Road saddles are always something that’s highly-personal. Having ridden a plethora of saddles with no relief, I tried the ISM Adamo Road saddle and immediately fell in love with this odd-looking saddle. You might too.
ISM Adamo Road Saddle Features
- Designed for riding in or out of aero bars
- Gel and foam padding
- Cr-mo rails
- 245mm long and 135mm wide
- Colors: Black, Blue, Red, White, Grey
- MSRP: $169.95
ISM Adamo Road Saddle Review
Yes it may look a little strange compared to the saddles you are used to but this crazy looking prong saddle is impressive. Two years ago I took my 20 years of mountain biking and decided to finally add a road bike to the quiver and shortly thereafter was talked into riding Lotoja the following year with a couple of friends.
The training stepped up my mileage significantly and needless to say I started having major saddle issues that took all the fun out of riding. Anything over 30 miles and I was in pain down where it counts. I went through four different saddles trying to find one that worked for me.
Saddle number three was so painful that I was getting desperate and a buddy that had been riding his Adamo for years traded me bikes halfway through a 50 miler, for the rest of the ride I thought I was in heaven. I went home and ordered up my Adamo online that day and then proceeded to move forward with the cardinal sin, I threw it on my bike 3 days before a century I was about to ride. I was able to get one prep ride on the saddle prior to the century, anything felt better than the saddle I had been riding.
The century went great and I finished without having anywhere near the pain down low I had been dealing with previously. So there it was, the Adamo passed the test and I have been riding it ever since and am happy to take the comments from other riders about my funny looking seat! It may not be a fit for everyone but for me this saddle made road biking enjoyable again and has kept the possibility of a 5th kiddo in the future still an option! Lastly, Lotoja went great and I had zero saddle soreness during or after the 206 mile ride.
- Eliminated saddle soreness completely for me
- Hop on and go
- Makes long rides a dream
- Keeps the man area happy
- May not be at your local bike shop
- A bit odd looking
Bottom Line: ISM Adamo Road Saddle
It didn’t take me long to absolutely love this saddle. It seems funky on the surface, but believe me, you will love the comfort and your man area will thank you.