Morgaw Forsage saddle review£90.00

Shock-absorbing road seat

BikeRadar score4/5

Morgaw's Forsage saddle is built around a reinforced nylon base with moulded ribbing on the underside for stiffness. It’s padded with EVA foam, wrapped in the usual microfibre outer.

Morgaw’s unique selling point is a clever built-in shock absorber design, which places removable elastomers between the rails and the saddle, adding an element of flex. The saddle is available with elastomers that range from ‘hard’ to ‘soft’, with heavier riders instructed to choose the hard elastomer.

The modular system means you can swap individual rails, with pricier carbon as well as alloy options available. Morgaw also sells bolt kits in a range of colours so you can match them to your bike.

With carbon rails, our test saddle weighed 200g. The alloy option added just 16g. The Forsage measures a standard 132mm across and is 280mm long.

On the road, Morgaw’s funky design doesn’t offer a night-and-day upgrade, but we found it comparable to switching from a cheap alloy seatpost to a decent carbon one, with the sting being taken out of bumps.

The ultra-flat profile won’t suit everyone, though, and we’d have also liked rounder edges to the saddle. We’d like to see Morgaw figure out how to combine the concept with a decent cutout and a more extensive range of shapes.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 174cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 53kg / 117lb
  • Waist: 71cm / 28in
  • Chest: 84cm / 33in
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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