Specialized S-Works Pavé SL carbon seatpost review

The Specialized S-Works Pavé SL seatpost - reviewed and rated

Specialized S-Works Pave SL seatpost
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A fantastically well-rounded seatpost - superbly crafted with added comfort to boot


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The Specialized Pavé SL seatpost was launched alongside the 2020 Specialized Roubaix, back in April ahead of Paris-Roubaix 2019. The punishing terrain found at the Hell of the North is enough to put the very best cycling components through their paces, so the Pavé SL had to be up to the task. 

The S-Works Pavé SL has been engineered to have the saddle move back and downward in a perfect arc in order to offer greater compliance over the rough ground of Roubaix's cobbles, while retaining the aerodynamic properties of the S-Works Carbon seatpost. It features the same single-bolt saddle clamp to offer simple and fast adjustment. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.