Saddle trial service

This service aims to help cyclists identify potentially suitable saddles faster and with less expense than the traditional approach of buying a saddle based on looks, reviews (formal or word of mouth) and hope.  Far too many cyclists have a box full of saddles that have been purchased, tried and found wanting.  Let us help you find your perfect saddle.

So how does our saddle trial service work?  You come in to our fitting studio with your bike (or bike measurements) and we approximate your riding position on our dynamic fit bike.  Using a SwitchIt saddle changer, we can efficiently try different saddles in our range.  As part of the trial process we will make minor tweaks to the position of the saddle (height, fore/aft, angle) to get the best out of a given saddle.

If you find a saddle that you like, you can buy it outright or take advantage of our Saddle Trial Program.

Winning Position stocks saddles from the ranges of COBB/JCOB, ISM, Repente and Selle SMP.

Saddle trial program

At Winning Position we understand that the search for the perfect saddle can take some time.  We believe that the only truly reliable test is to use the saddle on the road (or track or trail) for a few weeks’ worth of riding.

If you have identified a saddle in Winning Position’s range that you think has potential, you may wish to take advantage of our Saddle Trial Program.

Under this program you buy the saddle in question but take a trial saddle away for a two week trial.  If, at the end of the trial period, you decide that the saddle is ‘the one’ then you return the trial saddle to the studio and swap it for the purchased saddle.  If you decide that the saddle is not for you, return the trial saddle and we will refund the purchase price less a $25.00 hire fee.


A saddle purchased from Winning Position under the Saddle Trial Program can be returned for a refund (less a $25.00 hire fee1) as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The trial saddle is returned within 14 days of the purchase date.
  • The returned saddle is in ‘as new’ condition.  (The condition of the saddle is judged at the sole discretion of Winning Position.)
  • Any packaging supplied is returned with the saddle in good condition.


  1. The $25.00 hire fee is waived if another saddle is purchased under the Saddle Trial Program on the same day the the original saddle is returned.