Fabric ALM Ultimate Saddle
The first thing you'll notice about the ALM is the unique, organic form. This is because the entire saddle is one piece. The rails are aren't bonded to the shell, they are part of it. By creating a one-piece rail/shell system, the engineers were free to tune the saddle for a previously impossible ride quality. They moved the rear mounting points of the rails to the edge of the base, opening up the center of the saddle for more flexibility. With a normal saddle, this would make the outside of the saddle stiffer and more uncomfortable, but with the ALM the rails were designed to act like a leaf spring that actually dampens vibration and improves flex across the entire saddle area. A vacuum bonded cover with ultra-lightweight PU foam caps off the saddle, keeping the weight low and optimizing comfort. The ALM was only introduced this year, but has become an instant classic for both design and function.