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SDG Satellite Saddle

3.47/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 218 grams MSRP : $55.00


Product Description

  • Ultra-lightweight foam
  • Hypoallergetic / medically proven / completely waterproof
  • Nylon/carbon base for increased strength and resiliency
  • 6/4 ti rails


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from KC

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2005

    Strengths:    Nice shape. Comfy. Kevlar sides.

    Weaknesses:    Logos are a bit overstated. Colors on some are a bit flashy for my taste. Might be a bit plush for hardcore racer types.

    Bottom Line:   
    Had this on my Voodoo for awhile but have been using this on my DK 4130 BMX cruiser lately where I wanted something more cushy yet still race oriented. On the DK you sit pretty hard on a seat (usually standing while pedaling) and this one has been great! On the DK layback seatpost (this is most likely the seatposts fault) in the furthest back position the nose it's sits in a pretty much level position... wish it could angle up more. I like it much better than most of the lame bmx seats out there.

    In the month I had it on the mtb I liked it too. Very comfy ride. Didn't make any body parts fall asleep. Could be lighter (I only have the cro-mo model). Wish they'd tone back on the graphics a bit. Subtle is better imo.

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    Favorite Trail:   River trails in Lawrence

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Extreme, Kona "race lite", GT bmx race seat, SDG bmx race seat, Primo Hemmoroid bmx dj seat

    Bike Setup:   Voodoo Hoodoo hardtail and a DK 4130 BMX cruiser

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Manny E from Austin

    Date Reviewed: April 2, 2004

    Bottom Line:   
    Follow up to the review I made below....

    After a year and a half, this seat is toast! Intense model (sewn graphics0 or not, my ass took a severe pounding on my first epic of 2004! Off came this saddle, and on went a brand new SDG Grand Prix. Much better.

    the lightweight Satellite is to scrawny to last more than a season of moderate riding. Stick with better SDG models, Sella Italia Flite GEL, or WTB Rocket.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Tim S. from Spokane, WA

    Date Reviewed: January 20, 2004

    Weaknesses:    Titanium rail snapped after 3 months of XC use

    Bottom Line:   
    Purchased this saddle due to the recommendation of the LBS owner. I have been biking for over 15 years and have never bought such a P.O.S. I had put less than 100 miles of XC use on this saddle before the left side rail snapped clean off (just behind where the seatpost clamps to the rails). Titanium my ass. I'm going to try to get a warranty replacement on this thing.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Bike Setup:   Hardtail w/ Cane Creek Thudbuster post

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Manny from Texas

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2004

    Strengths:    Decent saddle.
    Relatively lightweight.
    Sewn-in graphics are sweet!


    Weaknesses:    Squeaks a lot.
    Numbness in crotch after extended rides.
    Plastic nosepiece [cap] isn't very durable.


    Bottom Line:   
    INTENSE version of Satellite, with Intense sewn into the rear of saddle.

    More padding is needed --only a small anount to combat "crotch numbness" after extended rides.

    Plastic nosepiece bows outward, on my RaceFace XY seatpost; this causes it to grab onto your short/spandex! This part has also come unfastened from the screws, so I had to tape in together.

    The rails squeak like a ho's bed at a cheap hotel!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Wayne a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, Australia

    Date Reviewed: May 15, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks, durability and Ti rails.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I've had this saddle on three consecutive bikes. F1000, Super V and now the Saclpel. It's my favourite. It has a few war wounds but is still holding up well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stromlo (before the bush fires)

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   On-ya-Bike

    Similar Products Used:   CODA, SDG Bellaire.

    Bike Setup:   Scalpel 800 '03. XRT shifters & Der's. Easton Carbon post, Easton EA70 flat bar, Egg Beater. XT BB & Cassette.Stock wheels with 14/15g spokes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by MARK a Cross Country Rider from MONTEBELLO

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, Sleek, good looking, comfortable.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I really like this saddle. The Belair is built on the samr platform but is a bit more comfortable due to extra padding. This saddle kept me comfortable on the first ride which was 27 miles of trails at Turnbull Canyon. Lots of Techincal climbing and double track swithcback decending. No numbness. No pain. Great light weight saddle.

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    Favorite Trail:   Turnbull Canyon

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   SDG Belair, WTB Rocket, WTB, Stealth.

    Bike Setup:   Turner O2, Fox Forx F80 RTL, XTR, Chris King, Thompson...

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by calnhob a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Very nice looking.
    Sleek and light.
    Cheap


    Weaknesses:    Cheap because it sucks.
    Very little support.
    Too narrow.


    Bottom Line:   
    I got this seat off eBay for $10. It looked awesome and I thought it was a really good bargin. I've sat on serveral Satellites and they're not all the same. I have a black one with 2 white strips going down the front. I also have a black one with green sides that came oem on a 2001 GT i-Drive 2.0. The one from the GT wasnt too bad and had more padding. The one from eBay has very little padding and after an hour of riding, the area below my butt really feels painful. Actually, both seats hurt after a while but the one with white strips is really bad. I've tried WTB speed and laser seats and they feel so much better. I'm going to look for those seats now because the pain is too unbearable. I know some people really like it and I guess it really depends on the person and their butt.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Speed and Laser


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Loi a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 18, 2002

    Strengths:    Sweet looking. Comfortable. Lightweight. And if you can find them, they're really cheap. < $20

    Weaknesses:    If anything, real kevlar sides instead of nylon-like material. Fancy metal rails instead of steel. But if you have all that it won't be less than $20

    Bottom Line:   
    The saddle is great. I had one as OEM on my GT I-Drive. When it wore out, I found one with the Landing Strip at the LBS for like $10+tax.

