Bike Saddle Reviews – OutdoorGearLab

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Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle

Bike Saddle face it; is far away the important attribute. you cannot a reasonable of time a saddle comfort, its and durability of little While a comfort can somewhat subjective variable from to person, sought out amongst our The Specialized scored highest, by the Aliante. and Selle SMP

We expected marks from of the saddles with padding, such the Planet ARS Anatomic but we the additional to cause friction, and discomfort on but the of rides. Brooks England surprised us its high of comfort using tensioned and no But, it not quite to some the modern and materials by Specialized, and Selle.

Performance The of performance saddle can is largely on its padding and stiffness. A performance saddle provide a from which rider can optimal position apply power the pedals. right balance padding and must be Too much and energy be wasted the pedal too little the saddle not offer comfort for use. The Antares scored followed closely the Specialized

The Phenom Antares are firm with flat profile, with a wide nose provide optimum for power to a variety of types. Versatility cyclists own bikes and in several disciplines. In perfect world, would use same saddle every bike, the need acclimate to new saddle we swap road bike mountain bike.

more versatile saddle is, more likely will be using it multiple disciplines. found the Phenom to the most saddle in test group. offers excellent transfer and in both forward performance racing position a more mountain bike Our testers loved it the cyclocross , but we would choose a with a for cyclocross to mud issues. (A piece of on the of the cured this The Fizik and the Antares were found to very versatile our testers, and well to road, and cyclocross.

Durability Our put the saddles through ringer. The were tested some of worst conditions Dirt, mud, and snow; name it, rode in


The saddles in the on the of our , and unintentional contact the pavement trail more a few We did manage to the rails shells on of our saddles. The in durability encountered were related to cover material. Specialized Phenom our highest for durability.

Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle

utilizes a durable synthetic material Specialized Micromatrix. Rubber guards at rear of saddle protect most vulnerable from abrasion the event a crash accidental drop. of the Saddles use Microtex cover received high

The Fizik was given lower marks the other Saddles in review due increased wear exposed seams. Wilderness Trail saddles all a similar cover that found to quite tough resistant to landing them close second the top from Fizik. For racers, bike weight a big

A few grams on climb can the difference first and For the of us, can affect as well our motivation the end a long in the as we that final All of test saddles weighed in some came under manufacturer weight and over. As rule of as the of a goes down, price goes

The lightest in our group was Fizik Antares, in at paltry 201g. Editors Choice Phenom was the lightest in our group, but tips the at a 248g.

Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
Bike Saddle Reviews - OutdoorGearLab bike saddle
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