Velo Senso Miles 1261 saddle  £43.99

7/10

Well made perch that's good value for money

Weight 260g   Contact  www.todayscyclist.co.uk

by Dave Atkinson   May 5, 2011  

Velo Senso Miles saddle

Find a store

The Velo Senso Miles saddle is part of Velo's competition range, and at 260g it's just about light enough to be considered for a race bike, although you can go a lot lower than that. It's pretty comfy too, the flexible carcass and honeycomb gel padding doing a very decent job of filtering out the road.

For your £43.99 you get a plastic-bodied, Titanium-railed perch with a synthetic cover and gel padding. The most notable feature is the honeycomb design: lots of holes drilled through the entire saddle. The overall shape is long and flattish, with a fairly wide nose.

The Senso Miles is a pretty easy saddle to get along with, or at least that's what I found. Coming from a Charge Spoon it initially felt a bit flat and hard but after a couple of long rides I found myself warming to the shape. I'm not sure how much extra airflow the honeycomb holes provide but the seat stayed comfy in some pretty hot conditions, and the holes soften the padding at some crucial points too. The base of the saddle also has enough flex to add a bit of extra comfort.

For less than £50 for a Ti-railed saddle it's good value too, although my personal preference is still for the similarly-priced Charge Spoon Ti that the Velo replaced on my bike: it's a bit rounder and just fits me better. That'll be going back on, but the Velo Senso Miles might suit your behind just right: as always, try before you buy if you can. A female version is available too.

Verdict

Well made perch that's good value for money

road.cc test report

Make and model: Velo Senso Miles 1261 saddle

Size tested: Black/Red

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

For the money, no complaints

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Comfortable and fairly light

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

No problems during testing

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

Heavy for a race perch, but not for a £50 saddle

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

Good rather than excellent, but it's a personal thing

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Good value

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Pretty well

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It's good value

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The shape was a bit flat for me

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? No, but only because the shape didn't quite suit

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 38  Height: 190cm  Weight: 98kg

I usually ride: whatever I'm testing...  My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with SRAM Apex

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

2 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

Velo make pretty sound saddles. Not sure how comfy this saddles is. I am not too convinced it is. After a few saddles, comfort and a selle italia gelle race saddle (which was a killer) I have the Velo 2107 which is true scooby doo. I wear no shamy and after a few hours of ride my bottom and privates are A ok. It's a streamlined race saddle with a claimed weight of 293g but there are sites who say its even lighter. Whatever the case, I find its a perfect balance of comfort and race. As a matter of fact, it's the best saddle I have ever sat in. And a satisfied bum is my top priority Smile . This saddle is it. Pity no one sells it in UK. Sad

The Spirit of 9 Lives rides on!

redthing's picture

posted by redthing [24 posts]
6th May 2011 - 2:24

like this
Like (34)

The charge spoon doesn't suit my ar$e so might give this a go. Looks ok.

posted by Karbon Kev [670 posts]
6th May 2011 - 8:53

like this
Like (35)

road.cc reviews

Latest reviews

9/10
£74.95
June 19, 2010
9/10
£3000.00
June 18, 2010
8/10
£4499.00
June 15, 2010
7/10
£34.99
June 14, 2010
7/10
£43.99
June 14, 2010
9/10
£130.00
June 13, 2010
7/10
£3.50
June 12, 2010
9/10
£135.00
June 11, 2010
8/10
£339.90
June 10, 2010
8/10
£95.00
June 9, 2010
7/10
£525.00
June 7, 2010
8/10
£5.00
June 7, 2010
7/10
£29.99
June 7, 2010
8/10
£64.99
June 6, 2010
5/10
£12.99
June 6, 2010
8/10
£165.00
June 4, 2010
8/10
£1.99
June 3, 2010
7/10
£499.00
June 2, 2010
6/10
£199.99
May 31, 2010
9/10
£60.37
May 30, 2010
3/10
£17.90
May 29, 2010
8/10
£1.00
May 29, 2010
6/10
£29.99
May 27, 2010
8/10
£12.99
May 27, 2010
8/10
£199.99
May 27, 2010
8/10
£349.99
May 25, 2010
8/10
£55.00
May 24, 2010
8/10
£75.99
May 24, 2010
 
1