Topeak Allay Racing 1.1 saddle review

Unusual yet comfortable seat

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £69.99 RRP
Topeak Allay Racing 1.1

Our review

One of the most unusual – but comfortable – saddles
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An inflatable saddle might seem like a strange idea, but we were quite impressed by the Racing 1.1.


It features a small air bladder that is inflated or deflated by a seatpost-mounted pump, and in use it turned out to be one of the most comfortable saddles in the test. 

The bladder is removable, although without it the saddle is way too saggy for performance use, and during our testing it took almost two days for it to lose a noticeable amount of air pressure.


A novel idea well executed, and, more importantly, it works. 

Product Specifications


Name Allay Racing 1.1
Brand Topeak

Description Similar in features to the Pro - but with a Nylon shell for more affordable comfort and high performance. Narrow neck design reduces chaffing Flexible Fabric Span bridge provides cooling ventilation Abrasion-resistant coating on breathable leather cover Detachable pump/release valve can be mounted to the seat post for fast and easy pressure adjustments during the ride Dynamic composite Nylon shell Tubular titanium rails Quick Click System for Topeak wedge bags Small 225g Medium 230g
Weight (g) 278
Width (mm) 145