Allay Sport 1.1 saddle review

Numb-busting saddle

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£39.99 RRP
Radically designed, the Allay saddle features a sling between its front and rear

Our review

Interesting design but better suited to distance rides
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The main design aim of Allay saddles is to move the saddle’s contact area towards the sit bones, relieving pressure on the perineum and eliminating numbness in the process. It certainly does feel like your weight is distributed further back on the saddle; it’s unusual rather than uncomfortable, but we didn’t find it as comfortable as a good normal saddle.

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All Allay saddles share some common features, the most obvious and innovative being a neck that’s constructed of a fabric sling over an air cushion.

Some of the more expensive racing models allow you to change the pressure to adjust the ride, but the Sport, weighing 484g and aimed more at the leisure/ commuting market, has its pressure pre-set.

It also features chromoly rails and a synthetic leather and nylon seat.

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If you suffer badly from numbness on big rides then it’s worth having a look at this range, though you’d probably be better off with one of the racing perches with their adjustable pressure settings.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Sport 1.1 (08)
Brand Allay

Description Breathable leather with laminated abrasion resistant TPU coating. Exclusive high density/lightweight Allay foam. Durable AirSpan fabric with nano-tech coating. Nylon composite shell. Tubular cromoly rails. Allay offers a full line of saddles that will appeal to all types of cyclists, from mountain biking and touring to road racing. An easy-to-use memory foam measurement pad will help even the most inexperienced salesperson to expertly determine the customer's sit-bone width to guarantee that each seat is correctly fitted to their exact size and riding style.Rear scuff guards. Reinforced edge protector - Front and rear. Gender - Unisex. Size - Medium: 295 x 145mm Large: 295 x 160mm. Allay custom fit measurement. Sit bone width zone - Medium: 100 -135mm Large: 125-150mm. Approx. weight - Medium: 300g Large: 310g (without air cushion and pump).
Manufacturer's Description Allay offers a full line of saddles that will appeal to all types of cyclists from mountain biking and touring to road racing. An easy-to-use memory foam measurement pad will help even the most inexperienced salesperson to expertly determine the customer's sit-bone width to guarantee that each seat is correctly fitted to their exact size and riding style.
Weight (g) 484