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Koobi PRS Century Bike Saddle

11 Jul

Choosing a bike saddle is one of the most personal decisions any cyclist can make. A saddle that is perfect for one rider might be considered a form of torture to another. Last year I purchased a Koobi PRS Century Bike Saddle and it is has been one of the best cycling purchases I’ve ever made.

Koobi PRS Century Bike Saddle

Koobi PRS Century Bike Saddle

Until last year I cycled an average of 3,000 miles a year. After purchasing the Koobi PRS Century Bike Saddle I was able to ride over 4,650 miles last year and I give most of the credit to this saddle. In the past 12 months I’ve put in over 6,000 miles while riding on a Koobi saddle and I can’t imagine riding on anything else. The reason I tried the Koobi in the first place was their 30-day money back guarantee. After my first ride on this saddle I knew I would not be sending it back.

What makes Koobi saddles so great? Well, they are designed to almost force you to put your weight on your sit-bones and once you learn to do this both your power and comfort will increase quickly. Each saddle also has a feature they call tunable suspension—several sets of elastomer springs that offer up to 4/10 inch of travel. These elastomer springs absorb road shock incredibly well.

Koobi makes several saddles and I chose the PRS Century because it is designed for cyclists who ride at least six hours a week but who do not want a firm saddle. These lightweight saddles are custom-built and come with either Ti Alloy or Manganese rails and there are models for both men and women.

Koobi saddles are not cheap—they cost around $200 each. However, I think this is money well spent. I know you could save a lot of money by getting an inferior saddle, but I would rather enjoy riding my bike instead of spending time complaining about how sore my backside is because of a cheap saddle!

How good are the Koobi saddles? After riding on a Koobi for just a couple of weeks I order two more saddles (one for a mountain bike and the other for my second road bike). I think the best compliment I can give them is this: after riding for six hours on a Koobi saddle I can go into a restaurant and sit on a hard chair without any discomfort at all.

The best way to buy a Koobi Bike Saddle is by visiting Koobi’s Website. You can also call them at 1-877-Ride-Koobi (877-743-3566).

 

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