Do you think it’s much different besides the closed gap?
It’s the same basic shape but the gap is filled in and it’s definitely a bit more padded. I’m not sure if there are other differences though. I don’t have a ton of rides on it though since winter hit but it seems to take a bit more sting out of gravel roads than the road version.
Yes, the MTB one is definitely a little more padded. I don’t really notice the closed gap. The nose is a little shorter than the road version and that’s nice when shifting on/off the saddle. I love it.
Does anyone have experience with the new Pro Stealth “Curved” saddle?
Seems like it’s an answer and alternative to the Specialized Power Arc. I have a Power Arc that I’m pretty satisfied with, but am curious about this new Pro Stealth Curved saddle.
I have it for a few weeks now and really like it.
The nose is still wide enough to sit on it (still much wider than spec Power saddle) but the slidely curved shape feels more comfortable to me than the normal version.
I’ve been loving the pro stealth of both my road bikes for a while now, although had a period of using the selle italia SLR superflow for a while, similar but much narrower.
It’s hard to say how you should measure saddle tilt in general, but given the curve at the back of the pro stealth it makes a huge different. How are you measuring it?
Using a large hardback book on the top of the whole saddle, I‘ve measured a -7degree tilt on my pro stealth. I don’t think that’s a true reflection of the angle of the bit I sit on though.
This saddle definitely requires a lot of setback to work for me also: slammed back on the rails to the max line on one bike, and on my racier summer bike I had to get an extra long setback seatpost. I’m 6’5” and have size 15US/14UK/50EU feet which means my setback is more than most anyway.
Using a large hardback book on the top of the whole saddle
Yes, like that.
I was going from good Power Arc to the greatest Pro Stealth Curved, better for my riding style, wide nose for climbing position, etc…
I made change between them in all my bikes last year. I am happy at the moment.