Following on their debut with aluminum and carbon wheels about a month ago now, Wiggle’s new house component brand is already expanding, now with a set of high-quality saddles. The seven all new saddles look to give customers top-level aftermarket performance at a fraction of the price of most premium saddle makers. Just like with the wheels, Wiggle uses their big retailer purchasing might and direct-to-consumer sales connection to offer a pretty impressive bang for your buck. Take a closer look at each perch after the break…
While most of the new saddles get road sounding names, they all are built pretty tough with waterproof microfiber tops and fiber-reinforced nylon bases. Wiggle even specifically lists most of them for mountain bike use as well. The top two saddles in the range are the Endurance and Sprint road saddles, both of which get ti rails.
The £30/$43 Ti Endurance Road saddle is designed for the high-mileage rider looking for long-lasting comfort and pressure relief. The 226g saddle features titanium rails and a shallow curved profile with a full-length depressed center channel in its top. It uses high density EVA foam padding for a supportive ride, and its reinforced nylon base has a cut-out zone for added pressure relief.
For the same price the Ti Sprint Road saddle has a bit racier feel, also with a long relief channel, but adds a few grams to 245g. It has more minimal padding and a relatively flat profile, making it a good fit for riders who are more flexible or move around more on the bike. It also gets a slightly more narrow nose to reduce inner thigh contact for roadies with massive quads.
Going down the product line the £24/$34 Sportive Road saddle is a lightweight place to sit that blends a bit of the shape of the Endurance and Sprint with a more traditional smooth top. It also share the hidden base cut-out zone with the Endurance for pressure relief.
The Alloy Sport saddle takes a flat shape closer to the Sprint, but brings the price down to £18/$26. Cosine’s marketing seems to misstate the use of aluminum rails, but they appear to still offer the same Ti alloy, and with a weight of 311g. The Alloy Sport is seen as a multi-discipline saddle, and shares the cut-out base for pressure relief. Next down comes the £15/$21 CR-MO Sport saddle which has a mostly flat shape, but more generous padding.
Lastly there are two women-specific saddles, the Women’s Performance and Women’s Comfort, both of which get pressure relief cutouts through the top and use a bit wider shells. The £19/$27 Performance is a proper long-distance riding saddle with medium thickness supportive foam and CrMo rails. The Comfort is more of a short distance city riding saddle at the same price. It is much more heavily padded and adds decoupled rails for even more bump absorption.