Get yourself a comfier, lighter, more suitable posterior perch
We’ve scoured the internet’s best retailers to come up with this round up of mountain bike saddle deals. Get a comfier, lighter, more suitable perch.
Mountain bike saddles have undergone something of a metamorphosis in recent years. Gone are the road cycling-inspired rounded rolling pin designs. Replacing them are a set a design cues that are wholeheartedly mountain bike specific. Broader and flatter of top. Raised kicktails. Shallower rails for increased dropper post compatibility. Less of a focus on light weight – or dubious comfort claims about rail material – and more focus on durability and toughness.
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Selle Italia X-LR Air Cross was £90.00, now £55.07
Great choice for climbers
Save £34.93! “Double-density padding design with a soft nose section that makes for greater ease of movement and higher comfort levels even whilst riding uphill the high-density rear provides all the stability you need whilst pedalling.”
Pro Tharsis 9.8 Hollow Rail was £69.99, now £46.99
One for the gravity fiends
Save £23.00! “Microfiber cover with Kevlar reinforcement. Carbon reinforced base construction. Super lightweight with competition shaped padding. Shock absorbing technology. SUS316-TITAN Titanium rails.”
Ergon SMD2 was £49.99, now £38.49
Excellent choice for enduro racers and riders
Save £11.50! “Seating Surface: Sturdy and easy-care microfiber seat cover for long durability. Wheel Gap: Extra flat, short rear without edges for the largest possible tire clearance under full suspension compression. 360° Edge Padding: Full edge padding for maximum protection and optimized leg guidance. Weight: 220g.”
San Marco GND Dynamic MTB was £70.00, now £34.99
Clever cover materials keep you from sliding around
Save 50%! “Rail: Manganese. Shell: Carbon Fibre Reinforced + Core Zone. Cover: Microfeel. Shock absorbing technology. Saddle Profile: Full-Fit / Waved. Sizes: Narrow: 262 x 135mm, Wide 262 x 145mm. Weight: 217g / 222g.”
Fabric Cell Radius Elite was £49.99, now £34.99
Ideal for anyone looking for a wider saddle
Save 30%! “Cover: Tough TPU. Weight: 355g. Width: 155mm. Length: 282mm. Mid-rail to saddle topper: 51.5mm.”
Ergon SM E-Mountain Sport was £89.95, now £66.99
Specifically designed for the demands of ebikes
Save 26%! “Supporting Ramp: Strongly raised ramping for maximum support from behind – helps to stabilize your position on the bike and saves energy when riding uphill. Soft Comfort Padding: Maximum comfort when seated due to thicker padding – even on long rides. Wide Front: In particularly steep trail sections, the position often is shifted towards the front. That’s why the E-Mountain’s saddle nose is deliberately designed wide and comfortable.”
Madison Flux was £34.99, now £23.95
Save 32%! “Lightweight & strong Cromo rails. Excellent padding for all day comfort. Durable synthetic cover.”
SDG Fly MTN Ti-Alloy MTB was £79.99, now £52.00
Firm, light and racey but still durable as ever from SDG
Save 35% “Flat forward design. Super-lightweight EVA foam with nylon fibre composite base. Ti-Alloy rails. Dimensions: 260mm x 133mm.”
Sixpack Racing Skywalker 316 was £52.15, now £36.49
One for aggressive riders who still want to save weight
Save 30%! “Cover Material: Polyurethane vinyl with Kevlar-reinforced edges. Rail Material: CrMo Steel. Dimensions: 293x132mm. Weight: 260g.”
Deals don’t last forever
The intrinsic nature of sales is that they don’t last forever. They are on for a limited time; either the stock sells out and there’s none left, or the price goes back up again once the sales promotion is over. In other words, check the date when this story was published (see top of page, publication dates is listed next to the author name) to see when these deals were announced and act fast.