CADEX Boost saddle review

Can a saddle offer both unrestricted performance and all-day levels of comfort? CADEX thinks it has the solution with its premium Boost saddle

CADEX Boost Saddle review
(Image: © Graham Cottingham)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A performance saddle with an aggressive profile that doesn’t compromise comfort


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    The shape gives a locked-in, supportive and powerful pedalling platform

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    Immensely comfortable padding

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    Striking profile


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    Shiny material might squeak with some bib shorts

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CADEX is more than just an OEM brand for the bike behemoth Giant. While it does produce the wheels which are used on the top-end Giant TCR, CADEX is primarily aimed at providing premium componentry which is used by the likes of Team CCC in the WorldTour. We have put CADEX’s Boost saddle through its paces to see if it has what it takes to compete against the best road bike saddles.

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Graham has been part of the Cyclingnews team since January 2020. He has mountain biking at his core and can mostly be found bikepacking around Scotland or exploring the steep trails around the Tweed Valley. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has gained a reputation for riding fixed gear bikes both too far and often in inappropriate places.