Bicycle Saddlery

Bicycle Saddles Examined and Explained

Specialized Ariel SL Saddle

The Specialized Ariel SL saddle is a women’s MTB saddle that has been designed to provide a comfortable ride and the shape and size of the saddle has been created with the female form in mind. The saddle is available in a choice of three different widths to cater for a range of body sizes and the Body Geometry cut-out provides essential relief to soft tissue. One of the features of the Ariel which sets it apart a little from many of the other saddles in the Specialized range is the length which, at 280mm, is slightly longer.

The saddle is padded with ultra-light tuned density foam padding and this padding has been extended beyond the back of the shell so that the rider finds it comfortable when riding downhill. Underneath, the saddle features lightweight hollow titanium rails to provide durable stability without adding significantly to the weight.

The saddle cover is a Micromatrix synthetic leather material that is durable and will last over a long period of time. It is also suitably weather resistant and will add to the feeling of comfort when sitting on it.

Take a look at the Specialized Ariel SL saddles for sale below to have the opportunity of buying one of the most comfortable saddles built for the road available.

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Saddle Features

  • Weight: 245g, 250g or 280 grams
  • 3 widths: 130, 143 or 155mm
  • 280 mm long
  • Carbon-reinforced shell
  • Body Geometry cut-out
  • Hollow titanium rails

Many female mountain bike riders have bought and used the Ariel SL saddle and have reported it to be a particularly comfortable saddle. The impression is that it provides a firm seat that is padded enough to do the job to a high standard.

The Ariel is also available with hollow chromoly rails at a cheaper price. The trade-off is that the saddle weighs more: 300g, 315g or 330g depending on the saddle width. In other respects the straight Ariel is very similar to the Ariel SL.

Browse through the other available saddle models from Specialized.