Specialized Power Comp Review: My New Favorite Saddle

Specialized Power Comp review

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I struggled to find a saddle that won’t cause pressure on my soft tissue for a long time. I already tried about 10 saddles, but none was the right one.

When I was taking the RETÜL Bike Fit, the bike fitter recommended I try the Specialized Power Comp. “Standard cross-sell,” I was thinking. But the truth is I experienced a whole new level of comfort on my bike.

So, in this Specialized Power Comp review, I share why I think it is one of the best saddles for prostate relief and what I like about it.

Who Is Specialized Power Comp for?

The Specialized Power Comp saddle is ideal for cyclists who experience excessive pressure in their perineum area.

It’s available in three widths (143, 155, and 168mm), making it suitable for riders with different sit-bones widths.

It’s also suitable for men and women and people with a limited budget.

Specialized Power Comp Summary

Here is the summary of the main features and technical specifications of the Specialized Power Comp.

Main Features

  • Large cutout
  • Padded
  • Large area for sit bones
  • Shortnose
  • Carbon-reinforced shell
  • Affordable

Technical Specification

  • Length: 240 mm
  • Available widths: 143, 155, 168 mm
  • Rails diameter: 7.2mm
  • Claimed weight: 247g (8.71 oz)
  • Measured weight: 243g (8.57 oz)
  • Pressure relief channel: Yes

Also available at competitivecyclist.com and performancebike.com

Specialized Power Comp Features & Benefits

I like the Power Comp saddle because of its large cutout. I’ve already tried many saddles with cutouts (like the Repente Quasar CR), but their cutout was not large enough to relieve the excessive pressure on my intimate areas.

Additionally, I am a huge fan of the shortnose design of Power Comp. It measures only 240mm. I don’t understand why bicycle saddles are usually about 270mm long when the front area doesn’t provide any sufficient support (and many riders don’t even use it).

The sit bones area of Power Comp is the exact opposite. It’s wide and long enough to support your sit bones so you can efficiently push into pedals.

On the other hand, unlike with Repente Quasar CR, due to the shape of Power Comp, I sometimes feel a little bit of pressure on my inner thighs.

However, its shape allows me to ride in an aggressive position (on drops) for long periods of time, and it also feels comfy when climbing.

The biggest disadvantage of the Specialized Power Comp saddle is its weight. With 243g, it belongs among heavier saddles. For comparison, here are a few Specialized Power Comp alternatives and their weights:

So, if you are a marginal gain hunter, you can shave around 100g of your bike’s weight just by using a different saddle.

Fake Specialized Power Comp Saddle(s)

Due to the success of the Specialized Power Comp saddle, some manufacturers copy and produce fake ones.

Below, I add a few pictures of a fake Specialized Power Comp saddle that is much less comfortable than the original, heavier, and not so well made.

My Verdict

Specialized Power Comp is my favorite saddle so far because it doesn’t cause almost any pressure on my sensitive areas. It also follows the trend of shortnose saddles and a larger support area for sit bones.

The only thing I don’t like about it is its higher weight of 243g. But despite it, I recommend trying it if you are looking for a prostate-friendly saddle.

Also available at competitivecyclist.com and performancebike.com

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