A while back I was asked if I’d like to test a full carbon saddle prototype. I thought it would be fun to see how my butt would hurt on one of those. That was going to be a nice experiment. We have been blessed with beautiful days lately so I’ve put the prototype on my vintage 1988 Fiori Piquante and off I went for a ride. I have to specified that I had a 20km ride in the morning and that my behind was already a little sore. I was honestly expecting pain, lots of it from the lack of padding. There’s no padding whatsoever on this thing. To my surprise it was absolutely wonderful. No pain no sore points, nothing after a 45 minute ride. Usually, I can feel it after 30 minutes of riding and the days following the ride. I’m hooked! I want one when it’s going out on the market.
I was against the idea that a saddle with no padding could possibly comfortable. This one was. It does feel strange at first but you get used to it quick. I totally forgot about it after a while. A must try, a must have. The saddle I tested weight just a little over 100g. I have yet to go try it for a longer ride.