I’m still searching for my perfect saddle. Like lots of folks I gather, the saddles I ride outside with minimal discomfort cause numbness and discomfort on the trainer.
Can anyone recommend a split-nose saddle that you like for road riding? I used to happily ride an ISM on my TT bike indoors on the trainer for up to 2.5 hours, but have long since sold that bike and saddle. Now I only ride one road bike
On the trainer, and am wondering if a split-nose saddle is the way to go.
Anecdotes and suggestions from others riding split-nose saddles on road bikes would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I am in the process of trialing the Bontrager Hilo then will test out the Fizik Mistica. I know authorized Fizik retailers will allow you to try their saddles and shoes. So that may be a good place to start.
I’m getting both Dash Strike and Stage saddles this week under their test program. I’ll let you know my initial and 2-3wk impressions of them. Currently using a Fizik Mistica on my TT bike and I’m still playing with the fit and my position to get comfortable on it. I think I’ve arrived at sort of a happy spot at around -2deg, but I still want to try the Dash to see how it compares.
I have been using a Dash Strike on my road bike for a few years. It works very well for me, indoors and out.
I have the Stage on my TT bike. I like it even better than the Strike, but I can’t use it on the road bike. Maybe I have an unorthodox steering technique, but I find the narrow rear of the Stage makes riding no-hands tricky. Not enough side-to-side buttock leverage, or something.
Tried a Mistica, hated it.
Just did a 4.5hr trainer ride on my road bike with the Strike. Still need to play with adjustments, but man it was comfortable.
Hi, any specific reason why you didn’t like it?
Interested by other feedback on the Fizik Mistica. I am struggling to get it right (tilt and position).
I would be keen to know the size (normal or large) and tilt angle used by happy Mistica riders.
I ride an ISM Adamo and really like it. Have had it for like 6 years.
I use a Mistica now. Not perfect, but it seems to be keeping my perpetual saddle sores at bay. Usually I like a saddle in the middle of adjustment range and dead level or even a degree up. With the Mistica I’m most comfortable with it pushed WAY forward, and then sitting a little farther back on it than is my instinct, tilted down about a degree. Using size normal.