I finally got in some good saddle time on my Tune Komm-Vor saddle. I know that saddles are an individual thing, and I wish I had the time to formulate a thourough review right now, but I figured I'd give some initial thoughts nevertheless and update this when I can.
So, on to the review.
For those that wonder about the name, it's a play on words, in German you can read it as "Komfort" (comfort) or "komm vor" which means "come to the front".
Out of the box the saddle looks really nice and is very well made. The transition from the leather to the carbon is perfectly flat, too. You can still tell it's handmade if you look at the rails hard enough, but the finish is very good.
I aborted my attempt to mount it on an old XLC labeled seatpost which was the first thing I found, as the rails appeared too massive to me to fit the head. I did mount it to a Cervélo aero post with some KCNC yokes and a New Ultimate set-back post though without problems.
The nose does have a sharpish edge at the bottom, but they are bending inwards and in around 10 hours spent on the saddle now I couldn't find any damage done to my bibs.
So far I've used it for a couple of shorter indoor sessions and over the last week-end for two consecutive days of three and four hour rides. The latter was a very slow ride with a couple of usually completely non-competitive friends of both genders who realized the huge local race with three mean climbs they all signed up for is next week-end. So that's four hours of just sitting in the saddle with little to no pedaling, the perfect stress test for a saddle, imho. It passed it very well.
Long story short, for me the saddle is a definite keeper and I'm thinking about ordering a second one.
So far I've used a Selle Italia Flite, Flite XC flow, SLR and a Specialized Toupé 143mm, of which I liked the Toupé the best. The SLR was perfectly ok, too, but there was this very odd day once every other month or so where I just couldn't bear it.
According to the Specialized ass-pad I'm a wide saddle person, but apparantly width isn't everything.
"Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride," said John F. Kennedy, a man who had the pleasure of Marilyn Monroe.