Specialized’s Power Expert saddle is designed for long-distance comfort, and I found this to be the case.
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.
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.