For road bikes or comfort bikes, have the arms level. You will find your sweet spot. Place the seat lower than you normally do. You are placing it lower, because you are utilizing your sit bones where you want the pressure , which places you higher on the seat. Many times we suggest lowering your overall saddle position.
This will relieve pressure you are feeling from the new contact point. This is what traditional nosed saddles try to do by offering different widths, but unfortunately still have pressure on the soft tissue. If you feel that you are rocking from side to side, you have it too high - lower the saddle.
Additionally, your toes should not be pointing down when you pedal. This is a clear sign your seat is too high. Slide your saddle back, further than a normal saddle, on the post. Because of that, the front of the saddle arms should only reach the mid-point of your inner thigh. If the saddle arms are sticking out the front while you are on the saddle, you have the saddle too far forward. If you feel the saddle is too wide, move it back.
Do not zip tie the front arms. The width is intentional and a zip tie defeats the benefits of the saddle design and voids the warranty. Your sit bones are the main points of contact of the body to the seat. You may feel tenderness to the sit bones after the first few rides. The processing of your image is needed to allow you to use Virtual Mirror. Your image is processed in real-time on your device and will not be communicated to anyone nor will it be stored by Luxottica or Sigma Sports.
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Yesterday I did 61 miles on the old saddle, and could feel that my sit bones were right at the red spots in the above photos. Things were better at night. Perhaps I'm expecting too much. It sure would be nice to have a saddle for which you could adjust the width, like this: I'm going to do some positioning experiments and put on some HTFU cream for now.
Likes: 3. Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts. Attached Images. Find More Posts by on the path. Liked Times in Posts. Originally Posted by on the path. Quite possible. That's a question I can't answer. Since you still may be searching, may I suggest this one, Nashbar brand: May not be for you, but the price is right, probably worth a try. I got mine towards the end of last year. About miles later, and I'm still a happy camper.
I've been riding miles per week, and more, and no major issues. I find that forcing myself to get up off the saddle every couple of miles goes a long way to keeping my butt happy. Originally Posted by OldTryGuy. Just installed a new FR1 and like the old, working nicely. Was thinking about Adamo but just uncertain of how it would be when I'm in aero-bar position riding on the tip of the seat. For me, riding the aerobar position with my Prologue is when I'm most comfortable.
There are times when I don't really feel the saddle, although I know that I'm sitting on something. The thing is that you really aren't riding on the tip of the saddle. Your sit bones stay in the same exact position as when you ride the hoods. I think the design of the saddle makes it difficult for a lot of riders to visualize just where you are planting your sit bones and how the saddle works.
It's the reason I held out from getting one for so long. Find More Posts by vhj. Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts. I did a 22 mile ride this am on the borrowed Podium. The width feels pretty good and the large cutout resulted in essential no medial pressure. It may be that this particular version of Adamo doesn't taper quite quickly enough, but I'm taking a longer ride on Sunday, probably 50 miles. I could feel quite a bit of pressure on my inner thigh, particularly on the left side, but I that's something I probably could get used to.
Find More Posts by rdtompki. Originally Posted by vhj. Are you saying your sit-bones never slide forward, OR are you saying you are moving forward and your sit-bones are on the two front "prongs" of the saddle? At times I shift way forward to the point of the saddle.
No sit-bones making contact with seat. How can I do this on an Adamo if there is no nose and the seat is set far back???? I finished the 55 mile ride on the Podium. I'm pretty impressed. Didn't notice the inner thigh pressure. The only place I feel pressure is on the site bones and I'm more than willing to get used to that pressure versus pressure on the perineum. The contact patch is different and that's a good thing, but I believe I'm experiencing more weight in my hands.
I've currently set the rails level per the ISM instructions, but I'll tip the nose up just a degree or so. Given that I've only ridden the saddle twice and haven't really made any adjusts I think I should be able to dial this in very well. Update: I've returned the Adamo Podium, but have not given up on Adamos. With the Podium my sitbones got sore and were not getting any better; I had jumped from the frying pan into the fire as it were. I've concluded that either a the podium doesn't have quite enough padding or b the podium isn't wide enough most likely.
I've bought an Adamo Century which should provide good mid-line pressure relief and is definitely both wider and"softer". I could do a K on the Avant, but it doesn't resolve the mid-line pressure to the extent of the Adamo saddles. We shall see. Find More Posts by JohnJ What is making contact with the saddle?
Are you sitting on your perineal area? I'm not sure I fully understand your question or know how to answer it correctly. I might suggest that you go to ISM's web site and watch their videos and maybe they will answer your question. I had an Adamo Century I've been playing with.
