Bicycle Saddlery

Bicycle Saddles Examined and Explained

Ritchey Pro Marathon Saddle

The Ritchey Pro Marathon saddle is a mountain bike saddle that is contoured and shaped in such a way that it would also suitable for road bike use too. This is a saddle that provides a great deal of comfort to the rider, so much so that it makes an ideal saddle for touring.

According to the company, the idea behind the Marathon concept was to produce a saddle that would withstand the rigors of hard cross country riding while also providing a svelte look at the end of the ride. This saddle provides that and more. The Pro model of the Marathon is made with Cromo rails and a synthetic leather cover.

Buy A Ritchey Pro Marathon Saddle

Ritchey Pro Marathon Carbon reinforced Bike Bicycle Seat Saddle Seat Black
Ritchey Pro Marathon Carbon reinforced Bike Bicycle Seat Saddle Seat Black
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00

Saddle Product Details

Weight: 279g
Dimensions: 130 x 271 mm
Rails: Cromo
Cover: synthetic leather
Colors: black or white, both with debossed highlights

Features of the saddle as provided by the manufacturer:

  • Wing design to dissipate vibration
  • Narrow 35% carbon content shell for pedaling efficiency
  • Hi density foam, microfiber surface, tubular cromo rails, and abrasion resistant sides

Here are a few of the comments that customers who have bought and used the product name saddle have left on various sites online. In an attempt to provide a balanced view I have tried to find both positive and negative comments about the saddle.

" I have the black version from a couple of years ago. I really rate this saddle; I have done a double metric century with this saddle on a hrdarse cannondale aluminium framed bike...with no dramas.
It is nearly flat with a slightly flared rear. The padding is moderate, where the saddle really comes into its own is the shell flex: the shell in the perineal area flexes nicely over bumps, saving your soft bits from a hammering. The rear of the saddle (where the sit-bones sit) also flexes under load leading to a lovely suspended feel."

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