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Cobb Saddles Shootout
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The MAX is basically a split-nose design in disguise, and is very comfortable for an aggressive aero position.
The MAX is basically a split-nose design in disguise, and is very comfortable for an aggressive aero position.



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  • From left to right: the V-Flow MAX, the V-Flow Plus, and the SHC170.
  • The V-Flow MAX is our favorite saddle of the bunch.
  • The MAX is basically a split-nose design in disguise, and is very comfortable for an aggressive aero position.
  • Viewed from the front, it's obvious that there's not much taper going from the front until you get closer to the rear of the saddle.
  • The V-Flow Plus is somewhere in between a traditional saddle and a split-nose design.
  • The Plus wasn't our favorite, but might suit riders having a hard time feeling comfortable on other saddles.
  • The SHC170 is basically like a Fizik-type flat-top saddle, but has a nice comfort cutout.
  • The SHC170 is easily the best-looking saddle in the bunch.
  • From the top, it's easier to see differences between these models. From left to right: the SHC170, the V-Flow Plus, and the V-Flow MAX.
  • The SHC170 works best at steeper angles.
  • The SHC170 works best at steeper angles.  This one is set up at roughly 81 degrees.
  • The MAX is very sensitive to tilt angle - Cobb recommends experimenting with both nose up and nose down tilts.
  • The MAX is funny-looking, but sure is comfortable.
  • The V-Flow Plus looks decent in white livery, but still isn't quite a conventional design.

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