Weight: 214g / Hollow titanium rails / Carbon reinforced base / Lorica cover / Black only
By far the most expensive saddle on test, the Rever is, however, bristling with high-tech features. The Aerospace-grade hollow titanium rails are straight out of a Jumbo (hollow ti is used for hydraulics) and the shell is reinforced with carbon-fibre, not for lightness but strength. The cast magnesium rail mounts have small ventilation ducts, which San Marco says channels air to the seating area, although we didn’t see any effect. We’re also skeptical about the Zero Friction Sphere System, a row of plastic dots on the top of the saddle to reduce friction when pedalling and therefore wear on shorts.
Despite being a road saddle we found the Rever surprisingly comfortable, especially when tilted forward. It’s light and the big plus is the durable construction, which should last for several seasons.
MBR RATING: 8/10