The ISM Adamo Podium wins our saddle of the year award

Our Gear of the Year awards celebrate the finest triathlon gear we’ve tested over 2013. While some old favourites still shine though, innovative new tech has also come to the fore over the last 12 months, so we’ve rounded up the products that have made testing a genuine joy and we think will make you love swimming, cycling and running even more.

Best bike saddle

ISM Adamo Podium GOTY

ISM Adamo Podium
£164.99
ismseat.com; upgradebikes.co.uk

Then: When we reviewed the ISM Adamo Podium in October, we found it to be an instantly comfortable base, whether getting into a low, racy position on the drops or perched on tri-bars. The shape allows good forward hip rotation in an aero tuck and we felt no excess pressure even after hours on the road. Read the full ISM Adamo Podium saddle review here.

Now: Certainly worth the 319g weight penalty, the Podium is supremely comfy for everyday riding and racing use. Your backside with thank you.