Best road bike saddles

Our top picks from 2014's perches

A good road bike saddle needs to be many things, but the most important thing is that it's comfortable. However, what's comfortable for one cyclist might not be comfortable for another, and that makes the merits of a saddle largely subjective.

Sometimes though, a saddle will curry favour with all of our testers, and gain a top score. We've compiled those that have done so this year into the list below.

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Best road bike saddles of 2014

Fabric Flat Scoop Carbon Pro

£109.99 / US$144.95 / AU$N/A

Fabric flat scoop carbon pro saddle:
Fabric flat scoop carbon pro saddle:

"As a race-style saddle its the best we've tried, and more than comfortable enough for long endurance rides."

Read our full review of the Fabric Flat Scoop Carbon Pro saddle.

ProLogo Nago Evo CPC Tirox

£134.99 / US$195 / AU$265

ProLogo nago evo cpc tirox saddle:
ProLogo nago evo cpc tirox saddle:

"The CPC technology has convinced us, and with little weight penalty in opting for the Tirox rails over carbon we've no hesitation in giving the Nago top marks."

Read our full review of the ProLogo Nago Evo CPC Tirox saddle.

Specialized S-Works Toupe

£200 / US$300 / AU$N/A

Specialized s-works toupe saddle :
Specialized s-works toupe saddle :

"Specialized looks to have another winner in the saddle department with the new Toupe. Previous Toupe users seeking a replacement for a tired old friend will feel right at home, and this new version should hold its lustre longer than before."

Read our full review of the Specialized S-Works Toupe saddle.

Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon FX

£170 / US$280 / AU$299

Selle san marco aspide carbon fx saddle: selle san marco aspide carbon fx saddle
Selle san marco aspide carbon fx saddle: selle san marco aspide carbon fx saddle

"The Aspide will be a welcome addition to any weight-counting ride – our sample only tipped the scales at 123g. We struggled to find flaws with the San Marco Aspide Carbon FX… the all-day comfort and support we experienced meant it came pretty darn close to a perfect score."

Read our full review of the San Marco Aspide Carbon FX.

Also worth a look

The following saddles all scored four out of five in tests by BikeRadar and Cycling Plus magazine this year:

This article was published by BikeRadar, the world's leading source of bike reviews, gear reviews, riding advice and route information
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