Adamo saddle

Anyone got one?

15 messages
28/10/2012 at 18:11

I really struggle to find saddles I can put up with and have been swapping an old trek padded gel one from bike to bike for years. But it's pretty much at the end of its life now - tattered and burst and is causing wear and tear to the the legs of my bike shorts and tri suit, so I have to get a new one.

Can anyone tell me if the Adamos are as comfy as they're made out to be?

M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2012 at 18:15

Horses for courses I think ... what suits one person wont neccessarily suit the next

There are a few places that wwill let you try before you buy, hopefully someone will have the right links soon !!

28/10/2012 at 18:47
You're very right, of course. I just fancied the look of them cause I don't really like ANY traditional shaped saddles and always end up tilting them so far downwards to take pressure off my pubic bone that I'm almost sliding off the front of them. The Adamos look like that wouldn't be an issue at all...
28/10/2012 at 20:38

I found other saddles really uncomfortable, tried an Adamo and now wouldn't ride on anything else,  http://www.trybikestore.co.uk/ will send you a saddle to try for a while and see if you like it.

Mr StOat    pirate
28/10/2012 at 20:56

Im really very tempted with an Adamo for my tri bike. I've tried a few and they're just really uncomfortable, even Fizik which I love on my road bike

28/10/2012 at 21:01

There is a sweet spot with the Adamos. It takes a bit of adjustment to get it right. Have a look here as a starting point.

On the plus side, a lot of them have a lip at the back which sits of the rail of the bike rack. This looks good, but more importantly, saves you 0.16 of a second in T1. 

Running Postie    pirate
28/10/2012 at 21:38
Love mine, but him indoors absolutely hates it, he reckons its too wider nose for a man. Accept the offer to try it out 1st
OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
28/10/2012 at 21:42
I have one on my tri bike and now one for the road bike too

On a training camp last year, of 5 of us in the fast group 4 were on adamos

On a tri bike you essentially sit off the front of it- so your tackle has lots of room! i was sitting too far back on it and hot moved forward on it so the back of your arse cheeks meet with the saddle about 2-3 inches from the rear.

Again getting it to the right angle takes time

I use the road - its softer tjan some of the others, but its still hard. its also a little wide at the front (apparently) but ive never noticed it really
Dubai Dave    pirate
29/10/2012 at 05:56

Tried one and hated it, horses for courses but all I ended up with was blisters on the inside of my thighs, give me a Fizik Tri saddle any day

MTri    pirate
29/10/2012 at 10:44

Road saddle for me as well, comfy from the first ride, and been good for upto 9 hours.

29/10/2012 at 17:54

Thanks for the info everyone, and thanks to Keir and Jonny for the links. I'm definitely going to try one out now. I'm still chuckling at the 'tackle and arse cheeks' fitting advice...

JD.    pirate
31/10/2012 at 16:34

I've got a used (not by me) one for sale.  Never got around to using it.

PM me if interested.

JD.
Britrisky    pirate
31/10/2012 at 17:36
What colour is it, JD (is that too girly a question?) and is it a Road?
JD.    pirate
31/10/2012 at 20:05

it's an ism racing saddle.  the original one.  

JD.
JD.    pirate
31/10/2012 at 20:05

oh and it's black.

JD.

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