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Ritchey Cabrillo is Their First Short-Nosed Saddle

ritchey cabrillo road and gravel saddle with short nose and flat profile
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Aimed at road and gravel cyclists, the new Ritchey Logic Cabrillo saddle gives them their first short-and-wide saddle design. While it looks very much like a traditional saddle, the dimensions don’t lie.

The Cabrillo comes in two versions, WCS and Comp. Both use Ritchey’s Vector Wing shell design, which isolates the rails from the top, creating a flex zone to suspend the rider without making the saddle squishy.

ritchey cabrillo saddle

The Cabrillo WCS gets a nylon & carbon shell with stainless steel rails and lightweight polyurethane foam padding. It weighs 222g and costs $99.95.

The Cabrillo Comp gets a nylon & glass fiber shell with chromoly rails and standard foam padding. Weight is 266g, price is $59.95.

ritchey cabrillo saddle dimensions chart

It’s mildly short compared to some other brands, measuring 260mm long. That’s 18mm shorter than their Streem saddle.

The top profile is flat from tip to tail, making it easier to slide fore/aft on the saddle over technical terrain, which makes it perfect for cyclocross. A slight curve from side to side mimics other popular short-and-wide designs to offer good sit bone support without hindering hip and leg movement.

The unisex design has a slim center channel to reduce pressure on the perineal area. Available now.

RitcheyLogic.com

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nooner
nooner
1 month ago

Gravelier clone?

Eddie
Eddie
30 days ago
Reply to  nooner

All made by Velo, same base construction method

ChrisC
ChrisC
1 month ago

Have a Streem and love it. I don’t get the appeal of short saddles, but then I’ve been riding for ~40 years so maybe I’m just too old fashioned…

Roo Harris
Roo Harris
1 month ago

This interests me because I am never fully comfortable w/ any saddle. Currently riding the WTB Gravelier.which is becoming less forgiving since purchase a year or so ago. Either that my ass is wimping out. Bottom line I want a lightweight, forgiving saddle for MTB riding at an older age.

Saddles for sale too!

Roo Harris
Roo Harris
30 days ago
Reply to  Roo Harris

Did it!

Not getting any younger either. I’ll know when it arrives. Stay tuned for another saddle to sell?

Butt saving comfort/ performance is priceless. Best single item for any bike.

10% off deal at Northwest Bikes

nooner
nooner
29 days ago
Reply to  Roo Harris

Gravelier is not comfortable, but, it’s not uncomfortable. Toughen up buttercup

Robin
Robin
28 days ago
Reply to  nooner

So a saddle is universally okay for everyone? It’s not something that’s dependent on a person’s body and other factors? Cool. I guess that means, it’s now easy to find a saddle that works for a person. Just give them a saddle that works for someone else.

Roo Harris
Roo Harris
25 days ago
Reply to  nooner

Just rode the Cabrillo. It’s noticeably harder than the Gravelier. Feels more like a rail than a saddle. The Gravelier has more butt support so I may go back to it. Want to buy the Cabrillo? Good price for a hardass.

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