At Fabric we link your riding position to the saddle profile you need. Profile defines the shape of the saddle; Flat, for the most aggressive riding positions through to Radius, for sitting upright.
As a cyclist sits more upright, they require the most padding because the saddle needs to support the majority of their weight, but in an aggressive race position where the cyclist is leaning towards the front of the bike, less weight is focused on the saddle and a flatter more even surface is required to move around on. Our three profiles are: Flat. Shallow. Radius.
Our Flat profile has the flattest rear section and the lowest amount of padding. This profile is designed for the most aggressive riding position; the rider in this position will be pushing the hardest through the pedals. The Flat profile also has a thinner nose to allow better leg movement.
The Shallow profile has a more rounded rear section and medium padding. This profile is for riders leaning forwards, in a more natural riding position; typically the handlebars will be slightly lower than the saddle with the rider’s weight being split between the saddle and handlebars more evenly, requiring less padding on the saddle.