Essax Adrenaline R saddle review

The Essax Adrenaline R is the performance saddle of the Spanish brand’s range, aiming to hit the targets of stiffness, lightweight and comfort.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Despite the all the claims of improved stiffness and pedaling efficiency, we were most impressed by the lightness of the Essax Adrenaline R, which is hard to beat for the price. Comfort is also good, just as long as you’re bent low over the bars.

Reasons to buy
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    Seriously light for the price

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    Encourages aggressive position

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    Good value

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Reasons to avoid
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    Uncomfortable when riding on tops

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The Essax Shark saddle may have stolen all the headlines, but the Spanish brand has a full range of saddles that it hopes will attract the same levels of attention. The performance model is the Essax Adrenaline R which comes in three models with either carbon, titanium or chrome rails. We put the budget (£57.99) chrome-railed version to the test.

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