Photo: Oliver Baker

Dash Stock Strike


$230, Dashcycles.com

The draw: Lightweight and customizable

Denver-based Dash Cycles was founded in 2007 and is known for designing and producing beautiful, lightweight and elegant products. The new refined stock Dash Strike is available in black with a generous amount of padding. Or for twice the price and a few grams less, you can customize your color and padding level. This saddle has a fairly narrow split nose but with a wider rear section for all-around comfort. The Strike may still feel firm for those just getting used to split-nose saddles, but it’s an option worth trying, especially for smaller framed riders, thanks to the narrow nose.