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Bontrager releases new line-up of Aeolus aero road saddles


Trek’s accessories business Bontrager has released a new line-up of aerodynamic road saddles. Each of the three all-new Aeolus saddles is designed to keep riders comfortable even when they’re rotated forward in a tucked aero position.

The new design features a full cut-out, a shorter overall length, and a wider nose – all of which ‘plays a part in relieving pressure on soft tissue areas for riders of all genders and body types’.

“When road cyclists rotate forward and tuck into an aero position,” said Justin Henkel, Trek’s Director of Product for Saddles and Essentials, “They interact more with the front of their saddle. That can cause a lot of pressure and discomfort. But Aeolus saddles solve this problem. They’re designed specifically for comfort and targeted support in an aero position.”

There are three models in the new line-up of Bontrager Aeolus saddles: Pro, Elite, and Comp. Aeolus Pro has OCLV Carbon rails, a carbon-reinforced shell, and minimal padding to keep weight to a minimum. Aeolus Comp and Elite have more padding and alloy rails.

Full cut-out
All Aeolus saddles feature a split design with a full cut-out that minimizes soft tissue pressure and allows for a more powerful, rotated position. All Aeolus saddles also have full-length rails, which allow for the whole saddle to flex for extra comfort.

Wider nose, shorter length
Aeolus has a wider nose with a shorter overall length that ‘ensures the whole saddle is usable and comfortable, whether you’re sitting up on the hoods or hammering in the drops’.

inForm design
Bontrager uses’ the latest biomechanical research and equipment to offer an even distribution of pressure and targeted support’. All inForm saddles, including Aeolus, are designed to maximize comfort, power and speed.

Blendr integration
Aeolus saddles work with Bontrager’s new Blendr accessory mount, which attaches to the rear of the saddle for clean integration with any Bontrager Flare rear light while still leaving enough room for a seat pack.

Fit for any rider
Bontrager adds that Aeolus saddles are designed and tested to work well for a wide range of riders of any body type and gender, and they’re available in multiple sizes to provide the best individual fit.

Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee
Like all Bontrager products, new Aeolus saddles are backed by the Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee. This gives riders ‘30 days to love their purchase… If they don’t, we’ll take it back. It’s that simple.’

New Bontrager Aeolus Pro (US$229.99 MSRP), Aeolus Elite (US$149.99 MSRP), and Aeolus Comp ($89.99 MSRP) saddles are available exclusively online at trekbikes.com and through Trek’s global network of retailers.



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