This saddle is pointed straight at the MUni and Distance Unicyclist, the first major change is the saddle base. This base is the same shape and design as the future Impact Unicycles saddles, giving amazing ergonomics throughout the saddle. Everywhere your hand may possibly touch, has been extensively designed to be smooth! Plus, the base is quite a bit flatter than the conventional unicycle base, easing pressure on the rider when in the saddle for long periods of time. Similar to the Kris Holm Fusion One saddle, but the Stadium still maintains some curvature to help the rider keep control of the Unicycle.
Next the foam has been designed to be narrow at the front, so the rider’s legs pass the saddle without “snagging” on the saddle, which again is perfect for distance and a big advantage for MUni. The foam also has a Stadium shape cut-out of it, this is an advantage as it allows the foam to compress more than solid foam would between the rider’s legs. As well the Stadium shape over a slot cut-out keeps the cover taught at the front and rear of the saddle, meaning you don’t have uncomfortable folds of cover that might be annoying for the rider.
Up front the handle on the Stadium offers the large hole as the previous Nimbus Gel, this is advantage for Unicycles running brakes. The main change is the front of the saddle base has been removed so the underside of the handle is completely flat. Meaning more space for wherever you grab the saddle upfront. Also this saddles base is compatible with all saddle handles on the market, so don’t like the big hole handle? You can run the new Impact handle or the classic Kris Holm handles.
Bought this saddle with the goal of reducing the chafing and pressure caused by regular banana-shaped unicycle saddles, and planned to use it primarily for road riding. It has fulfilled this very well, all my weight are on the seat bones and there is a pretty wide gap to my thighs making me feel like I could ride for ever! I expected the saddle to give me a little bit less control than a wider more curved saddle but actually found the opposite to be true. Since the saddle is more narrow and flatter I can easily tilt the unicycle to carve tight turns or adjust for roots and bumps making it perform just as well for Muni as well as the road. The build quality also feels good with a tight cover, nice deep relief channel and Hex-bolts for mounting. (Posted on 04/10/2016)