Review: Prologo Nago Evo TR Saddle

What: Prologo Nago Evo TR Saddle
Price: $170
The Skinny: Gives new meaning to the phrase “saddle comfort”

The white Nago compliments my Tarmac nicely

The white Nago compliments my Tarmac nicely

Unfortunately, our demo saddle program is taking longer than expected. When I found out that we in fact weren’t getting a Prologo Try & Buy Demo saddle kit until mid-January (maybe!), I decided to pull the trigger and just buy a Prologo Nago Evo Saddle. I’ve been buying these TR saddles (for Art’s) for a while and have been very impressed with the finish and what
seemed to be a high comfort level, but I just had to try one to know for sure. I thought about trying a Scratch saddle which is much more popular, but I know that I’m not a round-profile saddle person as my last saddle was an Selle Italia SLR, which was moderately comfortable. So I went with the Nago Evo. It’s lightweight, 212 grams, looks nice and matches my bicycle. Once I got the seat height dialed and the angle to my liking, I fell in love. No joke, this is the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever ridden. I think the AD456 padding really makes the difference. I would say 80% of the pressure is at my sit-bones, and the rest dispersed elsewhere. I really noticed the different padding densities, especially on the climbs when I sometimes move forward on the saddle to be able to drop my heels a little more. The padding gets increasingly softer from back-to-front, so when you’re on the nose, it doesn’t feel harsh. The microtex cover is also more supple than I anticipated. Microtex is such a loaded word, even Lorica is microtex. There’s almost an infinite number of different types and thicknesses. The one on the Nago Evo TR saddle is very supple. The other nice thing about fake leather covers as opposed to real leather is they seem to not get as dirty. Though I bought a white saddle and every one told me it’s going to get dirty really fast, I’ve put over 400 miles on it now and only washed it once. It really doesn’t get dirty any faster than anything else. I suppose if you didn’t clean your shorts, but that’s another topic. It seems to me that there are a lot of saddles that are totally flat like a Specialized Toupe or many that are totally round like an Fizik Aliante or Selle Italia Flight. The Prologo Nago Evo strikes a perfect balance in between for me. I tried an

The Nago Evo base is designed to keep you comfortable

The Nago Evo base is designed to keep you comfortable

Fizik Antares, which was pretty nice, but what sold me on the Prologo was the nose padding. It’s really the only saddle I’ve ever ridden that is comfortable no matter where you’re positioned on it. If you like the moderately flat saddle shape, give a hard look towards the Prologo Nago Evo saddle. Your sensitives will thank you.

Hammer On

2012-01-27T10:09:12-08:00