The single rail saddle trend is gaining ground, and Ritchey aims to getting the best of it. The Vector Evo saddle, similar to Selle Italia’s MonoLink, will be present in the manufacturer’s roster for 2014, with features that converge into a carefully-tuned suspension system for your body weight, according to the company.
The structure of the Vector Evo allows an amount of lateral flex that flows with your pedal stroke, further eliminating hot spots on long rides. Also, durability seems to be at a high, while another perk will be the prevention of the sag that most lightweight saddles suffer from.
Ritchey put its money on comfort for this model, but mentioned that neither weight, nor adjustment range will represent an issue. Still, there is no mention about its actual weight, and neither is there about its price. Therefore, we’ll have to make do with some of the listed features that include the nylon /carbon fiber rail that distributes stress and manages shell flex, the narrow clamping zone that increases pedaling clearance or the micro fiber cover and superlight foam.
Besides the new saddle system, Ritchey brought up 3 versions of the WCS Link and WCS Carbon Link seatposts:
- Patented LINK clamp for all standard saddle rail designs, with 10 or 20mm offset
- Selle Italia MonoLink saddles with separate adapter
- Ritchey Vector Evo saddles with separate adapter