A good all-round women's specific saddle
Comfortable on longer rides
Lack of support when sitting forward
Only one width
The Prologo Kappa saddle come with a light layer of polyurethane foam padding and sits on chromoly steel rails, which are etched with position markers. It’s also available in a matt black finish and black with red highlights. When we weighed it we found that it actually weighs in 11 grams heavier than Prologo claim, at 262 grams.
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Those looking to try their first women’s-specific saddle won’t go far wrong with the Kappa Evo DEA though, as the semi-round shape is great for those unsure what style may suit them best.
On longer rides the Prologo Kappa Evo DEA really came into its own, not having too much padding to get in the way. Although there’s only one width, at 147mm wide the Kappa Evo DEA suited our sit bone size well, giving ample support over long distances, with no worry of rubbing the side of our legs. The saddle is 265mm long which is shorter than some, reducing the ability to shift one’s position.
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When we tried to get forward on the saddle, particularly during harder turbo efforts, we found ourselves slipping off as the nose slopes downwards. This made it awkward to get comfortable when trying to put the power down. This issue may also be due to the lack of specific pressure relief design on this saddle, there being no channels or holes built in.
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