PRO Athertons Downhill saddle - in brief review£59.99

DH saddle with Kevlar wear patches

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Although aimed primarily at downhill use, the new Atherton saddle is really more of an all-rounder. 

Hollow titanium rails keep the weight down, while the printed leather-like microfibre top covers strategically placed padding that’s well shaped and sufficient to ride long trail loops without even a hint of discomfort. 

The Kevlar reinforced wear patches on the nose and wings are a worthy inclusion, with no signs of wear after a heavy winter of use, other than the fading of the bright graphics – something we’re not too disappointed about. The shape and width mean it won’t get in your way if you do need to get over the back. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm / 5'7"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Any type of razzing, anywhere, on any bike!
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