Specialized Power Pro Elaston saddle review

Specialized’s Power Pro saddle has proven to be immensely popular but does it work for everyone?

Specialized Power Pro Elaston saddle
(Image: © Graham Cottingham)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Most will love the Power Pro’s shape but my experience goes to show there is no perfect recipe for saddle design


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    Large cut out relives perineal pressure effectively

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    Neat SWAT storage options


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    Black finish on rails comes off easily

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    Heavy considering it has titanium rails and carbon body

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There has been an ongoing trend of shorter and shorter saddles over the years and throughout this evolution, Specialized has been at the forefront with their popular Power range of saddles. Recognisable by its stumpy nose, wide shoulders and huge cut out it has been designed to suit a range of riding position but focuses attention on those that like to ride in the drops

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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.