Ritchey Contrail saddle review

Comfortable performer

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £85.00 RRP | USD $99.99
Ritchey Contrail saddle

Our review

Weight and height aside, this is a comfortable all-rounder of a saddle
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Ritchey have been using the same rounded section and gently curved profile on their saddles for decades, and it gives well spread, unobtrusive support for a lot of riders. 


The relatively broad rear means it handles wider haunches better than a lot of performance saddles too. An upswept tail gives something to push against on climbs, while the slightly drooped nose works well in a tuck, and the ‘Wing Flex’ bridge that supports the rear of the rails noticeably reduces road shock over potholes and rough patches. 


The only downsides are a slightly heavy weight and a tall height that’ll necessitate some seatpost adjustment.

Product Specifications


Name Contrail saddle (12)
Brand Ritchey

Description length: 285mm
Weight (g) 250
Width (mm) 142