8 of the top 15 riders at Kona 2019 used this saddle
But you don't need to be a pro to get into the right saddle, or get that professionals advantage.
The JCOB Delta 38 is the latest saddle design from master designer John Cobb. Based on the very popular Type 5 saddle, the Delta 38 is significantly narrower than any other full spit nose saddle on the market, something triathletes have been asking for since the beginning of split nose saddles.
105mm long seat rails to give a broad range of adjustment, the nose is 55mm wide so there is no need to use “zip ties” or other adaptions to find the all day comfort on this saddle. Like some other expensive saddles on the market - if your buying a saddle and then having to cable tie the front up - your going wrong somewhere !
This saddle features a generous amount of dense padding (important because non-dense padding deforms too much), flat sides for increased leg clearance and a gentle slope to the sitting surface at the front of the saddle which should ease the transition between the saddle and pressure relief groove. For those with narrow hips or strong legs, who could not find comfort on all the other split nose saddles, this saddle may be for you.
The new JCOB Type 5 is a redesign of the classic (why change something if it a'int broke) . Designed for the serious rider that has committed to a forward geometry bike set up this helps to open the thigh angle and build big power. The Type 5 will purposely feel a little hard when you first ride it, give it a few rides and it will disappear under you.
If you like to ride an aggressive bar drop to cheat the wind, the short nose design is the best, the narrow nose section that gradually tapers to the rear will keep your upper thighs from getting chaffed. Designed for both Men and Women, there are so many subtle features that add to the great experience when using this saddle. The unique curved back shape will also cradle you for better hill climbs - Offering more power for punch. This is a hugely popular saddle for IM racing or for short Sprints, it opens up your upper body so you can breathe better and have the best races of your life.
Tips from our in house bike fitter:
The JCOB Type 5 saddle is one of the first saddles that I would trial during a bike fit if the client has Issues with soft tissue pressure and has had previous difficulty with the width of previous saddles such as the ISM range. I have found that is is a saddle that is comfortable for most males for triathlon / time trialling and females that appear to have a have soft tissue issues.
The structured shape through the middle of the nose allows the pelvis to rotate forward and provides the excellent pressure relief in the triathlon and time trial positions without crushing any soft tissue. The narrow width of the nose provides minimal issues with thigh rub and minimises / eliminates nose width issues that are common on the ISM Adamo. The JCOB Type 5 is one of the saddles that I would pick up to trial for any triathlete or time trialist.