Where should you sit on a TT saddle?
In general, for most of us (male or female) it means not too much pressure in the front or in the center of the saddle. For some, sitting slightly off to one side may be the answer. Bike fitter extraordinaire John Cobb often recommends positioning the nose of the saddle to one side.
What is the ISM Adamo saddle?
The ISM Adamo Road Saddle incorporates more gel, more foam padding and a slightly wider cutout between the front arms than other mdoels. Many athletes prefer this model for 70.3 and Ironman distance competition. The additional padding also lends itself for riding on and off the aero bars.
Are noseless saddles good?
But a noseless saddle has one major benefit: It removes a great deal of pressure from one of the most sensitive areas of the body. A traditional bike saddle puts 25% to 40% of your body’s weight on the nerves and blood vessels down there, but a no-nose saddle shifts that weight toward the sit bones.
Are ISM saddles any good?
Sitting on the back of it, as you might do on a road bike on the tops, is actually uncomfortable, but as you get further down on the tri-bars the ISM feels better and better just as a conventional saddle would feel worse and worse. As your pelvis rotates forwards that initial pressure on the inner thigh lessens.
How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
Saddle height is the second piece of the puzzle. This consideration impacts power. Proper saddle height should put your knee angle between 140-150° when at the bottom of your down stroke. If the saddle is too low and the angle too acute, you’ll be spinning and bouncing without producing any power.
Is a noseless bike seat more comfortable?
Their ergonomic shapes allow the pelvis to tilt and be in a comfortable position. Overall, foam padding and a satin steel structure make it much more comfortable for bikers. ISM PR 3.0 Noseless bike seat is more accustomed to hybrid bikes, road bikes, city bikes, and mountain bikes.
Do you need an Adamo saddle for a road bike?
If you do long distance time trials (i.e. over 50 miles) I would say this is a must buy. It really is comfortable and can make the difference between finishing in tremendous pain and being able to go to the limit. This can save you time. For a conventional road bike, my need for an Adamo is less.
Is the Adamo podium a time trial or road saddle?
The podium is meant as a road saddle, but we had better luck with it on our time trial bike.: the podium is meant as a road saddle, but we had better luck with it on our time trial bike. The Podium model is the raciest in Adamo’s line, designed with feedback from Tour de France riders.
What’s the weight of the Adamo TT saddle?
Adamo TT weight 274 grams – lighter than most other versions. Adamo also claim that for the time trial saddle: ‘The design allows for increased hip rotation, thus decreasing a rider’s aerodynamic drag and opens the diaphragm for easier breathing.
What kind of saddle does Lance Armstrong use?
The Podium model is the raciest in Adamo’s line, designed with feedback from Tour de France riders. Perceptive fans will note that an Adamo ISM Racing saddle appeared on Lance Armstrong’s Trek Speed Concept time trial bike this January.