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Old 12-29-14, 08:18 PM
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I just ordered this ...






Romin EVO Expert gel, those who've owned it tell me about it plz ...
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Old 12-29-14, 08:22 PM
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I have had the romin evo saddle for atleast 400 miles,its good for road and gravel, mud and sand riding not much padding but a lot of support.
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You're supposed to ask before you buy.
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Looks like my Bontrager Paradigm RL.

I hope it works for you.
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Ive been researching a while .....
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
You're supposed to ask before you buy.
Not in the 41. OP only forgot to ask if he got a good deal.
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I have that exact saddle in 143. Along with half a dozen others. So far, it's my favorite looking saddle, and my 2nd favorite comfort-wise. Currently, I'm using Selle AnAtomica though, since it's even more comfy (but ugly).
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Did you get it off the Specialized close-out site? There are really good deals there. And no hassle returns if you don't like it after you ride it.
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Did you get it off the Specialized close-out site? There are really good deals there. And no hassle returns if you don't like it after you ride it.


I support my local shop, ive spent quite a bit this year.

You can only nickel & dime the sales staff for so many years ...
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I own two Romin saddles, only one of which is the newest EVO generation. Best saddles I have ridden, but they can be tough to set up. When I first got one, I put it on a bike with very little saddle to bar drop, had the saddle set up nose up, and absolutely hated it. I put it in the spares bin, until I needed a temp saddle on a next bike. That bike had more drop, and I had figured out how to level it, and the Romin ended up my goto saddle.
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Old 12-30-14, 08:31 AM
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A great saddle isn't a great saddle unless it fits. Saddles, along with shoes, are things that I would get in a store (the first time around, at the very least) so that I could quickly swap it out. If you don't mind the prospect of waiting for back-and-forth shipping if the fit is off and (more importantly) if you're not one to live with fit that's slightly off rather than deal with the inconvenience of return shipping, then there's no problem.
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I use this saddle in a 155 for my primary bike. Looking to get another for my commuter, very comfortable for me and better than the stock Prologo saddle that came on my Cannondale.
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A great saddle isn't a great saddle unless it fits. Saddles, along with shoes, are things that I would get in a store (the first time around, at the very least) so that I could quickly swap it out. If you don't mind the prospect of waiting for back-and-forth shipping if the fit is off and (more importantly) if you're not one to live with fit that's slightly off rather than deal with the inconvenience of return shipping, then there's no problem.
Sure you are right. With multiple road bikes set up essentially the same, I can afford to wait for shipping back and forth to try out a new saddle for one of them.
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post


I support my local shop, ive spent quite a bit this year.

You can only nickel & dime the sales staff for so many years ...
I also support my LBSs. Just not all the way to the poor house.
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i have it in 155 and absolutely love it.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
I also support my LBSs. Just not all the way to the poor house.
Everything is in context with me, neither rich or poor.

I have no problem with SPECIALIZED products because they put back into R & D.

Thats what keeps the wheels rolling.

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I have heard good things from that saddle. I have never ridden on it though.
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Use good bike shorts and don't be sitting on it when you smack a bump. As already stated, setup can be very critical. I rode a 155 for 2 years, took a little getting used to each season, tried a 168 for the heck of it and it was much better for me. I can ride more forward or to the back of the saddle depending on where I ride the bars.
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I've ridden that saddle for two seasons now. Best fit for me of any saddle so far. ~4k miles.
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I have a Romin Evo with CF rails. I'm a long-time Selle Italia Flite guy and the fitter at the LBS recommended this one as an alternative. I hated it for the first 100 miles. Now, I don't even feel it, it fits me so perfectly.
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Have around 2500 miles on my romin evo I mounted on my R5, I found the fizik saddle to be unusable the first hour ride. Haven't looked back, I've got a romin, not sure what version on my s-works roubaix and works beautifully as well with around 6k miles between the two bikes.
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if you don't get any precision bike fit done (it's worth the $$), at least have them sit you in the mold to determine the width of your "sit" bones to determine optimum saddle width.
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Specialized saddles are really finished beautifully. I have never seen a saddle with the cover so neatly attached underneath. But they didn't have enough padding for me compared to my Terry Falcon Y. Even a little bit down the product line the padding was still too sparse for my taste. That's why I sent mine back.
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The non-gel version of the Romin EVO is the best saddle for my butt, by far, after many many years of search.

To set up correctly, make sure the middle 1/3 is level. It may look like the nose is tilted up after you do that, but that's ok.
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They come in 167mm which makes me a happy butt.
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