Construction is good quality and probably appropriate for (retail) cost of saddle. The gel padding keeps the road chatter to a minimum and the groove keeps the blood flowing to your pelvic region. Weight. Edit** Rutland have the comp at £50 currently, bit … Initial impression on first couple of rides was good. I am age 36, 5'11" and 190 lbs, with a 33-inch waist. Specialized plans to offer Mimic … I went to the Avatar after using a low-end WTB Speed V saddle. Saddle Shape: Flat-Cushion. Sizes: 155. Edit** Rutland have the comp at £50 currently, bit of a bargain. Premier Club Switched to a Titanium Flite, wore it out and besides, it felt like a brick after 3 hours. Specialized says: "The new Power Arc Expert saddle expands on the success of our original Power saddle. Foam vs Gel. Specialized Romin Evo Expert Gel Saddle. Loved it so much that replaced the saddle on my mountain bike with the same one. No numbness and it seems to have a spot for every position. It is rare to find a … Specialized started with Mimic in the Power saddle because it was their most popular shape and it works well for Road, Mountain, and even Triathlon. Login/cookie issues? After 40 miles, my sitbones begin to ache and my legs develop numb spots. The newer SM Pro is ok and might need a bit of bedding in to my arse but doesn’t feel as nice so far. Upright, on the hoods, drops, climbing or what ever you need. 4 star saddle for me. Comfort. After one month and over 300 miles to break it in, I decided to end the suffering and bought a Terry Fly Ti, which is all that the reviews crack it up to be...excellent. Padding is softer too. Specialized Phenom Expert Saddle user reviews : 4.6 out of 5 - 8 reviews. Fresh Goods Friday 531 – The Homeschool Breakdown Edition, New To Cycling? If your on a good thing stick to it. I use the SMC comp for 24hour solos. The rail material is titanium. Rail Material: Cromo. It features a carbon-reinforced construction at the shell with outer-edges that conform to your … This … I have the 143mm version of the Avatar, which came with my 2006 Specialized Roubaix Elite. I needed a wider perch for my sitbones and a bit extra padding. The Phenom Expert is a mountain bike saddle that's designed for comfort and strength over long days on the trail. My favorite saddle was the old Turbomatic 3. © Copyright 2021 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. Specialized Women’s Phenom Evo Comp with Mimic Widths: 143, 155, 168mm Price: £84 / $130 / AU$130. Anyone use either of these for 30-40+ miles? I was ready to shell out the $$$ for a Fizik or Selle with Ti; but none to choose from. it was one of those saddles that you just look at and just know that it will work well. This saddle passed the test. Ordered both as both on offer. Get the best deals on Specialized Bike Components & Parts when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. It is a bit heavy at 350 grams, but 4 ounces extra when your a 200 pounder means nothing. 3 width options properly support your sit-bones, while Body Geometry technology reduce numbness and ensure blood flow for the entire ride. While I’m very familiar with the woes many women experience in finding the perfect saddle, I have learned that I’m a bit of an anomaly when it comes to saddle … Its very personal, but I would try the phenom purely because specialized have returns policy if you don’t like it. This carbon reinforced saddle excels during all-day races or long training rides. Selle Italia SLR #5. The one-piece synthetic seat cover material has no visible stitching and is attached under the edge of the saddle's carbon reinforced shell. The Specialized Womens Phenom … One outdoor season biking was enough! Will see what one is best and sell the other one on! as with most gel saddles. Get the latest road bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter, Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter. Very comfy and seems to have a lot more flex in base. I tried both of them in the shop and could tell within 30 seconds that the Phenom wasn’t right for me, ended up buying the Ergon instead. Forum Rules Comfortable saddle for the 2-3 hour rides. I have Phenom on both of my bikes, and am fine for 40+ miles on them. This seat was softer than I was used to and has a slightly flatter platform. Specialized Body Geometry Avatar Comp Gel Bicycle Saddle/Seat Racing position: Aggressive. Let us help you get rolling over the hills and far