Specialized Toupe Pro review

Specialized Toupe Pro
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Like some other saddles here, there are three widths to ensure your sit bones are catered for. It was my personal favourite, and based on price, spec and performance, it's our test winner, too.

For
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    Low weight

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    Stiff

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    Comfortable

Against
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    Not much

A smart looking piece of kit, with carbon fibre parts underneath, and a brilliantly shaped saddle on top. Starting below, the oversized carbon rails and stiff base are perfect for extra strength and low weight.

Up above, the key to its success is twofold. A pressure relief channel running from end to end does a great job on an almost totally flat saddle.

Second to that, the firm but very supportive padding does a great job at keeping you comfortable on a tight budget. It's a supportive design that you can feel underneath you, but in no way is it intrusive.

 

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