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A few months back a fellow by the name of Troy McKinna contacted me to show me some of the new saddles he was making. I had seen some of his saddles on a few bikes in the bunch rides so I wanted to check them out and hear more about them.
Troy asked if I wanted to try one of these unique saddles he calls “Thrones” and I happily agreed. As with most cyclists, I’m quite particular about the saddle I use and didn’t want to jump into the deep end with it so I put it on my cyclocross bike.
Troy is just getting started with a healthy range of designs however he only has one size of “Throne” (130mm). This is too small for my barge-sized behind, but it certainly isn’t uncomfortable for shorter rides. The way I see it, Thrones are to give your bike some flare and make it look unique. They won’t necessarily be anatomically correct for everyone.