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What Run Oregon is Trying: Velo Saddle

When I purchased my bike in 2010, I didn’t realize it came with a Velo Saddle. Velo makes over 15 million saddles a year and they can be found on all types of bicycles. My favorite saddles are from the Velo Senso line. Some big name athletes ride with Velo, including; Kevin Aiello, Thomas Genon and two time Olympic Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs.

I recently received a saddle from the Velo Senso line, similar to the Sky OW. This saddle is lightweight at only 262 grams, and has 3 points of contact with a Ti Alloy, carbon fiber rail. It is made with a light, high density foam fill and a microfiber cover. It is created specifically for women and comes with a slightly wider base.

I received my saddle in May and was able to train with it all summer. The added comfort, with the wider base, 3 points of contact and high density foam allowed me to increase training times which resulted in faster, more favorable times when competing.

For athletes wishing to increase training times resulting in faster times when competing, I recommend a Velo saddle from the Senso line.

Saddle: Miles Carbon Women’s Specific (VL-4214)

Specs: (From Velo Website)

  • Gender: Female
  • Weight: 285g
  • Size: 266x141x65 mm
  • Base: Carbon Fiber Injection – Nylon Fiber Injection
  • Fill: Light Foam – High density
  • Rail: Carbon Fiber
  • Key Point: ArcTech – ZoneCut – v-mount
  • Stitching: 2-15 – 4-9Z

Features:

  • Carbon rail
  • Women’s specific geometry, wider back
  • Alleviation channel

Price: $37.81 (also available on Amazon)


Thank you to Velo Saddles for providing us with a sample. Please read our transparency page for information on how we do our reviews.

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About Shelly Pincock (58 Articles)
Shelly was born and raised in the PNW. A former swimmer, Shelly started running in 2003 when she moved to Portland Oregon. She has run several 5k’s, 10k’s and a few half marathons, but loves triathlons most. Other hobbies include hiking, rock climbing and Pilates. She loves spending time with her family, travel, fitness, health and nutrition and has her degree in nursing. She works as a fitness trainer, wedding and newborn photographer.

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