Specialized S-Works Power with Mirror saddle first ride review

Specialized joins the 3D-printed party with its revolutionary new S-Works Power with Mirror saddle - a refined option that looks set to upset its rival from Fizik

Specialized S-Works Power Mirror saddle
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Specialized's S-Works Power with Mirror saddle is as stealthy and comfortable as it is refined


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    Class-leading rear-end support and comfort

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    Exquisite design

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    Stealthy colourway that's easy to clean

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    Refined build quality

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    Tried-and-tested Power platform


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    Heavier than expected

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Specialized may have been pipped to market by Fizik but the Big S was working on its 3D-printed saddle long before the Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive was in the works - in fact, planning had started back in August 2018. 

We first got word of this ground-breaking 3D-printed Mirror saddle last year, a full month before Fizik announced its version at Eurobike and the two companies have been playing a game of oneupmanship ever since. Naturally, we've been itching to get our hands on both saddles - at the same time - so you can imagine our delight when the new Specialized S-Works Diverge arrived with one clamped to its dropper post. 

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Aaron Borrill

Aaron was the Tech Editor Cyclingnews between July 2019 and June 2022. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his BA honours at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in journalism. Throughout this career, Aaron has spent almost two decades writing about bikes, cars, and anything else with wheels. Prior to joining the Cyclingnews team, his experience spanned a stint as Gear & Digital editor of Bicycling magazine, as well as a time at TopCar as Associate Editor. 

Now based in the UK's Surrey Hills, Aaron's life revolves around bikes. He's a competitive racer, Stravaholic, and Zwift enthusiast. He’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, completed the Haute Route Alps, and represented South Africa in the 2022 Zwift eSports World Championships.

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg

Rides: Cannondale SuperSlice Disc Di2 TT, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Rim, Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra Di2 Disc, Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB