The Cobb Fifty-Five is the first saddle using our exclusive JOF or 'Just Off Front' geometry by John Cobb. This saddle was specifically designed to address certain needs within the Tri and road market.
Our continuing saddle research, using pressure mapping systems that show the critical contact pressure points for both men and women, have led us to recognize the need for a new and different saddle design allowing us to serve all types of riders with our full-line of saddles. Our traditional saddle designs generally provide great airflow and pressure control but occasionally there is a need for a more unobtrusive area for the front end of the saddles. As the line of saddles name implies, your soft tissue or genitals are 'Just Off the Front' when riding this saddle properly. The JOF line will be made up of short-nosed saddles, which can help with cooling and numbness.
The sides of the new Fifty-Five saddle are specifically shaped to not interfere with upper hamstrings and to allow for multiple riding positions. No saddle should be limited to just one position, the Fifty-Five will offer the rider many options in positions for increased comfort.
This is my second Cobb 55. I bought the first one for my road bike. Then I got this one for my tri bike.