The ISM Adamo Podium Saddle has been built to provide the road cyclist enough surface area to move around on while offering the key ISM feature – large middle to front cutout.
Similar to how a Selle SMP saddle has a slight dip on the nose, the ISM Adamo follows suit. What is vastly different is twofold. First, the intended position ISM wants you to have, and secondly, the placement of the cutout.
ISM intends that you spend most of your time on the middle of the saddle or off the front. This design gets your bits further forward and off the saddle. This alone gets the intended benefit – no numbness or pain. Secondly ISM offers a wide cutout that starts at the middle and goes to the front, where as an SMP saddle has an end-to-end cutout. ISM in effect is creating two ‘beams’ of foam that run between your crotch and leg, right at the fold. Placing the pressure here saves your soft tissue and prevents restricted blood flow. The Achilles heel however is that noses on an ISM Adamo saddle run a little wider than average. However, this design is so effective the same model is both male and female friendly.
Pay attention to setup as setting up this saddle is slightly different than your regular saddle. It’s designed for you to spend your time at the midpoint to front. Proper setup will have 2 inches of rear saddle exposed when you’re at your furthest point rear on the saddle. You’re not to ever hit the end of the rear. Expect to see the top and side embroidery when you’re setup correctly. For this saddle, more than any other, playing with the position is key. It’s truly unique shape will require tweaking and getting used to. Don’t expect it to feel comfortable your first ride. It didn’t for us.
270mm long, 130mm wide, and 312 grams. Available in black/white.
ISM Adamo Podium Saddle
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