|Serfas RX on top, Forte Contour XFC on bottom|
So more saddle discussion it is. Sorry
I decided that I should at least try out this Forte Contour saddle that I bought last weekend before taking it back. Looking at it more closely, I realize that even while it isn't much narrower in the front part of the nose, it's a bit squishier on the sides than my current saddle and it is a bit narrower further back on the nose. Plus it's visually appealing, which is always important for something you put your butt on, right? Ha. But seriously, I do like the looks of it.
|My bike sporting the Forte Contour XFC, sans saddle bag|
Well, this morning I went ahead and stuck it on my bike and gave it a test ride (9 miles). Initial impression: I may have been too quick to dismiss this one. And that's actually a good thing, because it means this one may actually be a keeper.
I stopped about midway in the ride and adjusted the saddle position a little. After that, I forgot about the saddle and just enjoyed the ride.
I think I'll test it out on a longer ride before I make a final decision, but so far, so good!