A trend over the past couple of years has surfaced where pro riders were using stubbier saddles during TT’s. The governing body mandates a certain “nose of the saddle behind the center of bottom bracket” distance and by running a shorter saddle, a rider can position the saddle for a more aero, forward position without infringing on the setback rule. As aero elements have bled over to mass start bikes, we’ve noticed these shorter, wider saddles appearing on proper road bikes on road stages. One such model is PRO’s Stealth Carbon Saddle. It features a large anatomic recess area designed to help reduce pressure on soft tissue areas while riding in a deep, an aero position. If you subscribe to the “slam-that-stem” set or can’t wait to animate the day’s breakaway, the PRO Stealth Carbon Saddle might be your cup of tea.This Stealth Carbon Saddle uses lightweight 7x9mm oval carbon rails for durability and stiffness while helping quiet road noise. The smooth PU cover reduces friction with cycling shorts for an uninterrupted pedal stroke. Widths of 142 and 152mm are available and the stiff and lightweight carbon reinforced polymer in-mold construction provides support and riding comfort. On top of the shell, EVA foam yields proper padding between you and your machine for all-day comfort. A wider nose creates stability and a powerful pedaling platform, while the rear flares up providing a stable support to brace against while climbing. Under the rear of the saddle, the accessory mount allows you to install a race number, light, fender, or camera mount.