"Low weight and minimal design will appeal to a lot of riders."
The Turnix is the lightest saddle on test thanks to a carbon-reinforced base, and 100 per cent carbon rails.
It feels especially lightweight in the hand too, and the leather covering should ensure a long life.
This is all for toffee, however, if the comfort doesn't match up.
Its ‘neutral' fit is designed to fit a wide variety of riders with a fairly flat design matched to a slightly curved rear end. This ‘hybrid' design is fairly common, though, so Pro should be on to a winner.
It's on the narrow side at only 132mm wide, and there's no option for a wider fit, so keep that in mind. For me it certainly didn't feel as forgiving as others on test, but its low weight and minimal design will appeal to a lot of riders.
"Lightweight saddle that doesn't compromise comfort."
Pro's Turnix saddle is a superbly comfortable perch that's also lightweight and well made.
I say 'comfortable' but we all know that saddle comfort is largely down to individual taste, so all I can really say is that I found this saddle really comfy, the shape and the amount of give suiting me really well.
Pro now produce Falcon saddles for riders with a naturally stable position; Griffon saddles for those who shift around more; and Turnix saddles for riders between the two extremes.
I use a whole variety of saddles day to day but my favourite over the past few years has been the Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio. If you know that saddle, this Turnix is a broadly similar shape; the overall dimensions are almost the same although the Turnix's nose is just a touch wider.
The Turnix measures 280mm long and 132mm across at its widest point. Measured halfway along the nose, it's 43mm across, which is pretty slim. It's a fairly flat saddle with just the slightest of rises towards the nose.
The base is carbon injected and there are reinforcing ribs in there designed to increase the durability and the stiffness. That said, there's still a reasonable amount of flex in the base to stop potholes sending shockwaves right through to your spine.
Pro use foam padding over the base – not so deep that it's squishy – and a leather cover on top of that. The leather has proved durable over several months of riding. The saddle rails are carbon and a long (85mm) clamping section provides you with loads of fore/aft adjustment on top of your seatpost.
I've been on all kinds of rides using this saddle over the past few months – including 100+ mile Sunday rides, rough road rides, and all sorts – and the Turnix has been excellent throughout. It hits the scales at just 158g, so you don't pay a weight penalty for that comfort either. That's a highly respectable weight.
The Turnix is also available with a central hole (£119.99) and with titanium rails (£74.99).
Lightweight saddle that doesn't compromise comfort.
"The Turnix offers a great balance between comfort and weight saving."
THE TURNIX saddle from PRO isn't exactly cheap, but the minimal 156g weight and comfort on offer certainly goes some way to justifying the £120 price.
The thin padding, shallow profile and carbon rails scream 'racing' but surprisingly, this slightly flatter perch has proven to be comfortable on all day stints. The carbon-reinforced base and carbon rails offer enough give to help take the sting out of really rough trails as well as helping to keep the weight down to a minimum.
There are comfier saddles out there, but for those with deep pockets and a bike weight fetish, the Turnix offers a great balance between comfort and weight saving.
"The Tumix is the 'neutral' middling option, with a medium degree of roundness across the back and a slight swoop along the top"
PRO makes saddles in three distinct shapes from flat to rounded. The Tumix is the 'neutral' middling option, with a medium degree of roundness across the back and a slight swoop along the top. It's enough to help you stay in position on the saddle without feeling forced. If you need something to push against, there's also a TU (Tail Up) variant. The Tumix is thinly padded at the back and isn't the best choice for recreational or novice riders, but hardened behinds will appreciate the stiff platform. Titanium rails contribute towards a low weight, and it's also available with carbon rails.