SDG Bel-Air SL Saddle

DESCRIPTION

A racy new profile, Comfort Cleavage, carbon finish base, and a mind-blowing light weight. 169 grams.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 02, 2010]
single-track-mind
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Cumfy ,flex,easy to adjust

Weakness:

Snapped two so far one only two weeks old
You must position the seat in the middle of the rail to get max strength
You must crank it up tight or risk stripping the teeth

IMO the most cumfy seat but a little bumed the last one broke so easily
But it was more my own fault. Preloaded heavily for a gap jump one off my feet slipped of the pedel resulting in me landing on the seat with all my weight
If the seat had not snapped I probably would of been bucked up and over the bars so it actually saved me from a big off.
Would I buy one again a big YES this is the only seat for me the ibeam is a great system set it up first time correctly and never touch it again.

Similar Products Used:

lots

[Apr 06, 2006]
matt
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

really light, and the most comfortable saddle ive ridden

Weakness:

ive broken 2 of these saddles in about 10 months. Im 75kg, so not heavy, not into jumps, although i do ride most other stuff. Im not sure whether to drop i-beam and try something different, or whether to try the stronger saddle sdg make next...

probably great for a jey boy weight-conscious rider (would maybe get 5 stars for that type of riding).
dont buy it if you're a aggresive trail rider.

Similar Products Used:

specialized

[Jul 24, 2007]
Steve
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Light, Good Looks, Comfort

Weakness:

Saddle Cover separating from body, Seat post has play(Saddle moves up and down slightly)that cannot be remedied. So far... no help from SDG.

Buy something else or at least a railed saddle.

Similar Products Used:

WTB, Specialized, Selle San Marco

[Jul 08, 2007]
JP
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Hasn't broken yet

Weakness:

Hard, no flex, can't attach saddle bag on I-Beam

Not really as good as it sets out to be. The thing doesn't flex as well as most railed saddles, and I can't get it to flex. The I-Beam thing is not worth it - you can't put on saddle bags, or change the saddle for any other if you break it. MTB stuff should be interchangeable cos things break and need replacement.

Similar Products Used:

Giant Gel-Carbon, Oasis Gel

[Mar 15, 2006]
Tim Kelley

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable, stiff, lightweight, Love channel, looks

Weakness:

None so far

I purchased this seat because it was on sale and was advertised as a relatively light freeride seat with a leather cover. After breaking the rails on several Selle Italia seats (I weigh approx. 190 lbs.) I decided to give SDG a shot.

The bottom line is that this is the best seat I have ever ridden. It is comfortable, stiff and light. I also like the sewn in logo and leather cover. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a heavy duty seat with a lot of great features all at a great price.

The seat lives up to it's name (SDG) Speed Defies Gravity

Similar Products Used:

Selle Italia, SLR, WTB Rocket

[May 31, 2007]
Clint Hosman
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Less parts means less stuff that can break.

Weakness:

None so far.

The I beam post is a seat it and forget it kind of thing. I am not one of these guys who likes to monkey with his stuff so that fits me great. However with the amount of adjustability you get with the system if you are so inclined you will love it as well.

The padding is understated but way more then what I am used to running on my race bike but the wait savings through the I beam made the extra comfort possible.

The system gives you a very firm platform to peddle from; I guess I never noticed how much flex a traditional seat has in it until I switched to this system but here again the padding makes it comfortable to ride for hours.

Definitely would recommend the system to anyone looking for something different.

Similar Products Used:

WTB and pretty much everything else.

[Apr 02, 2008]
George Mark
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

The saddle is comfortable and looks great, however...

Weakness:

It is listed as weighing 185 grams. HA! I put it on the scale out of the box and it weighed 225 grams.

Looks good, very comfy, but weight weenies look elsewhere, it is 20% heavier than listed. If I had known I would have bought something else to keep my bike light.

Similar Products Used:

SDG I fly

[Jan 17, 2007]
Mark

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Comfortable, light, looks good.

Weakness:

None yet.

Mine's the I-Beam version which needs the I-Beam seatpost but does offer a wide range of adjustability. The seat itself is comfy enough for a good few hours on the bike and is also a good size to manouvre around.

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Gary Fisher

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