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    They do make shorter saddles, I use one.

    Usually the short saddles are labeled as TT saddles, or rather any saddle with a short or removed nose is usually labeled TT.

    So if you're into shorter saddles, like I am, you'll likely spend most of the time looking at TT saddles. The one I use is labeled for TT, but I don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    Why don't they make saddles shorter then?
    Specialized does and it's marketed for road & MTB. Look up their Power saddle.

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    Most saddles are going to be 240mm long or longer up to 300 because that's what UCI requires I believe. I use a nose-less saddle but it has extra length on the back as do most TT saddles to meet the requirements. Adamo / ISM is an example of this as is the Cobb Randee (which I use)
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    I tried 6 saddles and I found the Specialize Pro Expert to be the most comfortable for me. Everyone is different, but I went 75 miles with no bum pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    They do make shorter saddles, I use one.

    Usually the short saddles are labeled as TT saddles, or rather any saddle with a short or removed nose is usually labeled TT.

    So if you're into shorter saddles, like I am, you'll likely spend most of the time looking at TT saddles. The one I use is labeled for TT, but I don't care.
    last TT saddle I tried was the ISM Adamo, and didn't like it due to its wide nose rubbing my thighs. And not only me, I see a lot of ISM Adamo's have the sides of its nose rubbed off, aparently by rubbing thighs too much. And I could never feel comfortable sitting on the rails of the nose. Felt like i'm going potty in a 3rd world toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srode View Post
    Most saddles are going to be 240mm long or longer up to 300 because that's what UCI requires I believe. I use a nose-less saddle but it has extra length on the back as do most TT saddles to meet the requirements. Adamo / ISM is an example of this as is the Cobb Randee (which I use)
    saddles with wide nose don't go well with my narrow hip! Adamo ISM didn't work out for me

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    A lot of Adamo saddles are too wide for me too. Like the Time Trial version or Road version for example. Their longer ones like the Breakaway or I guess now the the PL whatever it is are more narrow and okay for me. But I'm not talking those ISM saddles, I mean ones like this:

    Pro Aerofuel:


    Prologo Zero:


    That sort of thing. Normal type of saddles with short noses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    A lot of Adamo saddles are too wide for me too. Like the Time Trial version or Road version for example. Their longer ones like the Breakaway or I guess now the the PL whatever it is are more narrow and okay for me. But I'm not talking those ISM saddles, I mean ones like this:

    Pro Aerofuel:


    Prologo Zero:


    That sort of thing. Normal type of saddles with short noses.
    do you know the width of the nose of the Prologo ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    do you know the width of the nose of the Prologo ?
    I do not.

    For reference though, the Aerofuel II above it is 45mm wide at the nose.

    Adamo Time Trial is 63mm wide by my measurement.

    Adamo Breakaway is about 52mm wide by my measurement.

    I would guess the Prologo Zero II TT is about 45 to 50mm wide at the nose.
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    For an interesting POV on seat choice, see: https://www.cervelo.com/en/engineeri...f-road-saddles.

    If you treat the 2 horns(?) of an ISM Adamo as the nose, you're misusing the saddle. By design, they're meant to support your pubic rami; your ...um... soft bits ride in front of the horns. I suggest checking the documentation on their website - start with FAQ #4.

    If numb soft bits is your problem, the ISM and Selle SMP saddles are good solutions (though there are others), if you use them right (soft bits off the saddle). There's essentially no pressure on the pubic nerve with these saddles, so the likelihood of getting numb is low. The Selle SMP patent application has pictures of how the saddle should be used - https://www.google.com/patents/US7699391.

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