It took a few adjustments to dial in the saddle position. Initial rides on the trainer would yield discomfort after 2 hours on the saddle. Some minor adjustments moving the saddle forward and the nose downward resulted in a comfortable fit. The wider nose provides much more support for occasional forward seating position. The wider channel is a huge benefit that allows pressure relief while seated anywhere on the saddle. The firmness from the carbon rails and shell are noticeable, but nothing a good pair of bib shorts cannot alleviate. The first ride outside was 7 hour, 6.6K ft of climbing day with no major issues from the saddle in terms of discomfort. I was concerned with taking a new saddle out on a long day, but this saddle performed perfectly for me. My other saddles used are Salle Italia Super Flow SLR and Brooks C13. For me the Pro Stealth is on par for comfort with the Super Flow SLR. I haven't had enough saddle time in the C13 to compare. I would recommend this saddle for those looking for a short and wide nose, plus a wide pressure relief channel.
I have tried Brooks Swallow saddle, Williams saddle, Specialized Toupe. For me this is the most comfortable saddle. I never have saddle sores with this and I'm comfortable both on the rear part of the saddle and on the nose. I also don't get numb groin anymore either. I ride 6-10 hrs per week, 13 to 12 of that on the trainer and this works great for me. This saddle was a little hard on my butt initially, but it broke in really fast after the first week. Now I'm considering getting it for my commuter bike and my MTB (the just released Offroad version).
This is the most comfortable saddle that I've used in 30+ years of previously using many various Selle and Fizik models. I now have about 2000 miles on the Pro Stealth and, from the first ride, have had no comfort issues at all.
Certainly saddles are very personal, as is this review I've ridden the Stealth Carbon for about two months and for me, bar none, it's the best that I've used. Its width in its center and forebody, where I spend a lot of time, means that I can shift forward when climbing and I'm still supported by my sitting bones. My weight doesn't shift to soft tissue perched on an uncomfortably narrow nose. I live in the mountains, most of my rides are 3-4 hours with no choice but lots of climbing, and comfort when using the full length of the saddle is critical. I find the center and nose of most saddles too narrow, including wider versions, and they become very uncomfortable on extended climbs. A bonus with the Stealth is that you can give it a few rides to be sure that you like it--the manufacturer offers a 30-day money-back warranty.
I use the PRO Stealth Carbon Saddle on a high end road bike. I was searching for comfortable yet supportive lightweight saddle for rides up and around 50 miles. I believe I've found that saddle for a reasonable price. There isn't anything I dislike regarding the saddle. I do appreciate the finish and proper amount of padding without being too stiff.
Great saddle relief of soft tissue pressure. Wish it had more padding a little uncomfortable after 5-hour century ride but works great for relief of pressure. Rails are oval shaped - may not fit your saddle clamps
Pros - light weight carbon
- integrated camera mount facing rear.
Cons - must make sure your seat height is correct.
- takes a few rides to get used to the hard material. No compliance.
- not good for long or all day training rides.
-only good application is racing, but just barely.
- would not recommend for female riders.
I've been riding and racing bicycles since 1990 and have ridden dozens of saddles. As a female cyclist I've struggled to find a saddle comfortable enough to ride for hours on the road and race on the track. This saddle is perfect. I now have one on every bike. Great for road rides, track, and time trials.
I do triathlon and try to aero for most of my rides. The wider nose and wide cut out make this the best saddle I have used. It is hard with very little padding but somehow that hasn't lead to soreness unlike my previous cushier saddle. It is expensive but the 30 day garantee make it a safer gamble than other expensive saddles.
Overall like the saddle. The cutout is large which is good for prostrate protection The saddle is short so should be good for remounts for cyclocross Will See in the fall. The nose is a bit wider in front than my other saddles. Legs touched slightly but did not bother them. So overall I am happy with the saddle. It was on sale for price was fair. At full price, it is a little bit on high price side
I tried this saddle because I wanted to relieve pressure in my private region, especially when in drops. It's great for short, punchy, racecrit type rides, but I found it uncomfortable on long rides. It took care of the numbness but caused other issues like saddle sores. I do like it though and recommend it to racers.
ive used arione & antares fizik saddles in the past and have found this far superior for my bum.
i tend to use the middle and front of the saddle more and this just fits my riding style perfectly while providing all day comfort.
i know everyones different but if you are looking for something that has a bit wider nose while having cutouts for reducingeliminating perennial pressure - this is the saddle for you
the accessories (gopro mount & fender) that attaches to mounting points under the saddle is a plus.
I've had the opportunity to test out the Specialized Saddle and the PRO Stealth. Specialized felt too narrow up front when you are really pushing the pedals while in the nose. I've found the PRO Stealth to be much more comfortable. I love the large central cut-out to reduce any pressure. I've been searching for that perfect saddle for a couple of years and finally found this one that eliminated all the hot spots. The Carbon version takes a 7x9mm ears. Build quality is great, it is light and most importantly comfortable. Highly recommend giving this saddle a try!
I am a previous adamo user who just couldnt get over that crazy dual nose design. The Pro Stealth does just about the same thing without all the seat heightfore-aft drama. Just slap it in and go. After two 40 plus mile rides, feels like the saddle I should have been riding from the beginning.
This is a great saddle. Similar to the Specialized per power saddle with a slightly wider nose and wider relief channel. For me personally I find this slightly more comfortable, but everyone's bum is different.
Certainly wins in the looks department.