The new ISM PN3.0 is their road race saddle, which gets a slimmer form factor than their triathlon saddles. The latter has been their focus in the past, but this new, narrower shape should appeal to a wider user base.
The standard padded version with plastic shell comes in at a claimed 258g with new stainless steel rails that are lighter than the Ti alloys they’ve used in the past. Retail is $200 now, but it’ll jump to $225 in 2018.
The carbon version will be made in the USA by HED, target weight is 120g. Retail should be around $375-$400. They’ve been working on the design since last October.
2018 PROLOGO DIMENSION & DEA SADDLES
Prologo isn’t far behind that ultralight ISM saddle with their new Horizon. Designed as an all-purpose saddle to fit men and women, the Horizon Nack model (Nack = carbon fiber rails in their branding) comes in at just 149g with full padding.
The padding is a new dual density material that blends softer and firmer foams together rather than layering them, providing uniform comfort that they say makes the saddle virtually disappear under you. The design is a full 30+mm shorter than their other saddles, using a shorter nose section to reduce possible pressure areas. The relief cutout is a little wider and deeper than on their other channeled saddles, too. Altogether, the goal was to make one saddle that worked for the “weekend warrior” that still cares about performance and wants a premium product. We’re thinking it looks a lot like some of our other favorite saddles, so we’ve got one on the way for long term review.
They claim it’s suited for anything from road to triathlon and time trial to enduro mountain biking, and everything in between. The Dimension uses a semi-round profile and comes with either Tirox rails (179g, $115/€135) or full carbon rails and shell (149g, $185/€220). It comes in black or white and measures 245mm long by 143mm wide, which is the only width offered at launch. Available at the end of September 2017.
The Prologo Dea is an all-new women’s specific saddle that will come in all three of their shapes – flat, semi-round and round, and gets a well padded upper with nearly full length relief channel/cutout.
All versions will be available with either Tirox or standard metal rails. The Scratch Dea (round) comes in at 228g and 252g, depending on rails. The Nago Dea (semi-round) is 239g and 263g, and the Zero Dea (flat) is 238g and 262g.
CPC Airing makes its way to mountain bike saddles on both carbon and Tirox rails.
Their T-Gale triathlon saddle gets a new color option that mixes a shiny dark gray in with the black.