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How We Tested Bike Saddles

By Curtis Smith ⋅ Senior Review Editor
Wednesday
Tim Smith testing the Fizik Aliante during the Sea Otter Classic XC.
Tim Smith testing the Fizik Aliante during the Sea Otter Classic XC.

We made every effort possible to ensure that these saddles were abused to the full extent of our abilities. We attempted to limit setup variables by testing all saddles within a 0 to -3 degree angle on the bike. Testing took place during every season and in the worst conditions possible. The saddles were tested by seasoned racers and dedicated enthusiasts with many years experience on the bike. We attempted to simulate every form of abuse you will likely submit your saddle to. We left them on top of our cars in the rain and sun for weeks at a time. They were tested during road, mountain bike, and cyclocross races. Those familiar with cyclocross know that there is no harsher environment for testing bicycle equipment. From epic trail rides, to brutal road races, and rainy morning commutes, our testing crew took no shortcuts in creating the most taxing saddle review possible.

Curtis Smith Muddy Cyclocross Testing
Curtis Smith Muddy Cyclocross Testing


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