Specialized Power Expert saddle review

Comfortable performance-orientated unisex saddle

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Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £110.00 RRP | USD $160.00 | EUR €130.00 | AUD $180.00
A unisex road bike saddle from Specialized

Our review

The Power Expert offers high performance and comfort for everyone
Pros: Supportive comfort, day-long performance
Cons: Not for riders who fidget
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Specialized’s Power Expert saddle is designed for long-distance comfort, and I found this to be the case.

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The near triangular outline is dominated by a 155mm-long Body Geometry cut-out that’s over 30mm at its widest, and is shaped to improve blood flow to and minimise pressure on sensitive areas, particularly when you’re in a more aggressive, dropped position.

Notably, the Power Expert has a stubby 242mm-long, carbon-reinforced shell, which means you need to position its truncated nose 30mm further behind the bottom bracket’s centre line than you would a conventional length saddle.

Specialized’s medium-grade PU padding gives consistently even cushioning all over, and is helped centrally by the shell’s flexibility on either side of the cut-out.

It’s firm enough for performance-orientated riders, but comfy enough for many hours aboard.

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Excellent support, great efficiency and impressive comfort at a reasonable 238g weight (thanks to its hollow titanium rails) make the Power Expert a benchmark saddle.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $180.00EUR €130.00GBP £110.00USD $160.00
Weight 238g (155mm)
Brand Specialized

Features

Available widths 143, 155, 168mm
Cut-out Yes
Gender Unisex
Length 242mm
Rails Titanium