It was a sweaty, moist day in the saddle and the breath-ability of the shorts worked in my favor, never feeling swampy. Around the 80 mile mark I typically get achy and start to shift around in the saddle to find a position that does not offend the nethers. But it occurred to me that I was not doing that. At all. I was just sitting and pedaling, still happy after 5 hours in the saddle. Excellent.
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I have heard from several industry wags that a 143mm saddle fits 90% of the male riders out there. On the 143mm I was more aware of sit bone pressure as that was the primary area of contact. It was not bad, just different. Interesting in a way, as sometimes you have to try a saddle rather than go by the numbers. Width does not always play out the same between models.
In the end I liked the USWE Airborne 3 very much and was happy every time I used it. As long as you can live with the limitations in storage and if the close, movement free strap system rings true with you, then I expect you would be happy with it too.
Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Two- by Grannygear Is there a perfect saddle? Not likely. But there will be winners and losers as in the first post I set the stage for a sampling of various saddles, all with gravel and or adventure potential. From there we have a pile of saddles […]
I end the photos with the Niner MCR 9 RDO, a bike that has to be the most controversial, polarizing, gravel bike in the world. (Maybe the most photographed gravel bike as well. Editor) Making it an e-bike would likely burn down the internet.
A Look At Gearing For Gravel- Part 1: by Grannygear When I was building up my first gravel bike, the V2 Salsa Warbird, I was a bit perplexed on what gearing to run. Generally speaking, there are two types of gearing…road and MTB… and they are certainly not the same. The Warbird was obviously not […]
Chrome Cycling Gloves: Quick Review- by Grannygear I have said before that it seems a good glove might be the hardest thing to make in cycling clothing. Seemingly simple, but seldom done well, most gloves pinch or bind or squeeze or over do. Enter the simple glove. Chrome even has a simple name for them: […]
Gravel Grinder News: Sea Otter ’18- by Grannygear The annual Sea Otter bicycle festival occurred over the weekend and our own Ben and Grannygear were in attendance. Ben will have a couple podcast interviews which should get posted on the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch here. Meanwhile Grannygear was roaming the scene with his camera in […]
Editor’s Note: This is the last pedal to be introduced in the Round-Up series which Grannygear is producing for Riding Gravel. There will be a follow up on this specific pedal and a final word on the Round-Up to come. Now let’s see the last contender is and what Grannygear has to say about it. […]
Riding Gravel Pedal Round-Up: Ritchey WCS Micro Road – by Grannygear Editor’s Note: Grannygear returns with his thoughts on the Ritchey WCS Micro Road pedals in the Round-Up series. Please check out his introduction to this series by clicking HERE. We touched on the details in the opening post for the Ritchey pedals, so it […]