Specialized S-Works Romin Evo with Mirror saddle review – supreme comfort, if you can afford it...

If the long-nosed Romin saddle shape already works for you, the Mirror tech elevates the comfort to impressive new levels

Image shows the Specialized S-Works Romin Evo with Mirror saddle on a rider's bike.
(Image credit: Andy Turner)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A premium saddle at an equally premium price. Lightweight and supremely comfortable, the question of its value will be a very individual matter. If the Romin shape already works for you, this will be the most comfortable saddle you could sit on – for me it improved seated performance as well as reducing fatigue on long rides. It's a shame the price is sky high, but hopefully the tech will soon trickle down, as has happened in Specialized's Power range of saddles.

Reasons to buy
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    The most comfortable saddle I’ve ever used

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    Keeps you planted for seated efforts

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    Reduces road vibrations and fatigue

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    Lightweight

Reasons to avoid
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    Price

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    Can’t comment on longevity

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Specialized might be best known for its bikes but the Californian brand also has a strong presence in pretty much all of the main product lines you could think of. There's Specialized bib shorts and clothing, multi-tools, tyres, shoes and helmets – plus much else besides.

But most relevant for us today is the brand's saddle division – an area which, since the launch of the iconic 'Power' saddle, it's fair to say Specialized ranks amongst the market leaders for the best bike saddles.

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Andy Turner