Specialized Phenom Gel Saddle

  • Patented Body Geometry design
  • Carbon reinforced shell
  • Hollow chromoly rails for off-road durability
  • Gel and tuned density foam padding
  • Tough, light and water resistant Micromatrix cover

User Reviews (6)

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dan haxmeier   [Oct 07, 2014]
Strength:

Quite comfortable

Weakness:

Bought in 2012 and today found out that it developed a crack underneath seat to the point that it tore a hole in my bike shorts. Took it back to where I bought it. Asked them if they ever heard of a seat cracking, they said sure it was a defect it that particular seat. Warranty only good for one year. I'm thinking if is known to have a defect it should be replaced for no cost. Am I wrong in thinking that? If so, no more buying specialized













I was very pleased with that seat until it cracked. Never heard of a seat cracking.




OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
DaveMav   [Jun 01, 2013]
Strength:

very lightweight and extremely comfortable and just happens to look killer.

Weakness:

none

if you are thinking of getting one just do it because its a excellent saddle you wont regret getting.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Elemental277   Cross Country Rider [May 25, 2011]
Strength:

-Comfort
-Weight
-Gel nose for climbing
-Comfort

Weakness:

-None yet, but just purchased recently

I have only used this saddle a few times; however, it it the most comfortable I have ridden, period. The stock seat on the Stumpy could bruise your tail bone.

I blindly bought the second saddle from Performance last year and it was o.k. aesthetically, but the comfort still wasn't there.

After 12 miles yesterday, I didn't want to go home. The saddle works flawlessly and the gel nose is amazing for steeper saddle climbing.

I would definitely recommend getting "fit" for the saddle. This is the first time I have tried this and I am pleased I did. You simply sit down on a gel pad thing and it marks where your tail bone is. Then the dude measured the width and calculates for your average riding position.

This saddle may or may not be one of the better on the market, but I offered 5 Chilis b/c it's the most comfortable and best that I have ridden. I would definitely recommend it!

Similar Products Used: -Forte Pro SL Ti
-Specialized stock BG
-Bontrager (cushy for RH HT)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
dblspeed   Cross Country Rider [May 14, 2011]
Strength:

Very comfy, reasonably light. You can actually sit on the gel nose during steep, long climbs.

Weakness:

Shorts, both lycra and baggies, keep getting stuck in the square edges.

Very comfortable saddle even with the light padding thanks to the BG shape and the flexy frame. The square edges become a major annoyance because they catch pantsaggies.

Similar Products Used: WTB Laser V Stealth. Specialized Romin, Alias, Henge.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
bgfthntr   Cross Country Rider [Oct 23, 2009]
Strength:

Well made, technology filled, thought out design, 2 sizes available

Weakness:

Hard and too square (for me)

This is a well made saddle, The gel nose is fantastic and was for climbing very technical steep sections. For me the saddle didn't not fit me very well. I had the 143mm and I need a bit wider. I would recommend giving this saddle a try but it didn't work for me. It's more of a racer setup.

Similar Products Used: Flite, Prolink, Spec. Stock Saddle, Concor
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Spokaned   Cross Country Rider [Sep 13, 2009]
Strength:

Great for seated riding and climbing in the saddle. Wide front-end is great for steep climbs. Seat softens-up after a few rides. Go with the Cro/Mo rails (tougher with hardly any weight penalty) as compared to the Ti.

Weakness:

None so far.

Great seat with the versatility for climbing, cruising the flats, or technical riding.

Similar Products Used: WTB Rocket V Ti.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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