SDG Satellite Saddle

Satellite

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

  • User Reviews (15)

    Showing 1-10 of 15  
    Wayne   Cross Country Rider [May 15, 2003]
    Strength:

    Looks, durability and Ti rails.

    Weakness:

    none

    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.

    Similar Products Used: CODA, SDG Bellaire.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Manny E   [Apr 02, 2004]

    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.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Chris   Weekend Warrior [Feb 05, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Similar Products Used: WTB SST X-3
    X-Lite PSS2
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Jeff   Weekend Warrior [Jan 18, 2002]
    Strength:

    It's light

    Weakness:

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

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

    Similar Products Used: wtb saddles
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Tim S.   [Jan 20, 2004]
    Weakness:

    Titanium rail snapped after 3 months of XC use

    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.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Jon Downey   Cross Country Rider [Nov 23, 2001]
    Strength:

    Comfort, looks, weight

    Weakness:

    nothing so far

    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.

    Similar Products Used: SDG Bel-Air, Koski Contour gel, Selle Italia XO
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Bill   Cross Country Rider [Nov 13, 2001]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Similar Products Used: San Marco Aero (280 g).
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    MARK   Cross Country Rider [Apr 25, 2003]
    Strength:

    Light, Sleek, good looking, comfortable.

    Weakness:

    none

    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.

    Similar Products Used: SDG Belair, WTB Rocket, WTB, Stealth.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    calnhob   Cross Country Rider [Jan 09, 2003]
    Strength:

    Very nice looking.
    Sleek and light.
    Cheap

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Similar Products Used: WTB Speed and Laser
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Tim W   Cross Country Rider [Nov 30, 2002]
    Strength:

    looks, weight, comfort.

    Weakness:

    none

    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!

    Similar Products Used: flite,bontrager
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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