Here is the off-road version of the PRO Stealth road saddle, where there are some differences with the road type. The differences will be explained in a separate post later.
As an off-road version, it has some different designs that are more suited to off-road usage, such as MTB or gravel. After the bike fitting session at LOUE Bicycles, I have decided to replace all the Selle Italia saddles on my bikes, as the saddle width (130 mm) is too narrow for me. The PRO Stealth saddle width of 142 mm is more suitable, with better shape and support.
After the Focus Paralane all-weather road bike, the next bike which I wanted to swap the saddle was the Cervelo Aspero gravel bike. In this case, the off-road version of the PRO Stealth saddle would be more suitable.
PRO Stealth Off-Road saddle
Differences with the road version include the saddle rail material and the padding design.
142 mm width, with round 7 mm stainless steel saddle rails.
Also comes with a saddle tool on the cardboard packaging, of doubtful usefulness.
The center cutouts are not through holes, to prevent dirt from splashing up through the holes. Surface texture is relatively rough for reduced slippage.
Generally flat profile, with a slight upward curve at the rear. Padding is relatively thick and firm. Tough side layer to prevent scuffs.
Round stainless steel rails. Tough for off-road usage, but heavier than carbon rails.
Conventional saddle construction, with the rails going into the fixing points on the shell.
Most PRO saddles have this accessory mounting point, which are basically two threaded holes under the saddle.
If you get the PRO Camera Mount, it will have a Gopro-style mounting point for your camera or light.
Two M4 threaded holes that are 17 mm apart.
Relatively heavier than the road version, at 195 grams. Still pretty good for an off-road saddle with more padding.
Latest bike specifications, with this PRO Stealth off-road saddle installed.
My initial impression of this off-road saddle is good, due to improved comfort from the additional padding and better support. The top layer is quite grippy, and the butt stays in place securely even over bumpy ground. It is well worth the slight weight addition (+50 grams) over the previous Selle Italia SLR Titanium saddle.
The shorter nose (about 30 mm shorter) also makes it easier to straddle the bike when I stop and put my foot down. So far, I cannot find any downside to this saddle. I think it would be suitable for other bikes such as folding bikes as well, unless you are looking for a lighter weight saddle.