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Friday, April 10, 2009

First Impression: WTB Nano Saddle

Why is it that when we buy something new for the bike, we almost always have to schedule a nice ride to try it out? Case in point: me and my new WTB saddle.

Yes my friends, I've decided to let go of my hard and stiff Selle Italia Trans Am for a WTB Nano saddle. With WTB getting good reviews in terms of comfort, buying one for only P1,000 from Ato of PhilMoFo is a no brainer. It's definitely a steal, and if you hurry, he still might have some stocks. Check out his thread at the Philippine Mountain Biking Forum.

If you can still remember, I bought my old saddle from a PCN member based in Pampanga. It was stiff when I got it but I figured, with my weight and the kilometers I'm gonna put on this, it's bound to get comfortable. Well, a few years later, it's still as stiff as hell.

I was thinking of visiting Dan's Bike Shop in Makati this holiday break to check out their Specialized Body Geometry saddles when I stumbled upon this good deal. I guess I won't need that anymore.

Now for the ride.

I was supposed to ride to Antipolo today but I woke up late and there were a lot of pilgrims going up Sumulong. In short, I didn't feel like it. So instead of that, I did a nice and sweet UP-Ateneo loop just to try out the saddle.

With just a few kilometers, I can feel the difference already. Although my butt was a bit sore from the La Mesa ride yesterday using my old saddle, the WTB Nano seems to be OK.

As part of my Good Friday thing, I washed my bike and even applied some tire black on my Nevegals. I guess that's all for nothing as we're heading to the hills of Licao-Licao tomorrow - perfect place to try out my new stuff.

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