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Reviews Specialized Sitero Expert Gel tri bike saddle review

Specialized Sitero Expert Gel tri bike saddle review

Familiar shape and feel, comfy and well-priced – we like

Specialized Sitero Expert Gel tri bike saddle review

Specialized’s Sitero has popped up previously on Shiv test bikes, so its wedge shape and firm feel are familiar. And, despite bearing a vague resemblance to a slice of pizza, it’s surprisingly comfortable to sit on.

Although, seeing that your backside barely makes contact with the Sitero, perhaps ‘sitting’ isn’t the best way to describe it. It’s more like you’re being held up on two strategically placed fingertips, which sounds painful but really isn’t.

None of your delicate bits are squashed at all, whether you’re sitting up or rolled forward into a tuck. The Sitero supports you while staying out of your way.

You can move back onto the wider flanks towards the rear of the saddle, but they’re flared so wide that it doesn’t feel natural to spend very long there.

You also have the option of a rack hook or bottle cage for the Sitero’s rear end, which brings the weights in at 264g or 295g, respectively.

Verdict: A lot of saddle given how little of your backside actually rests on it, but comfortable and well-priced, 91%

Contact : www.specialized.com

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