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Subject: ISM Saddles Adamo saddles
I am considering swapping out my saddle for one of these ISM Adamo saddles. I currently have a fizik saddle. I'm sure I could use a lot more comfort down there during long rides. It's not that it's painful, but after 50+ miles,...
So I see a lot of racers these days using the ISM Adamo saddle.

Any feedback ?
I see there are 3 models. Is there a better model vs. another ?


2013-11-07 4:06 PM
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Subject: RE: ISM Saddles Adamo saddles
I ride an Adamo Prologue, and I'm very happy with it. Changing saddles helped resolve some numbness issues which were putting a damper on certain activities.

They have a saddle selector guide on their website.

General theory is that you'll either love it or hate it, just about instantly. Try it at your LBS is you can. You can demo them through trisports.com too, for a pretty reasonable fee.

ST had a saddle tour recently (free saddle test fittings), so you may want to try those stores and see if they'll let you play with saddles for a while.
2013-11-11 5:09 PM
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every butt is different.  I've tried the Adamo and found the front of it just too wide for me.  (some people zip tie the ends together to make them a bit narrower).

I needed a new saddle (actually wore out my Profile Design saddle) and I just got a Cobb (on sale at TriSports ).  So far, it seems like a really well designed seat for my particular undercarriage.  YMMV.

sometimes you just can't tell with saddles until you put 1000 miles into them.

2013-11-12 10:33 AM
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Subject: RE: ISM Saddles Adamo saddles

Originally posted by louamerica I am considering swapping out my saddle for one of these ISM Adamo saddles. I currently have a fizik saddle. I'm sure I could use a lot more comfort down there during long rides. It's not that it's painful, but after 50+ miles,... So I see a lot of racers these days using the ISM Adamo saddle. Any feedback ? I see there are 3 models. Is there a better model vs. another ?

I LOVE my ISM saddles (I have them on all of my bikes). Obviously YMMV since saddles are so personal.

One of my tri bikes has the ISM attack which I use on shorter courses (it's too narrow for a long course for me). My other has the ISM Road which I find perfect for a long ride. My road bike also has the ISM Road saddle. I tried the prologue as well as it was good, but I like the Road a little better after riding it for a while. But again YMMV.

Several of my local shops will rent out an ISM saddle for like $10 or something for a couple of weeks so you can try it out. My bike fitter did have to move my saddle when I moved from a traditional road saddle (specialized) to the ISM saddle to keep my fit (it was all fine, but I just thought I'd note it).

2013-11-12 12:01 PM
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I went from a PD to the Prologue about 7 weeks ago. Instantly noticed the difference. Felt much more comfortable. Have had a difficult time dialing the fit back in. My knee is a bit sore after 1 hour or more. Have thought of selling it but may try harder to make it work because it is much more gentle on the soft spots.

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2013-11-12 4:20 PM
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I ride a Racing model and am currently looking for another saddle. Going to try the Cobb Plus. I know the Adamos have a break in period but after about 30 minutes I feel like I'm sitting on a hot coal and really have to mentally push myself to stay on the bike. A lot of people swear by them. I swear while on them.



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