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The Draw: Long-Lasting Split Nose
The PN3.0 is the latest evolution of ISM’s long line of popular saddles. This seat inherits a lot of features from other ISM models with claims of increased thigh clearance and rounded edges. The most notable new feature is a new covering that is much higher quality than previous models—aesthetically this is a big improvement and may be the first split nose saddle that actually looks good. The “30” series padding featured on this saddle provides a nice level of cushioning but isn’t exactly plush. While it does provide some real estate for the rider to move around—and the rounded edges will reduce irritation from some seams—the rounded nose limits nose riding to some extent. Overall, this saddle is a great new option.
*Best in Class*
Review by Jonathan Blyer