SQlab Saddles

612 Ergowave Active

The 612 Ergowave active was specifically designed to accomodate the requirements of both competetive and leisure cyclists both on the road or mountainbike. The wave-like shape and raised rear section provides perfect rearward support and an optimal pressure distribution which reaches deep into the body structures resulting in improved power transmission. The lowered nose in combination with the dip provides optimal pressure relief for the perineal area. The flat but slim SQlab MaxContact® saddle nose and the firm padding of the 612 were both specifically designed for the needs on the roadbike. The SQlab active technology allows the saddle to follow the biomechanical motion when pedalling resulting in increased comfort, mobilisation of the spinal discs and reduced pressure to the sitbones.

Available in 12cm, 13cm, 14cm and 15cm widths.

611 Ergowave Active

The 611 Ergowave active was precisely designed to accomodate the requirements of off-road cycling and perfectly meet the demands of All Mountain and Enduro use. The wave-like shape and raised rear section provides perfect rearward support and an optimal pressure distribution which reaches deep into the body structures resulting in improved power transmission. The lowered nose in combination with the dip provides optimal pressure relief for the perineal area. For an even better pressure relief, especially on long technical climbs, the saddle nose of the 611 was made approx. 4mm wider than that of the 612, but just as flat and with largest possible surface area. The padding was designed for the specific needs on the MTB with better dampening properties than the 612 making it perfect for rough off-road terrain. Additionally, a premium quality Kevlar material protects the saddle in the exposed places. The SQlab active technology allows the saddle to follow the biomechanical motion when pedalling resulting in increased comfort, mobilisation of the spinal discs and reduced pressure to the sitbones.

612 Race TiTube

The 612 road is the first saddle in the SQlab range specifically designed for the road bike. It combines a weight-optimised saddle shell and SQlab’s renowned step design with a slightly kicked up rear. The saddle hence provides a degree of counter-support for your pelvis. The saddle nose has a very slim shape which reduces chafing while still providing a flat surface profile due to SQlab’s Maxcontact® concept. This provides maximum surface area to provide reduced pressure despite keeping a slim profile. The use of TiTube rails adds a small amount of weight relative to its carbon rail sibling, however it offers the same comfort at a more moderate price point.

Available in 12cm, 13cm, 14cm and 15cm widths.

611 Race

Road and MTB saddle with increased relief to the perineal area. The tried and proven pressure distribution of the lower nose in combination with SQlab’s Maxcontact® shape highly reduced the pressure to the perineum and provides perfect ergonomics for an athletic application and competitive use. Suitable for men and women alike in a moderate to athletic position.

Available in 12cm, 13cm, 14cm and 15cm widths.

613 Tri

Triathlon use sets very specific requirements for a saddle. An optimal pressure distribution and relief of soft tissue areas are just as important as quick drying and hard wearing materials. The 613 Tri is a weight-optimised triathlon saddle with SQlab’s tried and proven step design for relief of the perineal area. The saddle is made with very lightweight carbon rails, carbon fibre reinforced saddle shell and a closed pore super lightweight padding. The wide SQlab Maxcontact® saddle nose increases the contact surface area and reduces the pressure to the sensitive areas of for both men and women.

Available in a 13cm width only (black and white/red colour options).

610 Fitness

The technology of the 610 corresponds to that used in the 611 model but the form is suited to a more moderate/less aggressive riding position. Like with all SQlab saddles, the step design relieves pressure on the perineal area, making the saddle suitable for men and women alike.

Available in 14cm, 15cm and 16cm widths.

610 Active Fitness

The technology of the 610 corresponds to that used in the 611 model but the form is suited to a more moderate/less aggressive riding position. Like with all SQlab saddles, the step design relieves pressure on the perineal area, making the saddle suitable for men and women alike.

This model utilises the SQlab active concept which allows a degree of controlled lateral tilt using elastomeric inserts to dampen the movement (soft, medium and firm options). This allows the saddle to move with your pelvis a little, thereby allowing more natural spinal motion to occur and relief of pressure under the “sit bones”.

Available in 14cm, 15cm, 16cm and 17cm widths.

602 ActiveTrekking

SQlab’s premium trekking and touring saddle.  Pressure relief of the sensitive areas thanks to the lower nose of SQlab’s step design. The firm padding prevents sinking in and hence chafing.