away, Julbo Rush Photochromic Glasses Reviewed and Recommended, 2021 Team News: Theo Galy Signs For Sunn French Connexion Racing, This topic has 14 replies, 10 voices, and was last updated. Specialized Phenom Expert Saddle Be the next Phenom Designed for comfort and strength over long days on the trail the Specialized Phenom Expert Saddle is ready for any adventure. Specialized Avatar 143mm Body … Privacy All I can say is that THE NUMBNESS IS GONE !!!!!! It features the same channel, length, and hollow titanium rails as the original and Pro Arc, but … So the Avitar was a good fit (it's important to make sure you have the correct size saddle) and I can actually ride on the saddle very comfortably. Checking out the Montrose vs the Phenom I have been riding for quite a while. Specialized romin and phenom are the favorite choices for maximum mounters. The Specialized Phenom Comp is a mountain bike saddle that's designed for comfort and strength over long days on the trail. Hesitated months before deciding to try it out. ENVE AM30 Foundation Wheelset – survives our toughest test! It took me a few quick stops to get the seat position right but this seat was awesome! Expensive and does not live up to the hype that Specialized boasts. I’m coming from a WTB pure which is ok, but not always the best. - none that come to mind - only black available in Oz. I am unsure if this is entirely the saddle's fault -- I believe I might have required a wider saddle, as my sitbones start in the gel area but hang over the outer edges of the saddle. The sewing around the gel pads creates "hard" spots, and the plastic -- not leather as some reported -- of the Avatar saddle is also hard on a long ride. Phenom seems to get good reviews and the Ergon mainly good. I’ve bought 2 second hand saddles from here recently to try out but not got round to it yet. I would get sore after 2 hours on the Phenom, and just rode 4.5 hours with the Henge with no complaints. The seat cover material appears very durable and shows no signs of wear despite hundreds of miles of pedaling abuse… I also like Charge Spoon and Knife saddles. Durability has been an issue with some seats so we'll see with this one. Specialized has 4 basic lines of saddles, MTB, Road/Multisport, Recreational and BMX/Youth. I don't know what's "wrong" with me, but no saddle shape i ever tried was perfect enough for me to have very little padding. Happy on 5-6 hours rides. And have now bought a white one (all be it a test saddle)for my new machine. The 143 size was allowing for the sit bones to sit on the saddle. Patented body … Now, as a bike mounter, you may have some confusion which will be the best for your … SPECIALIZED WOMENS PHENOM WITH MIMIC EXPERT SADDLE A SADDLE THAT IS PHENOMENAL Saddles are a tricky thing. After trying about a dozen saddles on the college racing team, I ended up finding this one. For me, 143mm phenom, rival, avatar, alias are all great. The best saddles I’ve experienced but then it’s a very personal thing. Purchased this to get rid of the numbness experienced with previous saddle. the new (2019) version of this saddle is what specialized calls level 3 (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/avatar-comp-gel/p/156642) and it seems perfect. It features extra padding on a carbon-reinforced shell, plus gel inserts for vibration damping. The line of Saddles I chose was Road/Multisport. Now it is by far the most comfortable saddle I have ridden. Taken off the trainer today. The Specialized Phenom Expert takes our top award for its amazing performance characteristics, and a level of versatility that is unmatched. $5.50 shipping. It just got worn out and creeky! Specialized Phenom … Even after 3hr rides. If it’s any use to you or anyone else on here let me know. $45.00. Not sleek looking. Endurance Road. Browse the full range of Specialized Saddles available to buy with FREE UK delivery and returns on all orders over £10 at Sigma Sports - Cycling and Triathlon experts. Both do nice wide versions for my wide sit bones. I have logged about 400 miles on the saddle in about 3 weeks' time. I have an ergon smc4 comp and a sm pro. The width is 143mm and weight is 215 … I am a 6'2" 200 pound rider. The saddle is firm, but comfortable, for the first 30 miles. Bought this based on the 'technology' and was sorely disappointed. Specialized Avatar 155 Saddle, Hollow Cr-Mo Rails. Sella Itallia Flite Turbomatic 3 Forte SLX Carbon Fiziks (forget model). I may not go back to the toupes I own. A ride of 50 or more miles requires analgesics and breaks for stretching. Shop online or in-store for some of the UK’s favourite products. The Phenom Comp was designed for comfort and strength over long days on the road or trail. I usually chafe the front sides through and the cover on this one seems smooth enough that it should not happen. OP – I had a phenom on my mtb and loved it. Contact Us 1 80 mile heavy climbing ride and 1 100 miler. - gel padding - multiple sizes - cut outs - shape - good quality. Its very personal, but I would try the phenom purely because specialized have returns policy if you don’t like it. This fits your . The Avatar did not make the numbness and pain that I was trying to alleviate go away, but instead, it actually made it worse. Use them for 100+ mile epics and my arse is fine at the end if maybe not my legs. Apologies, I have the cheaper Sport version of the toupe. Before you choose any saddle you should get sized to make sure youre getting the best saddle. Sizes: 155. The looks and weight were bothering me a little. The Specialized Avatar … Required little breaking in if any. I have had this saddle for 4 weeks now and around 800 miles. Wow! Just purchased my Cervelo RS and it came with the San Marco Ponza saddle, which I knew I was tradiing in at the fitting. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Read it's strength, weaknesses, find deals and pricing - mtbr.com It took me about 200 miles to get used to the softness. Comfort for a heavy rider that does 5+ hour rides.So far very durable. £80.00 . thankfully that version was just little gel pads on top of the standard foam padding, so it wearing out made it a little less cush for sure, but just as supportive. Oh, distance wise, my longest ride on a Toupe would by 320km and on a Phenom, 300km (that was in 40 hours though). My butt is fine. Specialized Phenom … Newsletter Settings, Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Wisecracker Headset Spacer Bottle Opener. Ive got the Toupe Comp in 155mm. My only disclaimer is that I had been riding a stock specialized saddle before this so I am familiar with the Body Geometry shape. The Phenom Compscored well in our durability metric. Lastly, it has SWAT™ … Within this category, there are 3 lines of … Heavy. I have the 143mm version of the Avatar, which came with my 2006 Specialized Roubaix Elite. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. If only they were sleeker and lighter.... After 4-5 hours in the saddle no numbness is a thing not missed, None at all i have 3 of these saddles, and would have no problem choosing these over the Fizik as i did. Available from these sellers. I was "fitted" for the bike using the shop's fitting system, so ostensibly … I did not look at the saddles that Conte's had to offer, but a little disappointed when I saw all they had were Specialized. Whether you will be depends on your arse and riding position, you may have to try a few different ones. I recently got an Ergom SM boggo basic one and whacked it on, normal ride 30 miles SDW and it was fine for my arse* from day one. Just finished a 75 mile ride on a new Avatar 143mm saddle. Laid on Chrome Moly tubes Customers who … Only had this seat a few days. It features a carbon-reinforced shell with outer edges that conform to your body for a near-custom fit. 4000 feet of … Longest ride on it so far as been 6+ hours and no complaints. i had the version that looks like the photo at the top of the review. The Specialized Power MIMIC women’s saddle: the technology and testing The original Specialized Power saddle was developed alongside Evelyn Stevens, the now-retired pro rider who was … Specialized obviously prioritized low weight on the Epic chassis more so than with the Stumpjumper or Enduro families, though, and as a result, there’s just enough wiggle up front in hard … Gel pads make this saddle the perfect companion for long rides. Specialized Women’s Phenom Evo Expert with Mimic Widths: 143, 155, 168mm Both 150mm wide. The seat really disappeared under me. Specialized Avatar. The best test to me is riding on my rollers, where you sit and crank for long periods without standing. The Avatar Comp Gel is made for comfort on long training rides and endurance races. Mimic technology, regardless of how much testing, research, and fancy materials are … Cheap Serfas gel saddle, Bianchi "Velo", nothing