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SpecializedPower Expert Saddle With MIMIC - Women's
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January 7, 2021
Mimic can be for men
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
My sitbone size: 113 Saddle size: 143 mm As soon as I saw that Competitive Cyclist carried Specialized, this saddle went to the top of my short list of ones I wanted to try. Having done a bit of research I learned that the MIMIC technology, although designed for women, can be used for men in order to alleviate pressure in the groin area. The MIMIC technology allows the pressure points on your sit bones to balance across the entire area of where you’re sitting rather than just on your sitbones. As someone who frequently rides for more than 5 or 6 hours at a time, I found that this saddle did exactly what it was meant to do. For me, it did a much better job than the regular Specialized Power saddle (without Mimic) at relieving pressure points, which allowed me to ride longer and more comfortably. Aside from the Mimic technology, I really found a favorite in the power saddle. Personally I found that once I set up the saddle correctly, the shape of the saddle actually allowed me to pedal more strongly than with other saddles I’ve used in the past. It is worth noting that because the saddle is shorter than others it will require a different setup on the fore and aft positions than other saddles might. It’s also worth noting that this saddle is going to be more aggressive than other saddles in both the cutout and support. When Specialized created this saddle they meant it to be for power. That being said, due to the shorter nose, there is less room to move forward and backward on the saddle, so if that's something you're looking to have on longer rides, you may want to consider something like the Romin saddle. If you’ve tried this saddle and have found that it doesn’t fit well for you, I would personally recommend trying the Power Arc saddle as it has a slightly different curve but the same intended design. Overall this is a great saddle to start with if you're looking for a new saddle for road, gravel, cyclocross or mountain. It's a saddle that does really well across all disciplines.
December 18, 2020
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 155 mm
- 5` 3"
- 213 lbs
I bought this for my hybrid bike. I tend to do long rides on the weekends (30+ miles) and was looking for something to give more comfort in the saddle versus the stock saddle that came with my bike. To break it in, I planned a 12 mile ride and barely made it 6 miles. I felt like my sit bones were grinding into concrete with each push of the pedal. I couldn’t wait to get off of my bike! My sit bones hurt for 3 days after that before I could ride again.