I like the concept and it worked for the most part, but in the end yes , it was too narrow for me by a decent amount so the contact points were inside where they should be. I did discover in the interim that I had my seat 7cm too high So now that my seat height is where it belongs, the Phenom actually fits me better.
My Phenom is a for reference. Find More Posts by kingsqueak. ISM has about a million different models, yet they don't have a selection of different widths. That's the most important variable. My wife is now trying out the Adamo prologue, and likes it so far, but her sit bones are sore she had a Terry saddle that was too cushy. Swim Bike Run. Search menu. Race Calendar RD Aids. Slowtwitch coaching Coaches Directory. Workshops F. Compex Elite vs Performance - which one to get?
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Among all the wetsuits you have used, which brand made your single favorite wetsuit? Quintana Roo. De Soto T1. View Results. Login required to started new threads Login required to post replies. Post 1 of 77 views. Anyone have it?? Looking for a new saddle for my road bike and just saw that Adam has a new saddle. Have the road and TT and really like the TT. Anyone try it?? Quote Reply. Re: adamo prologue review [boom] [ In reply to ] Quote Reply.
Post 2 of 77 views. Bump for similar interest. Re: adamo prologue review [atomic] [ In reply to ] Quote Reply. Post 3 of 77 views. Re: adamo prologue review [Btmagician13] [ In reply to ] Quote Reply. Post 4 of 77 views. I ordered one without trying it as it wasn't available for demo. Early days yet, but so far very promising.
I did make other adjustments to my position though at the same time shorter stem. I will get back to this thread with a full report soon. Post 5 of 77 views. I just ordered one, too. Haven't received it yet, though. I started with an Adamo Race original version for a couple of seasons, but found it just a bit too hard in the sitbone area for long rides 2. I switched to an Adamo Road for a couple of seasons.
According to the advertising, that's one of the benefits of the Prologue. I e-mailed ISM to see what they thought about the switch, and here is an excerpt from the e-mail I received from Dave We shall see Steve "If you ain't first, you're last. Post 6 of 77 views. I just received mine a couple of weeks ago. Admittedly, I've only had a few rides on it on the trainer, so I can't give a real review.
Anyways, here's a couple pics, because pics generally make a post better. As a point of reference, I've tried a number of saddles over the last couple of years prologo, arione, cobb v-flow plus, old ism racing and now new ism prologue to deal with sleepy pp and aerobar comfort issues. Also, since it is longer and slightly more forward sloping than some of the other ism saddles I don't have to tilt it down.
If anything I think I will tilt it up a degree or two. It's still fairly wide in the nose and can cause chaff, so tri-shorts are better than full bike shorts and load up on the butter. Anyways, I won't pretend to be an expert after only a couple rides, but that's my experience so far.
Post 7 of 77 views. As someone that's been through the saddle shopping spree like many others, I can say I've hit a lot of them and this one is at the top of my list. I've ridden a lot of the original ISM seats, Race, Road and Typhoon after many other options Fizik, Profile Design, Cobb and felt the Adamo Road was the best one for me, I had the nose zip tied and at the time, it couldn't get any better. If I could write down the few complaints I had about the Road and have them fixed, it would be the Prologue.
The rear part of the road has a significant slant that would make it near impossible for me to sit up and ride without my hands on the bars, the "fingers" were short and wide. My dream saddle would be more level across, have longer narrower fingers, and a little more padding and the Prologue is exactly that. I am so very pleased, thanks Adamo!
If you're gonna do something tonight that you'll regret in the morning Re: adamo prologue review [teambeer] [ In reply to ] Quote Reply. Post 8 of 77 views. Post 9 of 77 views. I agree with the previous reviews. Switched from the Road to the Prologue this winter and I couldnt be happier. I havent been out on the road yet with it Michigan winter but even on the trainer the boys and the rest of the general vicinity are much happier : I havent done any super long rides but I have yet to even bust out the bodyglide.
All around a more comfortable experience which, as mentioned earlier, allows more movement along the length of the saddle. The fact that it is a bit slimmer has so far kept any chaffing although I didnt have much with the Road away and still helps me avoid any numbness. Post 10 of 77 views. I just got one in the mail today. I already have the Breakaway on my tri-bike and this one will replace the Road version on my road bike.
Like all ISM saddles, the Prologue is nose-less and designed to remove pressure from soft tissue, ensuring maximum blood flow, no genital numbness. The ISM Adamo Prologue Saddle builds on the success of the Podium and Breakaway. The longer length and narrower hamstring section stay to allow for more. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for ISM - Adamo Prologue Saddle Black at the best online prices at eBay!