Prologo Scratch TS saddle review£179.99

Distance-friendly road perch

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Prologo are the premium brand division of massive saddle makers Velo and they’re already establishing an impressive reputation.

The Scratch TS gets solid titanium rails rather than the full-carbon rails of the £225 Scratch Nack, but at under 200g it’s still light enough for race use.

The firm, thin padding over the carbon-fibre enhanced base gives classic, neutral, high mileage support in a standard riding position.

The curved Lorica-wrapped shape makes it easy to slide from nose to tail as the road drops or rises, and it’s instantly become one of our favourite training saddles.

If you spend a long time in a tuck with your nuts on the nose though, hang on until their new Nago Evo TTR triathlon/time trial saddle appears.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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