Suitable for medium to long rides. The SQlab active saddle technology ensures the saddle can follow the biomechanical movement of the pelvis, relieving pressure on the perineum and low back.

Available in 14cm, 15cm, 16cm and 17cm widths.

600 Active (Medical)

The SQlab 600 Active, designed for riders who are intolerant of any pressure whatsoever to the perineal area (eg. severe pudendal neuropathy, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis etc….). Its two separate pads for support under the “sit bones” is similar to other forms of saddles used for this purpose, however, what makes the saddle unique is the presence of a nose which helps contribute to the control of the bicycle via contact with the inner thighs.

Note that this saddle necessitates a very upright position (ie. not suitable for drop bar road and mountain bikes) and rider weight is limited to 120kg. For larger riders the 24cm SQlab 621 Active is recommended instead.

621 Active City/Comfort

The premium saddle for the upright position on the city bike. The firm, high quality padding in combination with SQlab’s successful step design provides a high level of comfort for long and short rides. The dual position adjustable active system provides increased comfort and relieves the spinal discs in the lower back and pressure on the sit bones.
For a rider weight over 120kg we recommend the 24 cm 621 active. The strong active seat rails are approved for a rider weight up to 130kg. Due to the stepped shape suitable for both men and women.

Saddle pain/numbness is an all too common complaint amongst clients presenting for a bike fit. Such issues may arise from a number of factors, often in combination, including:

Fit-related issues

  • Inappropriate saddle position, saddle tilt or saddle-to-handlebar relationship.

Rider-related issues

  • Significant asymmetries in leg length, power output and/or pedaling technique.
  • Vascular disorders
  • Neuromusculoskeletal disorders

Saddle-related issues

  • Inappropriate width, profile and/or padding for individual needs

Why choose a SQlab saddle?

Urologist-designed SQlab saddles feature a unique step profile which provides maximum support under the sitbones and minimises pressure on the perineal/genital region. Different models exist to suit different riding disciplines and body orientations and are available in a range of widths.

Over the years Cycle Dynamics has found SQlab saddles to be effective in helping address recalcitrant and severe saddle-related complaints where other saddles have failed, including:

  • pudendal neuropathy (symptoms may include sexual dysfunction, continence problems and/or pain radiating into the perineum, rectum and/or genitalia)
  • perineal saddle sores
  • skin breakdown under the pubic arch (females)

Cycle Dynamics carries a wide range of SQlab saddles and those not in stock can be arranged by special order.

Important notes – please read below

Availability for purchase

Cycle Dynamics is a physiotherapy/bike fitting practice, not a retail bike shop, and as such is only availble by appointment. Given the influence of saddle positioning on saddle comfort, Cycle Dynamics prefers to supply saddles in the context of a bike fit. This is of particular importance for those suffering chronic saddle-related issues or other areas of pain/injury.

Discount for saddles provided during a fit

Should you choose to buy a saddle as part of a fit you will receive 20% off the recommended retail price and have 4 weeks to test the saddle in real-world conditions. By accepting this you accept that the saddle may show some minor marking previous fitting sessions and trials.

During your 4-week trial period, some tweaking of the saddle position or tilt may be necessary to achieve optimal comfort. If before the end of this period you find that the saddle is not suitable for your needs then you may return the saddle for an exchange (with refitting to the bike) or a refund, subject to the Refund/Restocking Policy below.

Refund/Restocking policy

A restocking fee of 10% of the purchase price may be charged to cover minor wear and tear from normal use during the trial period (this will be waived if the saddle is returned in “as new” condition). Normal wear and tear will be taken to include minor marking of the saddle rails from installation and minimal marking of the saddle’s upper surface. It is also expected that the saddle be returned in a clean state fit for re-sale along with original packaging.

The restocking fee may be increased if the saddle is returned dirty state or if more substantial wear/marking has occurred. Damaged or excessively worn/marked saddles will not be accepted for return or exchange so please take care when riding, storing and transporting your bike. 

Warranty

SQlab guarantees their products for 2yrs against defects in workmaniship or materials. If you purchased a saddle from Cycle Dynamics and need to make a warranty claim, please contact us with details of the issue and we will be in touch shortly.

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Traditional saddle pressure distribution

Saddle with cutout pressure distribution
SQlab step saddle pressure distribution

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