Rido R2 saddle review£29.99

Unusually shaped unisex saddle

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The original Rido unisex saddle wasn’t bestowed with good looks and nor is its successor, the R2 tested here.

The R2 retains the steel rails and unusual composite ‘skin frame’ that made its predecessor so appealing in terms of comfort.

But the pads (also available in different colours) provide improved cushioning for your sit-bones and its greater length offers more scope to move around.

Our female testers felt that, at 20cm wide, the saddle could have been wider still, and at 462g it’s a bit on the heavy side for competitive cyclists.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK
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