PRO Bike Gear’s Stealth road saddle was in the first wave of the short-nosed, broad rear, aggressive aero-optimized saddles. The Stealth’s recognition led to spin-off variations, together with a devoted TT model and a just lately launched off-road/gravel model. PRO now offers ten models in its Stealth range, all that includes the trademark brief/broad nostril design with a trapezoid rear and bridged heart.
It’s straightforward to see the form evolution and new know-how within the just lately launched PRO saddles, and the unique Stealth started to look boring — till now. The newly up to date PRO Stealth takes some tech from the newer fashions and provides a rounded curved form choice to draw a complete new crowd.
PRO Stealth saddle: what’s new?
PRO Bike Gear added two new saddles to its rising Stealth saddle vary; an up to date Signature Stealth and an all-new Stealth Curved mannequin. The up to date designs each declare to ship extra energy via the pedals in a deep, aerodynamic place — all whereas gifting extra consolation and management to the rider.
PRO Stealth Group and Efficiency saddles
PRO’s up to date Stealth Group, and Stealth Efficiency saddles are re-engineered with a brand new base that provides a 12% bigger anatomic (undercarriage) space. The replace maintains the identical total contract factors as the unique Stealth whereas lowering the general strain saddle-wide.
The center anatomic space has the signature triple bridge and has been trimmed down barely, coming in round 11g lighter than earlier variations. The flagship PRO Stealth in a 142mm width weighs in at a really svelte 161g — a 7.5% drop from the earlier mannequin.
The PRO Stealth Group model makes use of a carbon base and carbon rails for max weight effectivity. The PRO Stealth Efficiency opts for a extra sturdy construct with stainless-steel rails and a polymer base. Each the Group and the Efficiency boast the identical actual match and form, out there in 142mm and 152mm widths.
All-new PRO Stealth Curved
For those who discover the Stealth’s form a bit too flat, the Stealth Curved hopes to assist welcome you into the Stealth household. The brand new Stealth Curved contains a barely narrower nostril, providing extra help to riders that are inclined to rock facet to facet whereas pedaling.
The Stealth Curved retains the signature look and form of brief nostril broad rear that PRO’s Stealth is thought for however eases on the boxy building. The PRO Stealth Curved is just not a lesser model of the traditional; it’s an choice for those who may profit from extra thigh room in an aero place.
The brand new PRO Stealth Curved is offered in two fashions; Stealth Curved Group that includes carbon-reinforced polymer base and carbon rails, weighing in at a strong 161g, and a Stealth Curved Efficiency mannequin with stainless-steel rails. The Efficiency fashions share the Group’s carbon-reinforced polymer base; the one actual distinction is stainless-steel rails. The Efficiency mannequin is available in at a decent 204g — solely a 43g distinction from the top-end model.
Each variations of the Stealth Curved can be found in 142mm and 152mm widths.
Pricing and availability
- Stealth Group and Stealth Curved Group: MSRP $220
- Stealth Efficiency and Stealth Curved Efficiency: MSRP $180
All PRO saddles include a 30-day consolation assure, so in the event you really feel like a brand new saddle is in your future — these needs to be touchdown at your native store in July.