Genetic Syngenic Comp saddle review

Race-light but not relaxed

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £26.99 RRP | USD $38.58
Genetic Syngenic Comp Saddle

Our review

Well-priced saddle that performs well but lacks the comfort edge
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Incredibly light, slim and verging on hard, this is a budget race perch – there’s not much to sit back and relax on during your average trail or road ride.

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At exactly the stated weight of 198g, the Syngenic Comp is lighter than many saddles twice its price. It’s neatly constructed from a nylon base, chromoly rails and synthetic padding and cover, with a fairly wide, flat-topped nose.

The base has the now ubiquitous central cutaway and there are also two S-shaped slits at the rear which seem to add a bit more flex.

For off-road riding, a super-spindly lightweight rider might get the best out of the Syngenic Comp for short races and distances, but it just wasn’t for us. We never felt the firm, relatively flat platform gave the control we needed.

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On tarmac it fares better, soaking up plenty of road shock without leading to aches or numbness even on longer rides. It’s no sofa, but for a race-weight saddle the Genetic is comfier than most. 

The flat nose may not suit everyone but as a whole the saddle performed very well, and at under £25, it represents excellent value.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Syngenic Comp Saddle
Brand Genetic

Description SL race saddle, genetically modified for the weight conscious racer using a high level of comfort and practicality. Length: 275mm
Weight (g) 202
Width (mm) 133
Saddle Cover Material Lorica Synthetic