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  1. Misc Components
    One of our pet peeves in the bike industry is when uninformed riders loudly proclaim, it's all personal preference, especially when talking about saddles, grips, and tires. There is science, design, materials, and manufacturing know-how behind each product - and there really are good ones, bad...
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    What is it Building on Specialized's popular Power saddle line, the Power Arc Pro shape differs from the original with a rounded, more peaked cross-section. Still present are the large cutout and short overall length. Pros Great option for riders who didn't get along with original Power...
  3. Misc Components
    If your saddle doesn't fit you well, you're not going to ride your bike. Here's SQlab's Mark Burgener to explain why many OEM saddles don't work well and how you can address the issue. Video: SQlab Ergolux saddle and 3OX handlebars Truth is the saddle that comes on your bike may not be the...
  4. Misc Components
    If you're not comfortable on the bike, you're not going to have much fun. Germany's Ergon is acutely aware of this, and is continually pushing the envelope of product design to assure the fun factor remains high. Press play to learn more. Video: Ergon SM and SR Women's Saddles, SME3 Enduro...
  5. Misc Components
    WTB's newest saddle was based on the Deva, but shares many similarities with their popular Volt. The Koda is WTB's newest saddle. Based on the Deva, it features a short nose-to-tail, medium thickness padding, and a wide center channel. The inspiration for the new model came from female riders...
  6. Misc Components
    What is it While saddle choice will always be a personal decision, there are certain concepts that make sense no matter the width of your sit bones or degree of pelvic flexibility. The Ergowave saddle from SQlab attempts to tap into these norms, utilizing a pressure relief channel and raised...
  7. News & Reviews
    When the dropper is raised, the saddle sits level. Our friends at Vital MTB recently uncovered a new patent by Specialized for a dropper with an auto-adjusting saddle angle based on seat height. When the dropper post is extended, the saddle sits level. When slammed, the nose of the saddle...
  8. General Discussion
    Pivot's specialty is bikes, but they've used that expertise to develop a full line of components. When manufacturers use branded parts on their builds, it usually means they're trying to hit a price point. By using catalog parts rather than "name brands," they can deliver nearly the same ride...
  9. General Discussion
    Last year, WTB lost one of their own in a tragic car accident. His name was Buddy Newman. He was 24 years old. I never had the pleasure of meeting Buddy, but I know WTB. Every member of the staff I've interacted with over the years is the kind of person I'd be proud to call a friend. They're a...
  10. Misc Components
    For 2017, Ergonomic accessories giant SQlab has two new saddle designs, plus an innovative new bar-end alternative. Video: SQlab 611 and 612 Ergowave Saddles and Innerbarends Tobias Hild, CEO of SQlab, introduces three key additions to their 2017 lineup. See More Photos » Based around...
  11. Misc Components
    Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style, all of them designed to keep you comfortable on the bike. Video: Ergon GE1 Grip, SM3 Saddle, BE Enduro Backpack, and IP3 Insole Ergon product manager Frank Dorr and a team of the company's athletes and engineers...
  12. General Discussion
    The Ergowave 611 has a slightly longer (5mm) and wider nose and Kevlar at the back. It's designed with MTB riding in mind. SQlab has partnered up with SKS USA to distribute of SQlab products for North America. SQlab is the largest ergonomic saddle brand in Germany and was among the first...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Having your saddle height adjusted properly is essential to ensure you'll be riding for years to come. Most people set their saddle height to where they have a slight bend in their knees, and utilize a dropper or QR to adjust their saddle as they ride. On tricky technical climbs or descents...
  14. Misc Components
    Ergon has carved a niche for itself by developing ergonomic products. It started in 2004 with their winged grip. Their range has since expanded to include saddles, bags, seatposts and more. In the past few years, they've began to develop products for more aggressive off-road applications such...
  15. General Discussion
    Contest ended. Congrats to Karl B. from Palmdale, CA, Josh S. from Marietta, GA and Curtis P. from Decorah, IA. http://woobox.com/tv6tdf
  16. Misc Components
    Lowdown: ANVL Forge saddle Not everyone shares the same saddle preferences, but our test riders almost universally loved the shape of the ANVL Forge Saddle. The price for the Ti-railed version may seem steep, but more affordable options are also available. Stat Box Size: 278 x 138mm...
  17. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    To determine whether saddle up or saddle down is faster, GMBN sent former professional downhill racer Marc Beaumont down their test track to give both methods a try. They also compared his saddle up and saddle down times with a rider who prefers to run his post "in the correct position." Are...
  18. Misc Components
    The SMC4 saddle range offers comfort and still looks fast (click to enlarge). SMC4 saddles If you're intested in having more comfort during your ride, but don't want to give up the nice racy line of your bike, have a look at the SMC4 saddle line. There's more padding, the mid channel is deeper...
  19. Misc Components
    The Lowdown: WTB Volt Carbon saddle The WTB Volt Carbon is their top of the line race saddle that features a narrow profile and carbon rails. It is also lightest production saddle that WTB has ever made and it was developed with much input from team riders Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler. I have...
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