Whereas consolation is at all times the primary precedence in saddles, it’s good when you possibly can shave a little bit weight out of your bike with a light-weight, high-end seat. With weight-conscious path, enduro, and eMTB riders in thoughts, Prologo has designed the brand new W850 saddle.
Prologo creates their Proxim saddles in collaboration with the College Politecnico di Milano, and with suggestions from their six sponsored DH and enduro groups (together with GT, Atherton Bikes, and Lapierre). Prologo gives two saddle traces; Their Proxim Sport line prioritizes consolation, providing wider platforms and extra padding. The Proxim Efficiency line options compact dimensions and expertise oriented towards competitors use. The brand new Proxim W850 is a high-end product within the Efficiency class.
Prologo Proxim W850 Saddle:
At 155g, the brand new W850 is the lightest Proxim saddle out there however remains to be robust and sturdy. To attain that weight, the W850 includes a long-fiber carbon-reinforced base, which is tuned to steadiness stiffness, shock resistance, and vibration absorption. It additionally makes use of Prologo’s Nack nano carbon fiber outsized rails. Constituted of carbon fiber, Kevlar, and aluminum filaments, these rails supply rigidity and energy at a low weight.
I’m certain a few of you might be questioning why it is advisable shave grams from an eMTB, whose motors compensate for his or her further bulk. Prologo did say the saddle is good for ‘mild eMTBs’ just like the Specialised Levo SL, however I nonetheless needed to chuckle at their declare that working this tremendous mild saddle will assist enhance the vary of your bike’s battery! I’m certain they imply it might assist if you happen to paired it with a number of different important weight-saving upgrades…
The W850 options an ergonomic V form impressed by the favored and on/off-road versatile Prologo Dimension saddle. Prologo has improved the anatomical middle space of the W850 to supply a bigger help floor for the ischial bones and higher rider stability, particularly on tough terrain. Its compact dimension of 245x143mm and semi-round form are designed for aggressive seating positions and most pedaling effectivity.
Regardless of this saddle’s high-performance options, consolation is in fact a priority too; Prologo has used a number of of its current tech options to make sure this. First up, their MSS (Multi Sector System) padding makes use of totally different EVA foams in several areas of the seat. The entrance portion makes use of a softer foam, whereas the rear has a firmer, extra supportive foam to stabilize the ischial bones.
PAS (Perineal Space System) is the title of the middle aid channel that eliminates stress in your most delicate elements, and Prologo’s Grip Cowl offers a little bit friction to assist maintain your butt in the correct place when you experience, even in moist situations.
The Prologo Proxim W850 saddle is accessible now on-line and at Prologo sellers. MSRP is €185, and it is available in Black/Anthracite solely.