cushion without to much weight
  • Flared/Contoured rear section allows you to keep contact with the saddle through your stroke
  • Multiple sizes to suite riders with different seat bone widths
  • Very affordable
 

The Bad:

  • Design takes getting used to
  • Leather cover is a bit slick
 

My 2¢:

This is a great saddle. After riding on the stock saddle for quite a long time I was excited about this one. As with most of Specialized's Body Geometry equipment, it does take a little getting used to. But once your accustom to the feel of it, you'll never want to be with out it again. The curved back is very comfortable and allows you to keep in contact with the saddle through your entire pedal rotation. With a price point at only $90.00 you can't not try it out!

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spam@otowncycling.com (JDC) Saddles Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:24:09 -0400
Selle San Marco - New Millennium Saddle http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/saddles/item/115-selle-san-marco-new-millenium-saddle-review http://otowncycling.com/reviews/parts/saddles/item/115-selle-san-marco-new-millenium-saddle-review Selle San Marco - New Millennium Saddle

 

Lots of padding, affordable price, and average weight make this entry level saddle a good choice for beginning cyclists...

 

oTown Cycling's Rating:

3 Stars

The Specs:

Weight: 264g
Width: 130mm
Length: ??mm
Materials: leather cover, plastic base, aluminum rails

My 2¢:

The Selle San Marco New Millennium is a decent beginner saddle. It sports a leather cover, lots of padding and the cost is quite reasonable averaging around $25 to $30 on eBay

After spending about 400 miles on this saddle I can say honestly that this is an O.K. if you are going on short rides... an hour or so it is perfectly comfortable. After the hour mark however it will start to become uncomfortable. I attribute this to a few features of the saddle...

First: The shallow center channel, after an hour or so of riding the amount of pressure in that area starts to cause discomfort.

Next: The steep, sweeping sides. Selle is known for having more contoured sides to their saddles. But for me personally, even with my narrow hips (130mm) the angle on sides is just to steep.

Finally: The smooth supple leather, while nice and comfy, it results in a bit of slippage. So again, for the shorter rides it is not a problem. But after a while, it just causes to much discomfort and contributes to additional pressure on the "undercarriage". The simple addition of some stitching would have helped to prevent you from constantly sliding forward on the saddle.

To sum it up; If your just getting started and this saddle is on your ride you will be happy. The additional padding helps ease your butt into getting used to sitting on a saddle for hours at a time.
If you are a weekend rider or only ride for shorter periods, this is a perfectly worth while saddle. But if you ever find yourself progressing beyond this point, You will want to start researching something more advanced.

Check out our How To Video on removing and installing your saddle

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spam@otowncycling.com (JDC) Saddles Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:48:18 -0400