Specialized Sitero Pro Saddle: 2014 Gift Guide for Triathletes

 

The Sitero isn’t going to win any beauty awards, but it’s big on function and that trumps fashion a couple hours into any ride. With a large cutout channel running almost the length of the saddle, pressure on soft tissue areas should be minimal. It also comes with a behind-the-seat bottle cage and a transition rack hook that you can use to hang your bike from a crowded stand. Keeping with the function theme, the sides of the saddle have anti-chaffing fabric to keep your shorts from pilling, and the Pro model, which has carbon rails, comes in at 220 grams. [$225; specialized.com]