PRO launches two new enduro and e-MTB specific saddles

Rideer in woods on an e-MT
New PRO saddle has a e-MTB specific model (Image credit: Pro Bikegear)

Fresh from the Prologo drop of their stunning looking new Scratch NDR saddles designed specifically to compete and win in XC and Marathon races, the battle for best mountain bike saddle continues with the new enduro and e-MTB specific saddles from PRO.

PRO is renowned for producing some of the best mountain bike components with each of the PRO product range born from the brand's relentless research, development and testing. PRO says their components are aimed to give riders the most from their bikes whether it's professional athletes or casual riders. 

Views of the PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle

PRO saddles are developed with input from their rider community (Image credit: PRO Bikegear)

PRO says the two saddles are lightweight and robust, and they are also the first introduction of a new design and a new naming convention that is aimed to make saddle identification easier for cyclists, bike shop owners and dealers. 

The new system uses three-letter acronyms and two numbers, the PRO saddle naming convention explains each saddle’s intended discipline, length and the body position it suits, including the base, rail and padding material being used. We had a delve into the new saddles and the differences between the two.

View of the new PRO saddle

Built with a carbon base both new saddles are robust and lightweight (Image credit: PRO Bike gear)

PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle

Rear view of the PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle

Durable PU padding also features in both (Image credit: PRO Bikegear)

Developed with the input from PRO’s MTB Community Riders, the PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle is short in length and aimed to give a neutral ride position on the bike. Featuring a carbon-reinforced base, stainless steel rails and durable PU padding, the PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle is, as the name suggests, is ideal for enduro and technical trail riding. The neutral position will enable mountain bikers to climb comfortably in a seated position which is achieved by balancing the pressure distribution across the saddle.

The short-length PRO says will also prevent hooking a rider’s shorts while descending. Functionality is also improved with what PRO says is a rugged construction, with an abrasion-resistant PU cover over PU padding. To reduce pressure on the perineal region, there is an anatomic fit recess and to prevent water from building up inside the recess, the saddle also features a drainage port.

PRO MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle

Top down views of the PRO MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle

A new naming convention is aimed to make saddle identification easier (Image credit: PRO Bikegear)

PRO says the MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle is designed for the best e-Enduro MTB and e-trail mountain bikes. It gives a more upright position on the saddle, as the U in the new MSU acronym suggests. Like the PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle it features a short length, a carbon-reinforced base, stainless steel rails and the same abrasion-resistant PU cover over PU padding.

The difference is in the body position it encourages on the bike. With e-MTB riders spending more time delivering power from a seated position and the long travel of e-enduro bikes, the PRO MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle is optimized for an upright body position. This not only affects the shape of the saddle but also the location and density of the padding within the saddle. The e-MTB-specific model also features the broad anatomic fit recess, with the drainage port as mentioned previously.

All PRO Saddles feature a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee and like all PRO products the new saddles carry a limited lifetime warranty, based on a 10-year expected lifetime. For more information head to pro-bikegear.com.

PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle spec and price

Views of the PRO MSN 1.3 Enduro Saddle

The Enduro saddle is short in length and aimed to give a neutral ride (Image credit: PRO Bikegear)
  • Widths: 142mm and 152mm
  • Base: Carbon
  • Rails: Stainless steel
  • Padding: PU
  • Cover: PU
  • Weight: from 255g
  • Price: $119.95 / £119.99 / €119.95

PRO MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle spec and price

Views of PRO MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle

The PRO MSU 1.3 E-MTB Saddle is optimized for an upright body position (Image credit: PRO Bikegear)
  • Widths: 142mm and 152mm
  • Base: Carbon
  • Rails: Stainless steel
  • Padding: PU
  • Cover: PU
  • Weight: from 272g
  • Price: $149.95 / £119.99 / €119.95
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm