The Prologo Scratch 2 PAS Tirox saddle is designed as an all round comfort saddles for longer rides.
Prologo’s Scratch range of saddled is vast and the options can be a bit daunting at first. All the saddles share a more rounded profile than the other Prologo saddle ranges and is designed primarily as a longer distance saddle. Prologo does not divide its saddles into men’s and women’s and the Scratch is unisex in design.
The first thing you notice with the Prologo Scratch 2 PAS Tirox saddle is the oddly angled nose, for some reason it reminds me of Concord and looks to be an uncomfortable juxtaposition to the almost canyon like channel running the length of the saddle. The PAS (Perineal Area System) groove is supposed to eliminate pressure spikes, creating more comfort when riding without disrupting the long term support of the base.
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The carbon injected monocoque base yields minimal flex so in use the Scratch relies on the multi-density foam padding as the primary source of rider comfort. Fortunately the padding works well, despite feeling quite firm and I was able to use the Prologo Scratch 2 PAS Tirox saddle for a longer ride with no undue discomfort.
Strangely for a longer distance saddle it felt more comfortable in the drops as the PAS groove has a pronounced lip that was noticeable when sat upright for any length of time. This detracted a little from the ride comfort and could be slightly obtrusive on rides. The drooped nose actually felt great when really hammering along in the drops.
Prologo saddles have a neat U Clip system at the back of their saddles that can be removed. This plastic chip can then be replaced with a range of coloured options to match your bike and even national flag options to show your patriotism. An adapter can also be added to fit a range of Prologo saddle bags, cages and rear lights.
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The wider bodied Scratch 2 Space has a great shape and look that suits most bikes if not most riders. The construction and materials are excellent, lending the Scratch a higher level of quality than other, similar priced saddles. The PAS groove works well but the pronounced edges took a lot of getting used to and tended to push you into a more aggressive position. The multi density padding works incredibly well and overall, if the shape works for you, the Scratch is a great long distance option.