Best ride yet
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: S3
I know saddle fit is very personal. But here is my review anyway. I have ridden a neutral saddle such as the Fizik Arione for years, I switched to the version of that saddle that had a "relief channel" which helped with some of the discomfort I would experience on long rides (>80 miles). I then moved to the Shimano Pro Stealth since I wanted a slightly shorted saddle and it had a rather pronounced relief opening as well. I still use that saddle on my CX bike, but I found that it rubbed my inner thigh a bit and actually let to some unusual wear of my bib shorts at the chamois. So for my road bikes, I have switched to the Selle Italia SP-01 Boost saddle as it has everything I am looking for in a relatively neutral saddle. It is short nosed, has a big relief opening, doesn't wear my shorts at all, and has the added independent movement of the left and right halves of the saddle which makes it super comfortable on long rides even in the drops. I find it has good power transfer and I can ride all day without any discomfort.