Syncros Belcarra V 1.5 Cut Out saddle review

The Syncros Belcarra V 1.5 is a short saddle with a wide nose designed to help spread the weight of the rider when in a performance position

Syncros Belcarra v 1.5 review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

Comfortable saddle for flexible riders looking for a performance position, however, it's worth considering the V 1.0 or V 2.0 for better performance or value


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    The wide nose offers more flexibility in seating position

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    Integrated accessory mount


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    Shallow transition to shoulders reduces locked in feeling

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    Short rails limit forward and back positioning

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    Hard to justify the extra cost over CrMo V2.0 saddle

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The brand Syncros is probably best known these days as the producer of the finishing kit that adorns Scott road and mountain bikes, with a wide range of products from wheelsets to grips. Syncros isn’t just an OEM manufacturer, it has been producing parts with a focus on performance since 1986.

The Belcarra saddle range is its performance saddle suited to all riding from road to mountain biking and available in both cutout and regular channel options. We have been riding the cut-out version to see if it's worthy of inclusion in our guide to the best road bike saddles

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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.