Morgaw Forsage saddle review

With its vibration dampening technology, the Morgaw Forsage saddle promises to give you a more comfortable ride

Morgaw Forsage saddle
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Morgaw Forsage saddle might not deliver the game-changing vibration dampening that it promises, but even so it's a good saddle that should be comfortable enough even for those who don't normally get on with flat saddles

For
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    Comfortable

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    Fairly light

Against
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    Tricky to fit

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    Vibration dampening is marginal

There are an awful lot of saddles on the market, a lot of which are, if we're being honest, pretty similar. To stand out then, Morgaw had to come up with a little bit different, which is why the Morgaw Forsage saddle, the company's road perch, comes with an "active saddle platform".

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What that means is that the saddle comes with small shock absorbers which are built into the junction between the saddle rails and the shell which, in theory, help to nip road vibrations in the bud before they make their way to the rider, giving you a smoother more comfortable ride.

So, does it work? Well, the Morgaw Forsage saddle not going to change your life, but I did notice a slight difference compared to my normal saddle (a Fizik Aliante VSX Kium saddle). Don't go thinking that you're going to be able to turn your super-stiff race bike into a cushy, compliant endurance machine just by putting on this saddle, but the extra modicum of comfort is still welcomed.

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Even if the Morgaw Forsage saddle didn't blow me away with its USP, it is still fundamentally a rather good saddle. I'm not normally a big fan of flat saddles (and this is as flat as they come), but I didn't find myself sore after long weekend rides as I would if I tried to do the same on, for example, a Fizik Arione or a Fabric Scoop Flat Pro saddle.

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It's pretty light too. The test model with aluminium rails that I've been using weighs 216g, while there is also a carbon rail version available that will add £20 to the pricetag but will also shave 20g off the weight.

However, one real annoyance with the Morgaw Forsage saddle is that, with some seatpost designs, it is a real faff to fit. There is only a centimetre or so of space between the rails and the shell, which mean it can be difficult to get your fingers around any nuts and bolts that need to be held in place to attach the saddle to the seatpost.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.