Fabric Line-S saddle review

Fabric has entered the wider-is-faster saddle trend with a stumpier, broader cut of its classic Line saddle. We've been testing both widths and two rail options to put the theory into practice

Fabric Line-S Saddle review
(Image: © Fabric)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Fabric has added the latest trend to its options list without losing its impeccable reputation for cost-effective comfort. It's definitely one of the best


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    Increased support and reduced pressure

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    Well-judged flex and padding for all surfaces

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    No intrusive edges

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    Full range of prices and options


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    Some riders will still prefer narrow

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    Titanium version only saves 10g

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    £5-10 more than standard Line saddles

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The current wider, shorter saddle trend started with the radical 'moose knuckle' triathlon/time trial saddles from ISM and others (including Fabric). Morphing into less aggressive/more conventional formats has seen it become the latest seating trend, and while a few have made it into our guide to the best road bike saddles, not everyone has got it right. Fabric's new Line-S has been superbly judged to offer instant improvement for narrow-saddle sufferers, without the pelvis-splitting, perched-on-the-end or constant-shuffling-about downsides of some broad seats we've used.

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