Best saddles for gravel 2024: performance, comfort and durability for riding off road

Combining off-road comfort and support with on-road performance, it's well worth having a look at these gravel-specific saddles

Male cyclist riding off-road
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In comparison to bikes, clothes and other components, the gravel-specific saddle market had been slow to evolve. But fear not, nowadays there's a great choice of saddles that combine the best properties of drop-bar models with the shock absorbency and durability of mountain bike versions. This guide showcases a few of our favorites, each boasting different features at varying price points. 

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Rachel has been writing about and reviewing bike tech for the last 10 years. Cynical by nature, Rachel never really trusts the marketing hype and prefers to give products a mighty good testing before deciding whether they're worth buying or not. 

Rachel's first riding love is mountain biking where she's been European and UK 24hr Champion on more than one occasion. She's not just confined to the trails though and regularly rides - and occasionally races - on gravel and road too.