2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Saddles

The 2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide magazine is out on newsstands now (and check out the digital version), and we’re giving you a sneak peek right here. Check out the saddles from the guide here and check back to Triathlete.com for more Buyer’s Guide content.

Bontrager Hilo XXX Carbon

$280, Bontrager.com
The draw: Versatility
Merge the most important features of an ISM saddle with a road saddle and you get the Hilo. It features a relatively narrow central cutout spanning the entire saddle and dense yet conforming padding for comfort and pelvic support. Riders of varying shapes and sizes were comfortable on this saddle in a variety of positions. (Slender female testers with narrow frames particularly liked it.) The shape works well while riding in an aero position as well as while sitting up with hands on the bullhorns.