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December 17, 2016
Saddles are very personal and finding the right saddle for you takes time. But the Bontrager Ajna Pro Carbon works so well for me that I now have it on three of my bikes.
The lightweight, race-ready saddle features a wide cutout to alleviate soft-tissue pressure, limited padding, a carbon fiber-reinforced shell, and is engineered specifically for an aggressive riding posture.
The newest version features some subtle refinements to accommodate road and mountain bike racers alike. While its general shape and characteristics remain the same, the 2016 model offers increased stability at the nose and better pressure distribution throughout. Suspended oversize carbon rails increase compliance for ultimate comfort while keeping the saddle feather-light.
Why it works for me:
Despite the limited padding, the saddle provides stable sitbone support. I’m a fan of cutouts in general and the contoured cutaway on the Ajna takes all pressure off the sensitive soft tissue areas.
I find myself moving very little while in this saddle, which is a good thing, yet the shape does allow some pelvic rotation to switch between being in the ultra aggressive drops position to a slightly more forgiving position while being on the hoods.
Price:$199.00 USD, $249.00 AUD, £149.99