Odd looking Saddle

cougie Posts: 22,512
edited June 2013 in Road buying advice
I passed a cyclist the other night who was riding a very odd saddle.

It was very wide at the rear - and as far as I could tell - there was no front piece to it. It looked similar to a bench seat that you might see at bus stops.

Anyone heard or seen these before ? I'm wondering what the benefit is ?


  • passout
    passout Posts: 4,425
    No ball ache.

    I have the selle smp which has a dipped nose for this reason.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    An Adamo? Or something different, like this?


    There's a few links on here:


    I tried an Adamo saddle once, the idea is that you are resting on your sit bones exclusively and there's no weight (and friction) on the perineum, circumventing hot spots, pressure, sores etc. I really didn't like the Adamo, any pressure it relieved on my special place was just focussed on my ass cheeks instead!
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Definitely not an Adamo - it did look a bit like the kefren - but more benchy ?

    Thanks for the links - I'll browse later.