fancy. Phenom vs Power saddle for MTB - posted in Tech Q&A: Hi I would like to hear from hubbers who have ridden both the Phenom and the Power saddle on a mountain bike. Link Removal I had Italian saddle tunnel vision and missed these great saddles for years. Specialized Avatar Gel Bike Seat 143mm Brand: SPECIALIZED. After third ride in one week,noticed that numbness was going and that the pain getting on the bike was less. Especially when your butt feels comfortable. The Specialized Avatar Comp Gel Saddle is designed with a little extra padding and a wider surface area. Saddle came on a tri frame/fork/seatpost pkg I bought. I have done a few doubles as well so my but knows seat time. Classifieds Rules I was "fitted" for the bike using the shop's fitting system, so ostensibly the position and width of saddle are optimal. Most would likely say the new Power saddle is great- I do however note with interest that Kulhavy, Grotts and Gaze are all on the Phenom… Available in 3 different widths to ensure a perfect fit for a range of riders with different sit-bone widths, Scientifically proven Body Geometry design with V-Groove plus window relieves pressure and improves bloodflow , even in extreme riding positions, Gel padding with a layer of memory foam for lasting comfort. I’m going to keep swapping/buying cheap saddles till I get one my butt likes.Lol. Bought this saddle for my first Road bike, and being on the larger side of the weight scale found it incredibly comfortable after a few hours in the saddle. What a comfort difference. £110.00 . So yeah, I’ve tried! Much difference between the Ergon SM Comp and Pro apart from different padding? Really comfy. Tried a few other seats before finally running across this saddle. I have phenoms (wide) on both of my gravel bikes. I’ve really tried to like it but it’s just not for me. Got the posh Ti version on the fs, Comps on the Zwift setup and winter bike. Specialized Avatar Comp Gel Saddle 2016. Make sure this fits by entering your model number. I haven't tried the new one yet, but if my forthcoming fabric radius scoop 155 doesn't fit the bill, i'll probably be checking out a new avatar. Specialized Phenom Expert #4. Might be selling an as new one soon in my hunt for a decent fit, the one of the turbo. One saddle might feel great to someone else but feel like sitting on a brick to you. note how smooth the edges are to prevent short catching : The new … The specialized phenom offers a rounded profile that offers a flat base for your sit bones. the gel does wear out. 350 grams for my width 143. I begin to "search" with my butt for a comfortable position, sliding my sitbones ahead onto the rivet and then back onto the "cushion." Not sure if there is any, and I won't know until I get some more time on the bike. i think it was a great design. I was most impressed with how comfortable it felt during the later stages of the ride. Fitzik Alliance Sport thing that was attached to my bike when I bought it. I do several Centuries a year. My sit bones felt bruised. Given that i'd been using a specialiZed gel toupe for a good while. I get about 200 miles a week. Sqlab 611 Active TiTube MTB Saddle. @poopscoop I would be interested in your toupe comp if you are planning on selling. Heavy ... maybe but when your my size a few 100 grams really wont make the difference. I have several spesh saddles on my bikes and over the years. Too heavy. Also, its a bit pricey. Thinking of buying another avatar for the other bikes I have. Just doesn’t suit me. It really could use Titanium rails. their level 2 padding on the romin for example, feels like torture to me. 143mm. I have Toupes and Phenoms on all my bikes. I’ve got a couple of Phenoms in 143 on XC bikes. Discover our extensive range of Specialized Bike Saddles online at Evans Cycles. Also has the advantage of hole in it to let water / mud out (saddle not arse) and available in various colours if that makes you happy / faster. The gap in the seat for arterial flow seems well placed. Specialized Body Geometry Phenom 143 Titanium Ti Rails Bike Saddle Seat-215g Up for sale is a used Specialized BG Phenom saddle. Using our unique ranking algorithm, we've selected the best products based on member reviews, the number of … Specialized took its already-popular Power saddle and added what it has dubbed Mimic technology. The suede on top has worn down quite quickly. 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