One thing I believe in doing as an extension of bike fitting is to provide a good selection of saddles. Saddles are very individual and being able to provide options to try out is part of my service and the Vector Cycle Works experience.
As promised, I want to introduce new saddles here in the fitting studio at Vector Cycle Works as they come in. Last week, I got a trio of saddles from ISM Seat, including their new PN 1.1 test model. you can read what ISM has to say about it here:
ISM has introduced 5 new saddles, and with this, some of them have a new naming convention. The PN stands for "Performance Narrow", and if you are familiar with some of the other ISM models, you might notice this looks a lot like the Attack. Matter of fact, when I lay them on top of one another, the profile is basically identical. The difference lies in the padding - the PN 1.1 uses their 40-level padding, which is like the Prologue. Basically, it nets out to be a little bit softer version of the very versatile Attack.
To sweeten the deal, ISM is offering the PN 1.1 for an MSRP of $149.95, which is a little bit lower price point than many of their existing models. The PN 1.1 comes in three colors - black, white, and pink:
Because of the nature of saddles and how they interact with the human body, it really isn't fair for me to do a review, per se; I could go out and ride it for months and tell you how wonderful it is, but that doesn't tell you much about how it might work for you. The only way to really review it is to try it out yourself. If you would like to check it out, come on in to Vector Cycle Works and check out the growing saddle selection!
Max width: 110mm
Rail length (usable): 80mm
Width at centerline: 100mm
Height at centerline: 60mm
Nose width: 50mm
Weight: N/A (I currently only have a test model, so the weight is not accurate)