Specialized Power Pro Elaston with Mimic saddle review

The revolutionary women’s saddle gets an upgrade, but is it worth the extra cash?

Specialized Power Pro Elaston with Mimic
(Image: © Mildred Locke)

Cyclingnews Verdict

An incredibly comfortable and supportive saddle that combines three of Specialized’s best saddle innovations: the Power shape, Mimic foam, and Elaston technology


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    The Power saddle shape is perfect for almost any ride position

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    The short, truncated nose relieves pressure

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    The wide back end provides the best support for sit bones

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    Elaston technology feels incredibly comfortable to sit on and springs back after use for longevity

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    Mimic foam perfectly imitates the density of soft tissues, helping to support the undercarriage without crushing delicate parts

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    Mimic gradually moulds into shape for long-lasting and personalised support

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    Titanium rails and FACT carbon shell help to damp vibrations


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    Requires an investment (but it's worth every penny)

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    Slightly heavier than competitors with less comfort technology built-in

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It’s been almost three years since Specialized rolled out its Power saddle with Mimic technology — designed specifically to gently cushion the soft tissues of the vulva — in a bid to improve its already popular Power model. 

For those of us with a vulva, getting a saddle right can be a painstaking exercise in trial and error but thankfully saddle technology has come a long way over the past few years. Many of us have felt drawn to the truncated shape of the Specialized Power, with its stubby nose, wide flanks and proportionally large cut-out, which has proven popular with all genders despite being originally marketed towards women cyclists.

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike