Saddles Reviews and News


WTB Galaxy saddle honors late Buddy Newman

Last year, WTB lost one of their own. To honor the young man’s memory, they’re released a beautiful new saddle bearing one of his incredible designs. All proceeds go to support high school MTB racing in Northern California.

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SQlab Interbike 2016

Ergonomic accessories giant SQlab rolls out two new saddle designs, plus an innovative new bar-end alternative.

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Ergon Interbike 2016

From new grips and insoles to a feature-rich hydration pack, Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style.

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SQlab partners with SKS USA, new saddles on way

The largest ergonomic saddle brand in Germany, SQlab is known for their unique Step Saddle and Active designs. In August they will be launching its new Ergowave saddles.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to choose a saddle

When riding a bike one of the most important things is to have a comfortable saddle. To facilitate this Selle Italia has created a fit system called the IDMATCH that can help any cyclist find the right saddle for their body type and needs.

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High saddle vs. low saddle: Which is better?

How does saddle height affect performance? Check out this video to find out.

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Ergon previews new DH GD1 grips and SMD2 saddle

Ergon has a penchant for thinking differently when it comes to ordinary products. It’s earned the German company a legion of fans, but can they win over the DH crowd with their latest gravity-specific offerings?

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ANVL Forge saddle review

After a year of hard testing, it’s time to find out how the ANVL Forge saddle measured up.

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Video: Seat up or seat down, what’s faster?

We all have that friend who refuses to drop their post, yet somehow manages to slay all the descents. Would they be faster if they dropped their saddle? GMBN dusted off their timer to try and find out.

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Ergon Interbike 2015

For 2016, Ergon has a new saddle designed for all day comfort, as well as slimmer version of their popular GE1 grip.

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Review: WTB Volt Carbon saddle

Top-of-the-line WTB saddle features carbon rails and provides comfort and durability.

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Sea Otter: SQlab’s Signature Series Hans Rey saddles and grips

The SQlab 611 Active Ti saddle and 711 MX grip provide the basis for these special edition saddles and grips that provide comfort and control.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper

In the Queue: What rolled in to our office this week? Well, let’s see–new bikes from Marin and Ghost, as well as WTB’s feathery new saddle and a portable pressure washer called the MountainWasher.

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Interbike: WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ tire and Scraper wide rim

Interbike: WTB shoehorns huge 27.5 “plus” wheel into 29er diameter for fatbike light performance

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SQlab Interbike 2014

SQlab offers up a bevy of products from saddles to grips to insoles, each specifically designed to accommodate individual variations while providing the best fit possible.

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First Look: 2015 Race Face Turbine components – Part 2

Part 2 of our First Look at Race Face’s affordable 2015 Turbine parts group introduces a sweet new wheelset, stout 35mm bars and stem, and more. Check it all out here.

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Gear Review: Ritchey Vector Evo Streem saddle and Trail seatpost

Ritchey’s lightweight Vector Evo monorail saddle and seatpost system suspends rider for exceptional comfort.

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Four cool, new school mountain bike saddles for enduro, 29er and 27.5 bikes

With the rise of bigger wheels, new geometries and longer travel, saddle manufacturers are responding with models aimed specifically at 29er, 27.5 and enduro targets. Click through to find out what makes these seats different from the ones you’ve been riding for years.

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Video: How a fi’zi:k saddle is made

Our friends at Global Cycling Network went to the fi’zi:k factory in Italy, for a behind the scenes look on how their saddles are made.

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Review: SQlab 611 Active and 611 Race Saddles

I really like the SQlab 611 Race and 611 active MTB, and their ergonomic designs make the saddles more comfortable, efficient and easier to spend longer periods of time out riding without numbness or hot spots, especially in the nether regions.

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Review: 66sick Espacio Libre Saddle

The well-padded 66Sick Espacio Libre is comfortable and tough, and all the SQLab technologies really make this a winner in the All-Mountain saddle category.

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Interbike 2013: Ergon Saddles, Grips and More

For 2014, Ergon has the new SME3 Enduro saddle, SRX3 Cyclocross saddle, GE1 Enduro grips, BP100 back protector, and the revamped BA3 pack.

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Review: WTB Volt Team Saddle

The WTB Volt is comfortable, durable, a great climber, and the shape and geometry offer good control and performance.

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Velo Saddles

Velo Saddles has been in business for over 30 years. They make over 15 million saddles a year and they can be found on all types of bicycles from cruisers, commuters and hybrids to road bikes and mountain bikes. Some of the big name atheletes riding Velo Saddles include KHS downhiller Kevin Aiello, FMB Joyride […]

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