B’Twin 900 Sport saddle review

Budget saddle which is comfortable for more racy riders.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Good for more racy riders at a very reasonable price

Reasons to buy
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    Quite light

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    The price

Reasons to avoid
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    No covering

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    Not good for more upright riding position

The B’Twin 900 Sport saddle has the look of a racing saddle, with a low profile design, flat profile, long nose and the usual minimal padding. The surface of the saddle is plastic with a dimpled pattern over its top surface, a shallow central pressure relief channel and a quite small cut-out for ventilation. It sits on chromoly rails which have graduations etched on them to aid adjustment of the saddle’s position on the seatpost.

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With its shape and small amount of padding, the 900 Sport is not a saddle for cruising in an upright position. For a more racy ride, however, it provides a comfortable perch with enough give to smooth out road imperfections without so much that you feel your pedalling efficiency to be affected by bouncing up and down as you travel.

If you ride in a reasonably low position on the bike, the design is comfortable for several hours and I did not experience any rubbing, no doubt due to the narrow profile. Although it lacks a leather or synthetic leather covering, which you would expect to find on major brands’ race saddles, riding in a good pair of bibshorts I did not slip around or feel uncomfortable.

The weight of 241 grams is competitive with many much more expensive saddles, although slightly more that the well-known brands’ more exotic and pricy options.

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