I was looking for something for my gravel bike. My current favorite, the discontinued Bontrager Montrose Pro, is great on the road, but on a stiffer frame and a rougher surface, was not ideal. My 148 Montrose fell between the two sizes for the Vento Argo and I opted for the wider size. I wish I could have tried both sizes because it could be a touch too wide. However I have to say - its very comfortable so far. The only reason I would not give it 5 stars is that I just haven't lived with it very long. At first it might seem too soft but ride it. I've found that I'm
comfortable and pressure point free on rides up to 4 hours so far. Very nice.
This is the 3rd Vento Argo R3 Adaptive Saddle that I have purchased. Originally installed this saddle on my Trek Checkpoint before riding the Katy Trail across Mo. I liked it so much, I also purchased 2 more for my Trek Domane SL6 road bike and my Trek Procaliber hardtail
It is a very good product, but there is only one problem: the texture of the material has a lot of grip, this makes the bibs not move in the seat, causing friction between your skin and the bibs. After a few minutes, this friction causes discomfort!
I have the S-Works Power Mirror Saddle on my other bike and this saddle is every bit as good and is cheaper. I have 500 miles on it so far which is enough miles to get a good feel for how it feels after a long ride. I would recommend this saddle to anyone looking for a good road saddle.
This is the best saddle Iï¿½ve ever ridden. My bottom has never gotten along with cutout saddles. The variable firmness that the 3D printing allows provides the pressure relief I need without having a cutout. Itï¿½s a little more expensive but worth it for me. I have not noticed any friction from the mesh-like surface.
This is a great addition to my inventory of saddles. I ride on the trainer several days a week and get butt tired after a few days. This makes all the difference in comfort plus the shorter version makes it a proper fit. I did notice the height is a little more than others in the category so a small adjustment was necessary. I would purchase another one for sure.
This saddle required some time to position correctly. It widens out faster than my old saddle. Once I got it dialed in, it is very comfortable.