Specialized S-Works Power saddle review

A lightweight saddle with carbon-fibre rails and core

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Specialized S-Works Power carbon fibre saddle is truly a great saddle. It features carbon fibre rails (which will not fit on every seatpost clamp) and a very thin pad. It is designed for an aggressive riding position (or even time trial position) and if you are that kind of rider you'll love this saddle. If not, the width of its tail will grip against your quad and will make the ride less enjoyable.

Reasons to buy
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    Looks nice

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not a lot of padding

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    Carbon fibre rails won't fit all seatposts

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When I saw the Specialized S-Works Power saddle for the first time, I was immediately caught by its design, and its clean and simple lines will not pass unnoticed. At first touch there isn't much padding and you can immediately guess this saddle was conceived for a serious rider in search of low weight and performance.

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Nick Busca is a freelance cycling and triathlon journalist. He is also a certified triathlon coach and personal trainer.