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Respiro Athletic Bike Saddle - Men's

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  • Recreational saddle is perfect for those who ride more than 100 miles per month
  • Royalgel™ padding reduces the peaks of pressure on the saddle and distributes the rider's weight across its surface to relieve the seat bone
  • Ventilation channel helps keep you cool
  • Saddle cover reflects the sun instead of absorbing it's heat, thus promoting cool comfort
  • Elastomer pads absorb shock and reduce vibration
  • Integrated Clip System in the base of the saddle allows quick attachment and removal of I.C.S. accessories, such as bags and safety lights


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Respiro Athletic Bike Saddle - Men's Specs
Best use
11 x 6.4 inches
370 grams
Synthetic cover/steel rails
Saddle type
Cutout seat
Saddle cover material
Cushioning material

Respiro Athletic Bike Saddle - Men's

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Rated 3.7143/5 based on 14 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromA bridge too far. The channel is wide -- wider than my sit bones. It was painful after only a couple of miles.
Date published: 2010-07-15
Rated 2out of5
by fromFell apart I thought it was a great seat. It just didn't last. I only had it for three months and have already thrown it away. Not sure what I am gonna try next. Probably not this one again.
Date published: 2011-09-11
Rated 3out of5
by fromGreat first impression, too wide for me. When I first tried this saddle, I thought it was awesome!! The stock saddle on my Cannondale F7 was terrible and the Respiro was like a couch compared to it. I was doing 30 minute rides at the time and was loving the comfort this saddle provided. I started having problems though as the length of my rides increased. After about 40 - 45 minutes, I would start to get numbness and some pain in the area where my body met the portion of the saddle that transitioned from wide to narrow. It seems that this portion of the saddle is not narrow enough for me. Too bad, because the air flow system and gel padding are great. I replaced it with a Selle Itallia Shiver Gel Flow and can now ride comfortably for hours. Maybe other body types will not have the same problem.
Date published: 2009-07-15
Rated 3out of5
by fromNot bad but still some numbness This saddle is a big improvement over the saddle that came with my bike (Trek 7.3FX), but the middle grove isn't long enough to really prevent numbness in your crotch over long rides (40 miles+). The groove should continue all the way up through the front in order to really relieve all pressure in that area. I rode in the Reach the Beach ride yesterday (80 miles) and after about 40-50 miles I was wishing that groove was longer. I'm going to try the Serfas RX and hopefully that will work out better for me. But overall a very nice and comfortable saddle with only this one exception.
Date published: 2010-05-15
Rated 3out of5
by fromNothing special I bought this saddle to replace a tri saddle that promisd to solve all saddle problems. This saddle isn't anything special. While it is more comfortable than the Profile tri-stryke saddle, it still lacks the comfort needed for longer rides. It is o.k. for short rides in town, but needs all around improvement in comfort. While I haven'tused padded shorts, I think they would provide the much needed extra support necessary for longer rides. It is becoming my impression that comfortable saddles require a lot of money. I guess that is why the pros ride on Selle Italia or Fizik.
Date published: 2010-05-30
Rated 4out of5
by fromA-OK! My buttocks has never felt better! The stock seat on my stumpjumper was killing me after every ride even with wearing padded shorts. My friend recommend me these seats and I have not regretted getting them. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 4out of5
by fromImpressive performance for the price This saddle is a great value for the price. It has cushioning in the right places while having a minimal profile and moderate weight. This seat is very comfortable and looks race inspired as well.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 4out of5
by fromA must have saddle! I have been putting off upgrading the saddle on my '08 Cdale F3 for longer than I care to admit. In preparation for an adventurous outing coming up, I decided to pull the trigger. After reading the reviews of numerous saddles REI offers, this one seemed like the best one and boy, lemme tell ya - this seat is great! Not knowing much about saddle upgrades and how it might "fit" me, I initially installed it so that the saddle was completely parallel with the horizon. Seemed logical. During my 1st ride though, it became clear that certain parts of my anatomy (the boys) were not sitting well in their new position. All it took was angling the saddle slightly downward so that the nose was somewhat pointing towards the floor and that did the trick. Everyone was happy. I did a 12 mile trip today in a local park, riding on pavement, crushed stone, open field and mud and was infinitely more comfortable than I had been on the stock Cdale seat. I should note that I was wearing padded shorts on this trip, but last night I was not and stayed just as comfy on my 3 mile trek. The only con is that my Topeak Aero Wedge Pack will not fit on the bike anymore. The rails underneath the saddles are wider than the stock Cdale ones and the mounting brackets do not fit. Kinda bummed about that since that's where I keep my tools and spare tubes. I'm hoping that when I take the bike into REI for a servicing, that they know of some options to remedy that. Aside from that, this seat is a winner! Note: We reserve the right to edit or reject reviews that include inappropriate content, profanity, references to other retailers, pricing, or personal information.
Date published: 2009-09-19

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