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San Marco AllRoad Open-Fit Dynamic saddle review

An all-terrain perch

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £75.00 RRP | USD $90.00 | EUR €99.00 | AUD $131.00
San Marco Allroad Open-Fit Dynamic saddle for road bikes

Our review

A durable, well-sculpted saddle for all-round riding
Pros: Excellent shape; raised rear; weight
Cons: Padding isn’t as thick as it could be
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As the name suggests, San Marco’s AllRoad saddle is designed for all-day comfort both on- and off-road.

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Its carbon fibre-reinforced nylon shell features a large central cut-out that measures 125mm long and 32mm at its widest, with a subtle channel running from front to rear.

In profile, the saddle has a slightly dropped nose and elevated rear, and its double-density padding is topped with a Microfeel cover, which is designed to be breathable with high abrasive resistance.

Featuring manganese alloy rails, my sample weighed 196g, which is a little under San Marco’s claimed 200g.

The AllRoad’s rounded rear widens to the saddle’s broadest point and narrows again quite abruptly in a near diamond shape – measuring 268mm long by 146mm wide.

That long and narrow nose offered pedalling freedom, with no rubbing or chafing, and while it’s not classed as a short saddle, the way the AllRoad virtually locked me in position felt similar to one, and its raised tail worked like a backstop.

The double-density padding isn’t that thick, and I’d have liked a bit more, but provided consistent support and comfort all over the saddle, and the added flex from the shell’s cut-out increased the effect.

The raised rear felt brilliant in all positions, helping me to pedal more effectively; along with the hardwearing and subtly grippy Microfeel cover which prevented sliding.

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Cutouts can be love them/hate them features, and, of course, saddle fit and comfort is always very personal, but this one felt great and enhanced the AllRoad’s comfort.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $131.00EUR €99.00GBP £75.00USD $90.00
Weight 196g (268mm x 146mm)
Brand Selle san marco

Features

Available widths 146mm
Cut-out Yes
Length 268mm
Rails Alloy