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ISM PN 1.1 Saddle
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The restrictions set by governing bodies on saddle placement has led to a cohort of time trialists and triathletes spending countless miles perched precariously and uncomfortably on the narrow tip of traditional road saddles, trying to eek the most power out of a flat time trial course. This position is fast, but may be putting unhealthy pressure on sensitive nerves and tissues. ISM addresses this issue with the ISM PN 1. 1 Saddle and its signature split fork, stocky-nosed design. The PN 1. 1 may look a bit alien next to a regular saddle, but it's built for comfort and function in a time trial position. Based on ISM's line-topping Attack saddle, the PN 1. 1 features a blunted nose and cutout split to provide a more supportive platform than traditional pointy-nosed saddles, even when you're scooted up on the rivet to squeeze out those few extra watts. This saddle provides a bit more padding than the Attack to counter the minimal chamois found in most triathlon-specifc shorts, and the unique split design reduces pressure on soft tissue and nerves to increase overall comfort and reduce numbness. The ISM PN 1. 1 features an extra narrow, 110mm rear width to provide riders of all types with a variety of positioning options out on the road. This profile allows you to scoot back on the saddle to tackle a climb, perch on the nose to power through a flat section, and change positions as needed without any worries related to thigh and hamstring clearance. The result is less chafing, less numbness, and more fun on every ride.