PRS Century
This saddle is ideal for cyclists who aspire to ride more than 6 hours per week and are not conditioned to a firm saddle. Custom built. Manganese rails. 314 grams. Women's Model Available. Firm less 10% padding. 146 mm width.
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The PRS Century is between the PRS Alpha and the PRS Enduro. The padding is 10% less firm than our PRS Alpha and features the Soft-Lite cover. Custom built. Manganese rails. 314 grams. Women's Model Available. Firm less 10% padding. 146 mm width. Reg: $219.95

This saddle is ideal for cyclists who aspire to increase their mileage beyond 6 hours per week, but are not yet conditioned to a firmly padded saddle. With the Soft-Lite cover cyclists can now enjoy the benefits of firm padding while riding a saddle that is soft to the touch. One hour break in. For an explanation of the interaction of foam density & comfort see our article “Elements of Comfort”.

Our PRS line of saddles feature breakthrough "tunable suspension." Below the cover and padding is our state of the art "tunable suspension." PRS saddles are easily customizable to your personal riding style using elastomer spring technology.  

When a traditional saddle encounters road bumps ,the foam compresses, the base flexes and the rails flex. The limitation of this dated design is "one size fits all." Actually the "one size fits all" is for a 220 lb. person. The greater your actual weight varies from this 220 lbs. the stiffer the ride. Manufactures compensate for this stiffness by building with ever softer foam, which has a tendency to collapse during a ride. The rate of collapse is based on the riders weight, the density of the foam, the length of the ride and the age of the saddle. By building a saddle that gains comfort from a base that is correctly tuned to the riders weight, the limitations of collapsing foam is avoided.

On a glass smooth road, what you feel is the firmness and shape of the saddle. As roughness is encountered, the elastomer suspension absorbs the bumps energy, reducing fatigue to your sit bones, lower back, shoulders and neck. Width of 146 mm (5 3/4").Firm padding , Manganese rails, women's model available. For the cyclist consistently riding over 6 hours per week.

Each saddle comes with 1 of 5 sets of elastomer springs: extra soft (white), soft (yellow), medium (red), firm (blue)extra firm (black) offering up to 4/10 inch of travel. Koobi custom builds each saddle, installing the correct elastomer for your body weight.

PRS Century Ti rail. 294 grams.
PRS Century  Mang rail. 314 grams and 10 % stronger . Riders exceeding 200 lbs are encouraged to select this rail.







 

The PRS Century is available in the following models:

Saddle Color Rails Weight Width Price
PRS Century Soft-Lite Black Ti Alloy Rail 294 g 146 mm $249.95
PRS Century Soft-Lite Black Manganese Rail 316 g 146 mm $219.95
Women's PRS Century Soft-Lite Black Ti Alloy Rail 294 g 146 mm $249.95
Women's PRS Century Soft-Lite Black Manganese Rail 316 g 146 mm $219.95

 

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Koobi Bike Saddle Reviews

(58 Ratings, 19 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Finally, relief
Mark Miller (SF Bay Area, CA) 11/1/2012 12:14 PM
Last year over time I developed intense pain on my left sit bone after about 15 miles into my rides. I was using a saddle style I've had on all my bikes for over 5 years and suddenly I was more worried about the saddle than the ride. Turns out my physiology has changed (I'm 58, 6'-2" and 200 lbs) and I needed a saddle to accomodate that. I found Koobi, read the reviews and purchased the PRS Century. I've used it for five months and over 1000 miles, and I can say it's the best saddle I've ever had. So much so that I'm ready to fit out two more bikes with the Century saddle. I will recommend Koobi to anyone - it brought me relief and let me enjoy riding again.
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holy grail of saddles
Greg (N Minnesota) 10/19/2012 10:08 AM
I've done 1500 miles since I changed to this saddle in mid July. It's firm enough for long rides and tours. The best feature is the elastomer inserts that take the edge off of road buzz when riding a stiff carbon frame. You really notice it when riding on chip and seal. If you ride more than 6 hrs a week you need a firmer saddle. Phil and Co are very knowledgeable - their recommendations are spot on, and their customer service 5 star.
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PRS Century......initial review and thoughts
Reece (Toowoomba, Australia) 6/17/2012 6:16 AM
I am a cycling enthusiast and average over 100+ kms per week. The stock seat on my road bike was killing me on rides over 50kms duration. I researched the saddle market extensively to find a replacement and found Koobi. I couldn't find many useful reviews for their products, but based on those I could find, I purchased a PRS Century. The return policy really influenced my decision. What have you got to loose? I wasn't initially impressed with the PRS Century. It didn't feel markedly different or more comfortable than my stock Selle Italia SL it replaced. About 400kms later it's a different story though, the saddle is much more forgiving and my anatomy is far more tolerant of this new saddle. It's fair to say that I no longer suffer any major discomfort on rides of 75km duration. Past this I do start to think about shifting my weight around to mix it up but it's much better than before in terms of comfort. Overall I'm quite pleased with this saddle. I suspect that it may get even better over time. Logic would suggest this means there is some break in period that you'll have to endure but it's not onerous. Build quality appears to be excellent. It's also quite asthetically pleasing. Don't let the weight of the saddle put you off, an extra 100 grams is nothing. The additional comfort it provides is well worth it. I do hope this review has been useful to you in your quest to find a comfortable saddle. Don't forget to post a review! Safe riding.
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Awesome Saddle
Ken Kimble (Beaufort SC) 9/1/2011 12:06 PM
Recently purchase a new road bike and found after about 2 hours in the saddle, things became rather uncomfortable and I focused more on the saddle pain than riding. I was reminded of a quote from a bike forum that said "If you're not comfortable, you won't ride". Started the search for a new saddle and decided to give the Koobi PRS Century a try based upon posted reviews. I have to agree with one Koobie review I read that stated that the difference could be felt on the first ride. I was thinking that I would have to give the PRS Century at least a hundred miles or so for a break-in before I could render an honest opinion. I was wrong. No pain from the very first ride! Couldn't agree with the other Koobie reviews in that I can now focus on other aspects of riding other than the pain experienced from the stock saddle. Awesome technology and extremely comfortable ride. Worth every penny paid for!!
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Koobi PRS-Alpha not bad to start
James Hill (Sarasota,Fla) 12/4/2010 5:24 PM
First things first,I was able to call with some concerns and somebody pickup on the second ring off to a good start.So far I have only ridden for 2 or 3 hours and the first thing I notice was know chafing on the inner thigh and I had know severe butt pain which causes you to do a lot of standing when riding.The review is still out but the seat is off to a great start.