A solid saddle from ProLogo – if you’re in the market for a short nose saddle that will also give you all day comfort, the Dimension is well worth a look.
- Not the cheapest
About the Manufacturer
Prologo are a Milan based manufacturer of touchpoints bike parts.
While they produce bar tapes, grips and gloves, their central product line is based around saddles for which they have numerous innovations including their own patented measurement system and a materials system called CPC – Connect Power Control. This system consists of a series rubber like patches on the saddle that Prologo claim provide increased grip and improved airflow to some of their top end saddles. Their saddles and tech have the approvals of the pros, being fielded by nearly half of the men’s peloton including Astana, Bahrain McLaren, EF Education First, Groupama FDJ, Total Direct Energie and UAE Team Emirates.
On review we have the T4 version of the Dimension which is one of the entry models coming with alloy rails and none of Prologo’s fancy CPC material patches. Even by the standard of a sport notorious for confusing standards, Prologo have one of the most obtuse naming systems going, with the Dimension coming in different padding versions for road, tri and off road (143, Tri and NDR), different rail materials – T4 (allo), Tirox (Titanium) and Nack (Carbon Fibre) and different uppers and finishes including CPC. What all Dimension models share is the width and length – 245×143 – and the snub nose and cut out designed using Prologo’s proprietary PAS (perineal area system) that Prologo claim improve all day comfort while keeping the saddle performance orientated.
It should be noted that “entry” level for Prologo still means a fair chunk of cash – the T4 retails for around A$150.
It’s fair to say that we’ve had mixed experience with Prologo saddles over the years. While there are those in the Crankboutique team that swear by them, this particular reviewer bought a Nago for a Focus Izalco that was bought, installed and removed within the space of a week. The Dimension however is a very different proposition with its much wider profile, stub nose and cutout and it’s hard to deny that it looks very much like one of our favourite saddles the Specialized Power.
It’s also fair to say that on the road it very much performed like the Power – that is to say comfortable enough for a few hours and stiff enough to give you the support when you’re really giving it the beans. We also really like the finish and upper on the Dimension and while we don’t think it’s quite as grippy as the Power, we have to admit we think it’s definitely more of a looker.
If you’re in the market for one of these saddles then they’re both great – the Dimension T4 is a bit more expensive than the equivalent alloy railed Power Comp but is about 40g lighter.
- Width: 143mm
- Weight: 208g
- Material: Synthetic upper, carbon reinforced shell, alloy rails