The ISM Adamo Prologue saddle doesn't look like most saddles. It doesn't feel like most saddles, either. The Prologue is shorter and a bit wider. This design alleviates numbness and discomfort by reducing pressure on the soft tissue areas. The Prologue, inspired by ISM's Podium and Breakaway saddles, maintains their shape but adds padding. This is ideal for triathletes whose chamois inserts tend to be quite a bit thinner than road cyclists'. The Prologue's chromoly rails also keep the cost down a bit, which can alleviate pressure on your wallet. ISM saddles are distinct in that they forgo a traditional saddle shape in favor of a design that includes a forked tip or nose. In between the two forks, the Prologue Saddle has a sizeable cutout that relieves the pressure put on the perineal artery by many of today's typical racing saddles. Testing shows that the ISM saddle design maintains upwards of 95% of your normal bloodflow to some pretty important body parts in comparison to the 5 10% of normal bloodflow values for other standard racing saddles.While most other saddles have their greatest width at 34ths of the length from the nose, the Prologue has this width about 23rds of the way back from the front. This means the ISM Adamo design will better support your sit bones as you inevitably roll your hips forward when you are riding fast and in an aerodynamic position. These two things the cutout, forked front portion and the location of the wings ensure that your weight is not supported by your soft tissue. Instead, you'll be sitting on your sit bones.