Type “T” may seem like an odd name, but it truly represents the essence of this saddle. This saddle is the new 2019 model of the Tenace saddle. We designed this saddle specifically for road riders with wider sit bone (ischial tuberosity), taking into account several common physical complaints and addressing those with a unique design. This saddle is completely different than our narrower Delta series saddles. The Type T has a rear width of 155mm, plenty of room for riders that sit more upright, combined with a very unique nose shape. We learned that a major problem area of most Women’s saddles are that the noses are too short and taper very slowly to the front, our saddle has the narrowest nose of any relief channel saddle but as a feature, it’s narrower at the rear of the nose section than it is at the front end. This gives the saddle a very defined “T” shape, the purpose is to give those upper thighs a lot of extra room, so they don’t force the rider out on the end of the seat with every pedal stroke. It has been very successful so far and is great for both Road and Tri, for those long Tour rides it is an excellent choice.
** John's description: "I designed this particular model for Women riders that use a Road bike with clip on aero bars. The saddle has a 155mm rear width with a rounded top surface for a larger surface contact area, this usually works well for newer riders that do not use an aggressive aero position. One special feature is that the Nose area get’s narrower back away from the seat nose, this is so a rider with thicker upper thighs will have better clearance and help with chaffing. The nose width is fairly wide at 50mm but has a deep trough area so the riders soft tissue has better relief. The saddle was designed to actually be installed slightly nose high to help roll weight off the front and onto the sitbone areas, this also builds core support which will take pressure off of the riders hands / neck and shoulders. While this saddle does work on a regular Tri bike with aero bars that are fairly level with the saddle, it seems more successful on the Road/Gravel type bikes. This saddle is also not “super soft”, I have found that if a rider goes further than about 10 mi. on training rides, the soft saddles seem to cause a lot of rider core movement from lack of support or the rider easily starts riding crooked on the seat caused by leg length differences etc."
SHORT NOSE ROAD SADDLE, AGGRESSIVE THIGH RELIEF IN REAR FOR ISCHIAL SUPPORT