Specialized Women’s Power Saddle w/ MIMIC tech comforts the unmentionables

Specialized is no stranger when it comes to provocative advertising for new saddles. To be fair, what should be an easily discussed topic often becomes a point of consternation at the retail level – just ask any bike shop employee who has dealt with a customer (male or female) who was too embarrassed to talk about their own saddle discomfort issues. But the truth of the matter is that male or female, we all have various comfort issues when it comes to bike saddles and our genitals. For women, MIMIC technology aims to solve those issues.

As Alison Tetrick hilariously illustrates above, vaginal discomfort is something that a lot of women experience, but may be hesitant to talk about. The good news is that the new MIMIC technology from Specialized supposedly offers relief and doesn’t require any awkward conversations.

Specialized Women's Power Saddle w/ MIMIC tech comforts the unmentionables

Thanks to a multi-layered design, the various Power saddles with MIMIC should offer needed relief. Up top, a memory foam cushion provides relief for the most sensitive areas. Underneath that, there is a flexible TPU. That TPU turns out to be particularly important in Specialized’ research on the saddle shape. While the cutout shell improved comfort, they found that for some women, the cutout actually allowed soft tissue to swell through it. But the answer wasn’t to just fill the cutout, instead opting for a flexible piece that offered support without pressure.

Specialized Women's Power Saddle w/ MIMIC tech comforts the unmentionables

At the back of the saddle is firmer foam for the typical support of your sit bones, and a cutout shell supports the saddle from underneath.

Specialized Women's Power Saddle w/ MIMIC tech comforts the unmentionables Specialized Women's Power Saddle w/ MIMIC tech comforts the unmentionables

Like most Body Geometry saddles, the Women’s Power saddle is available in multiple widths with different price points from the $145 Power Comp with MIMIC, to the top end S-Works Power with MIMIC for $325. All four MIMIC saddles are available now.

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1mujer
1mujer
3 years ago

A little expensive for the non professional rider , who suffer the same problems of course.

Collin S
Collin S
3 years ago
Reply to  1mujer

Even low end cassettes for MTB are over $200. Bike stuff is expensive. $145 for a saddle isn’t too crazy (and I am cheap and complain every time I see a new company introduce a carbon wheelset that costs more than $1500). Since nothing effects the quality/enjoyment of a ride more than a saddle, I am willing to pay for comfort. I tried the Selle SMP glider saddle 11 years ago and fell in love with it. Now, I have 8 bikes with the same saddle at an eye watering 250 dollar MSRP.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
3 years ago
Reply to  Collin S

Where do you buy your MTB cassettes from? An 11-speed XT is like $55. You can’t be that cheap, you’ve got $2,000 in bike seats.

Mo
Mo
3 years ago

I don’t remember. Please tell me. You have full immunity.

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Not expensive at all. Pony up for vaginal comfort. Comfort has no price; “professional” has nothkjg to do woth people wanting to be comfortable.

A
A
3 years ago

First of all, it’s “Georgena”, and second of all, what?

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
3 years ago

That sounds uncomfortable. Have you tried a hole saw (on your saddle)?

jon
jon
3 years ago

“But the answer wasn’t to just fill the cutout, instead opting for a flexible piece that offered support without pressure.”

WTB have been doing that a long time, probably a few other brands also?

jon
jon
3 years ago

“Even low end cassettes for MTB are over $200.”

Yeah, and it’s insane.

Longbeard
Longbeard
3 years ago

My bike fitter is getting me one of these and I’m a dude. I’ve lost around 130 lbs from my heaviest and have extra….skin…down there and get saddle sores bad. I’m looking forward to trying one!

Gena
Gena
3 years ago

I sometimes wonder why saddle companies think one saddle will fit every woman. I mean, do we all wear the same size pants and shoes? I tried over 10 saddles including this mimic technology. Nothing worked for me so my fitter finally tried a strange new saddle called BiSaddle that he could adjust to fit my unmentionables and sit bones. I rode my first race with it last week. 89 miles and no pain or numbness.