When Cobb introduced the Fifty-Five last year, it was more than just their first split-nose saddle – the Fifty-Five was the beginning of an entirely new saddle line they called JOF (Just Off Front). Today brings us the newest addition to the lineup, the Randee’.
The Randee’ is Cobb’s long-distance cruiser, designed for century and gran fondo riders looking to go the distance in a traditional cycling position. For triathletes that do not use an extremely aggressive aero position, the Randee’ is built to see you through all 112 miles of glory.
Cobb sent us a Randee’ to try late last week, and while we haven’t had a chance to do a full review, we did squeeze a couple rides in. The Randee’ weighs in at 304g and is 270mm long with a measured max width of 145mm. The chart below shows the saddle width as you move from front to back (in mm).
|Distance from Front (in mm)||Width (in mm)|
The channel runs for 175mm at a width of roughly 22 mm, though at about 160mm in, the channel widens to 45mm.
With its wider back end and larger channel, the Randee’ comes off as a much more comfort-oriented saddle when compared with the Fifty-Five. As we’d mentioned earlier, we’ve been able to get a few rides on the Randee’ so far and found it to be comfortable after an hour in the aero bars. Even with its gran fondo design, the Randee’ doesn’t feel over-padded. However sitting on the pursuits we could see where Cobb had enhanced the padding. Overall, while we’re looking to get in quite a few more rides before we pass final judgment, so far so good.
The Randee’ will retail through July for $169.99 with possible price increases in the following months. If you’re looking for a long-distance hauler, at first look the Randee’ appears to be a serious contender. Make sure to stay tuned to see how we like it as we put in more miles. And as always, if you have any questions or want to see something specific, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.