Superlight, supercomfy and unisex: is the Cadex Amp a unicorn of saddles?

Cadex's all-new featherweight saddle may just be the most comfortable performance saddle I've ridden in years

Measuring just 242mm in length the Cadex Amp appears and feels like a longer nosed saddle
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Great comfort, minimal weight and unisex, the Cadex Amp is an excellent short-nosed performance saddle. But a premium product does come at a premium price and the oval carbon rails won't play well with all seat clamps.

Reasons to buy
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    Well-padded despite its minimal appearance

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    Good vibration dampening

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    Allows the rider to move around

Reasons to avoid
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    Premium product comes with a premium price

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    Oval carbon rails limits seat clamp compatibility

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Saddle reviews are always tricky because comfort is highly subjective. One person’s comfortable cradle is another person’s bed of agony. Moreover, you might find your preferences change over time due to injury or a change in riding style.

For me, the review of this saddle was well-timed. The 352-mile Unbound XL in early June had done a number on my body, undercarriage included, and upon returning to the saddle, I needed a temporary break from my trusty seat — the Ergon SR Pro women’s saddle. 

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