Product Review: Race Face Atlas Saddle

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The all new Atlas saddle. Light-weight, ultra sleek, minimalist styling ensures it’s easy to get off the back when things get steep, but still offers the support needed to get you through an all day epic.


  • Weight (g): 220
  • Length (mm): 260
  • Padding Material: Super light weight EVA foam
  • Rail Material: Ti Alloy
  • Use: DH/FR/Trail
  • Width (mm): 127
  • Super light weight
  • Ti alloy rail
  • Unsurpassed weight to strength ratio
  • Ultra sleek and minimalistic design
  • Worldcup race proven performance
  • Super light weight EVA foam
  • Stylish, microfiber cover has debossed Atlas Topo map

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Race Face Atlas Saddle Review:

What is it?

If you’re interested in a well made, light weight, minimalist saddle, this is it!

Why did I buy it?

I purchased mine from Ebay, it was too good a deal to pass up.

Was it discounted?

What about sizing?

I have a Race Face Atlas I need my saddle to be perfect (in pocket) size. I purchased a size small. If you do not need a perfect fit, you can go a size down and the saddle will fit more true to size.

How is the padding?

It has a thin layer of padding. There is enough padding to have a smooth ride – I did not have any numbness – but you will NOT have a pillowy cocoon of support on your sit-bones. I felt very little chafing on my sit-bones and I do not have a problem sitting on flat tubular style saddles.

How is the feel?

The saddle feels flat. The bottom is fairly thin so when you sit on it (even with tight pants) it is not too noticeable. The wide nose is great for covering your gear. The flat of the saddle allows you to slide forward and back while pedaling – easier going up and better hip break going down.

How to adjust:

Like most cranks, you will need a crank wrench. You can adjust the Q-factor, chainring tooth count, chainline, spider, and BCD.

I found the crank to have rather annoying aches and pains in my feet, knees, hands and back. After extensive use these pains went away.

Final thoughts:

  • Lightweight
  • Low maintenance
  • Decent padding
  • Stylish
  • Comes in different colors
  • No padding in the nose of the saddle will cause your butt to sink
  • TI style rails may get loose

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Written by Mark Adams

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