    What a sweet deal. They are fairly light, and they are very comfortable. And they look like a million bucks. I like the slim look.

    I liked it so much, when I saw one on ebay, i bought that one too and put it on BMX bike.

    These saddles makes my @ss happy!

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   2001 GT Ruckus, Marz DJ1, Hayes 8"/6", DEORE/LX/XTR, Salsa Bashring, Syncros DH Bar, Syncros SeatPost, SDG Satellite Saddle, Sun SingleTrack Rims, Sun ZUZU Pedals, Panaracer Fire XC Pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim W a Cross Country Rider from waterford,mich.u.s.a.

    Date Reviewed: November 30, 2002

    Strengths:    looks, weight, comfort.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    The guys who bought the "bargain price versions" of this saddle got the oem type taiwan saddles, if You get the u.s. or custon version of these saddles You will love it! do You really expect to have a $6 saddle perform? geez, don,t be a cheapo!

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    Favorite Trail:   pontiac lk.

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   flite,bontrager

    Bike Setup:   dean ti singlespeed

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Konacopia a Weekend Warrior from L.A.

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 2002

    Strengths:    Price!
    Comfortable
    Quality design


    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Picked up this seat as a closeout from a local shop for about the price of a value meal. Wasn't really looking for a seat but at this price I figured it wasn't a big gamble. Jackpot! I've been looking for a seat to replace my Specialized Manganese since it was basically numbing me babymaker even on beach rides on the strand. I bought numerous gel seats even those that have the ergonomic cut-out that are supposed to prevent numbness with no solutions. Little did I know that a stiffer $6 seat would solve my problems. I figure the softer seats just conform to your nether regions and don't provide a sturdy base for your sitbones. Riding my bike has never been more comfortable.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $6.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Bassano, Specialized


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by funkeetuna a Weekend Warrior from San Mateo

    Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

    Strengths:    Lightweight I guess...

    Weaknesses:    This seat totally pounded my groin into a bloody pulp and the rails were bent from one of my first rides. I finally bought a new seat last week and am so much happier.

    Bottom Line:   
    The only good thing I can say about this seat is that when you are riding in the attack position, standing with weight behind seat, it is easy to grip the seat with your thighs for more control. It is skinny so there is little friction on legs when peddling seated.

    Only a racer totally unconcerned for there nut sack safety would use this seat. I am shocked I used it for as long as I did. I wouldn't have ridden on it at all except my full suspension takes alot of the shocks. But after a particularly bumpy ride I got fed up and had enough. Also I don't know how this seat got bent, I weigh 175 and do jumps but I dont get that much air???

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    Favorite Trail:   skeggs

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized body geometry, a bontrager seat with a red squishy thing in middle and several others

    Bike Setup:   GT I-drive 2.0

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Tucson, AZ USA

    Date Reviewed: February 5, 2002

    Strengths:    Custom made by SDG for me in my choice of materials and colors. Quality craftsmanship. Very light and still comfortable.

    Weaknesses:    None (I paid a lot, but not when you consider the custom aspect)

    Bottom Line:   
    I wanted a really well-matching saddle to go with my built-up bike. I had just about gone nuts looking for something comfortable, light weight, and the right colors when I discovered by accident that SDG custom builds individual saddles in the materials and colors that you want. I ordered the Satellite in a "Custom Landing Strip" configuration that gave me a center zone of orange synthetic leather, side zones of grey synthetic leather, and corner zones of black kevlar. It includes side bumpers and a nose guard and ti rails. It weighs 220 grams and is one of a kind. IT ROCKS.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fantasy Island

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $99.00

    Purchased At:   SDG web site

    Similar Products Used:   WTB SST X-3
    X-Lite PSS2


    Bike Setup:   Homegrown Pro frame with XT/LX mix, SX-R fork, Avid CPS mechanicals, Specialized Stout Hubs w/Mavic X317 rims...

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco, CA

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2002

    Strengths:    It's light

    Weaknesses:    I bent the rails in one month's time. I can't feel my crotch after an hour long ride. (not good)

    Bottom Line:   
    The weight thing is nice, but if you want to have kids I would buy something else.

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    Favorite Trail:   skeggs

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   wtb saddles

    Bike Setup:   GT I-drive 1.0, came with bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jon Downey a Cross Country Rider from Norfolk, NE USA

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Comfort, looks, weight

    Weaknesses:    nothing so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Very comfortable, I have one on both my road and my mountain bike. SDG makes great products. My wife didn't like it but it fits me fine. I am still torn between this saddle and my Bel-Airs but I like these fine.

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    Favorite Trail:   Yellowbanks

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   E-Bay

    Similar Products Used:   SDG Bel-Air, Koski Contour gel, Selle Italia XO

    Bike Setup:   Giant XTC SE-1

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Bill a Cross Country Rider from Marietta, GA.

    Date Reviewed: November 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Very tough. Crash tested and looks great. Very light seat (218 g).

    Weaknesses:    A little hard. Could use more padding. All day rides can be a little hard on the rear end.

    Bottom Line:   
    I like the San marco Aero seat for comfort, but not enough to change out this SDG. The SDG is very light and will take much more abuse.

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    Favorite Trail:   Blankets Creek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Came with my Kona Mokomoko

    Similar Products Used:   San Marco Aero (280 g).

    Bike Setup:   Stock Kona Mokomoko with Mavic Crossrides and SRAM 7.0 11-34 cassette.

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