Bontrager Ajna Pro Carbon women’s saddle review

A lightweight carbon saddle suited to an aggressive ride position

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
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Our review

A light, strong perch that absorbs road chatter and provides a supportive platform for riders in a variety of on-bike positions
Pros: Different width options available, road-chatter absorbing carbon rails, long central cut-out
Cons: Rounded nose profile could be uncomfortable for some, saddle won't work with all clamp systems

The Ajna is a long, slim saddle designed for female riders who have a more aggressive on-bike body position. This makes it good for road riders, as well as road and mountain bike racers.

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There are a number of saddles in the range covering all prices, and they all have essentially the same shape, while varing in materials and therefore weight. This means if the Ajna suits you, you’ll be able to find one to suit your budget.

The saddle comes in three different widths, determined by the position of your sit bones. If you’re not sure which to go for, Bontrager retailers should be able to help with the aid of a simple measuring pad.

It provides support where needed when in a range of positions

Oversize carbon rails and a carbon-reinforced shell make the Ajna a light, strong perch that absorbs a good degree of road chatter.

Be aware you may need an adaptor to fit the Ajna to regular seatposts, as those chunky rails have an oval cross section that won’t work with non-Bontrager saddle clamps.

With a long cut-out transitioning to a channel at the nose, it provides support where needed when in a range of positions, especially when on the drops.

However, personally, I found the rounded profile on each side of the saddle concentrated pressure around my soft tissue, which was uncomfortable on long rides.

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Bontrager Ajna Pro Carbon women’s saddle details

  • Price: £149.99 / €199.99 / $219.99 / AU$249
  • Widths Available: 144mm, 154mm, 164mm
  • Colours: Black
  • Rails: Oversized carbon
  • Weight: 178g (154mm)