As the name suggests, San Marco’s AllRoad saddle is designed for all-day comfort both on- and off-road.
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.
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.