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SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black
$165.00

SQlab 611 Active Race Saddle / Black

Overview

Adjusts according to body weight!

  • The saddles dampened lateral tilt allows it to follow the biomechanical movement of the pelvis on each pedal stroke.
  • This results in a decrease of pressure on the sitbones and a mobilization of the spinal discs.
  • The lowered saddle nose of SQlabs stepsaddle design, was developed by SQlabs head of R&D Dr. Stefan Staudte (Urologist & Extrembiker) to distribute the body weight by medical view points.
  • Most importantly, our saddles fit and the deeper lying saddle nose creates more space and freedom for the sensitive areas of the male.
  • Simultaneously the step saddle concept reduces the pressure point to the pubic bone arch at the saddle nose for women.
  • The lowered saddle nose of SQlab's stepsaddle design was developed by SQlab's head of R&D Dr. Stefan Staudte (Urologist & Extrembiker) to distribute the body weight by medical view points.

Interchangeable elastomers, which allow this saddle to pivot, hence the “active” label.

Three types are included with each saddle and can be changed out w/o tools. The recommended firmness is based on body weight as follows:
White = Soft, for 40–70 kg (90–155 lbs.); Grey = Medium, for 65 to 85 kg (145–190 lbs.); Black = Hard, for 80–100 kg (175–220 lbs.)

SQlab Saddle width system:

  • This SQlab saddle come in three different widths.
  • As a general rule, for the average roadie, pick a width that is 20mm wider than your sit bones width. For time trials or those spending a lot of time in aerobars, select a width that is 10mm wider than your sit bones.

Our Recommendation

This SQlab saddle is the “611 Active Race” model. The 140mm version has 140mm of usable width or 145mm actual width. It sometimes called the “short” model as it is their shorter 611 Active model for road use, whereas the 611 Active MTB model is slightly longer overall.

This is a new addition to our saddle line up (Oct 2013) and is a terrific saddle for those suffering with soft tissue pain. It has a moderately recessed area in the center and is a very flat saddle, placing the majority of the weight on the sit bones. We find that this slightly recessed center is more comfortable than a complete cut out as it provides a more even distribution of weight.

This design hails from Germany, from the same folks that represent the Syntace line of aerobars.

From the SQlab website:

Pain at the seat bones is normal at the beginning of the season or when a new saddle form is used. Familiarization with a new saddle can take app. 5 to 6 rides. At least two days of rest should be scheduled between the initial rides to give the already sensitive muscles and tendons time to react.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Range of use
Race sitzposition-triathlon sitzposition-gestreckt sitzposition-moderat
Saddle width (effec. usable) 13cm 14cm 15cm  
Length 302mm
Weight 289g 295g 304g  
Hardness (SQShore) 60 60 60  
Discharge (perineal pain) 60% 70% 75%  
Rails Ti Tube Alloy
Cusion K18
Upholstery Marathon Foam
Elastomer (exchangeable) soft, medium, hard
Active (saddle tilts laterally)
yes

 

eoGEAR SKU # 6548

Manufacturer’s Website

 

Designed in Germany — Made in Taiwan