San Marco SKN saddle review

Cutaway perch

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £54.99 RRP | USD $119.99
San Marco SKN

Our review

A fantastically comfortable saddle that’s excellent value
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With its deep rear cutaway, designed to reduce pressure on your tender areas, the SKN saddle naturally has quite a bit of give to it when you’re seated.


This doesn’t translate into undue flex when riding though, and it does make this saddle exceptionally comfortable.

The titanox (titanium nitride oxide; it has similar properties to traditional 3/2.5 titanium alloy, but is cheaper and easier to produce) tubular rails also add a little welcome comfort.

Although the Bio Foam padding is a little on the thin side, it never feels as though there isn’t enough of it, and it’s certainly preferable to having too much padding, which can place undue pressure on the pudendal nerve and artery.


Also, despite how it looks, that Microfeel covering isn’t slippery at all. The SKN is 282mm long and 152mm wide, and it weighs in at 182g.

Product Specifications


Name SKN Titanium
Brand Selle San Marco

Weight (g) 182
Cast Magnesium Rear Mounts No
Saddle Moves With Pedalling Motion Yes
Saddle Width Availability 1 width only
Requires I-Beam Seatpost No
Simple Drawstring Saddle Fitting No
Rubberised Interface With Saddle Yes
Revised Decals No
Saddle Zero Friction Sphere System No
Saddle Scuff Guards No
Aeration System No
Saddle Country of Origin Italy
Available Colours Black
Saddle Shaping Built-in Flex Split Shell
Saddle Shell Material Carbon Reinforced
Saddle Cover Material Leather
Saddle Rails Titanium
Saddle Decoration Logo
Saddle Padding Gel inserts
Anti Compression Channel No
Aerodynamic Yes
Road/Performance Compatibility Road Sport
Width (mm) 152
Riding Position Support Forward