Pro Vulture saddle review£79.99

Comfortable, compact MTB seat

BikeRadar score3/5

Pro's Vulture saddle may not be everyone’s cup of tea looks wise, but it delivers on the trail, which is what’s important.

The reasonably deep padding and carbon-reinforced base offer the sort of comfort that’ll keep you waddle free after a long day on the trails. We particularly like the softer nose, which gives a bit of relief when you find yourself clawing your way up a really steep climb, perched as far forward on the saddle as possible.

The relatively compact shape – the Vulture is just over 15mm shorter than Specialized’s Henge saddle, for example – means it doesn’t get in the way when you’re throwing the bike around, but we were never left thinking we needed a bigger perch to move around on when seated.

The only real niggle we have with the Vulture is that the two points at the rear can snag really baggy shorts if you’re not careful. Rounding them off might help to prevent this happening.

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

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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