In short order, some fancy aesthetic bullshit started peeling off (I blame baggies), and I was disappoint. There were other issues. Single speeder problems.
Oh well. Time to find a saddle from a different manufacturer.
The Ergon SMR3 Pro looked sweet as far as profile and weight goes, but white was no longer available through any distributor that my LBS deals with normally. A possible Face Friend brah hookup (on white) is no bueno. Blech only. I turned to the devil that is mail order. I ordered a ti railed saddle which is more expensive than the crabon railed one... because I was confused by Thomson's carbon specific clamps... and alternative news.
Then I found better information that wasn't on the Thomson site, liked the saddle enough to order another one with crabon rails so more saddles on more bikes and then a very kind individual at my LBS surrendered a SME3 MTB Enduro™ Series saddle to me and now I have this:
I have been fully Ergon Ass-Similated.
The shape and size looked right. Once mounted on my drooper post part, it felt right. A few rides in, and all I could think was that this saddle is downright... innocuous.
My old Phenom "weighted" around 270 grams (weighed at home with slightly less accurate scale), so that's a sweet chunk of pork gone without even trying.
Also, for me, this is a buneo:
More single speeder problems, I know.
Still, this saddle only gets my Seal of Semi-Approval.
BTW: I gotta a lot of these Phenoms in a pile...