Saddles Reviews and News


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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WTB Introduces Volt Saddle, 29″/650b Tires and Rims at Interbike

WTB Continues to Lead with Innovative Products at Interbike 2012 – Booth 12029 Volt Saddle, Nineline 29″ and 650b Wolverine Tires, 650b Frequency and Laser Disc i21 Rims Lead the Charge Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) Sept. 13, 2012 – As an introduction to WTB’s 31st year in the mountain bike business, Interbike 2012 will see […]

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Introducing WTB’s “Volt” Line of Saddles

Whale-Tail, Love Channel, and Comfort Zone Lead All-Mountain Evolution Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) August 22, 2012 – – Over 30 years of innovation has led WTB to create the latest in All Mountain saddles – the Volt. Ridden to podium spots as the official saddle of this years’ Downieville All Mountain World Championship, the Volt […]

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Bontrager Tires, Saddles, Shoes and Helmets

Bontrager had a very strong presence at the Sea Otter Classic this year and they are definitely making concerted efforts to get the word out about their new tires, saddles, shoes, helmets and other parts and gear. In fact, Bontrager is currently running a contest on Mtbr right now, so check out the Bontrager Swag […]

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Velo Introduces New Innovative Designs for Senso and Plush Saddles

Saddle manufacturer Velo focuses on a unified image with new makeover In any market, visual efforts immediately catch the attention of consumers and can communicate a change or emphasize awareness. For Velo, a leading manufacturer of saddles, grips and handlebar tapes, this is a concept the company uses to capitalize on by creating new structured […]

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Selle SMP Stratos Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ The first time you see an SMP saddle it looks slightly alien or at least like some contortionist nightmare rig. With its wild beaked nose, swooping cradle and monster hand wide middle slot, it is a startling experience. Fortunately, all the features work well together, and make a saddle that […]

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Syncros FL Series Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ Syncros started out as a small, high end component company based out of Vancouver’s North Shore, and was purchased by Ritchey Design in 2003, but it’s still managed as a separate brand, catering more towards the gravity crowd. The Syncros Freakin’ Light (FL) series, is their cross country oriented product […]

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WTB Aviator Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ When I was at Sea Otter this year I was highly intrigued by the new to 2010 WTB Aviator saddle. This Freeride and Downhiller saddle means business, from its durable canvas cover, to its grippy sides, and beefy Cr-Mo rails. When I got a Yeti ASR 7 as a […]

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fi’zi:k Tundra Saddle Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been out testing the new fi’zi:k Tundra for a couple of months now, and for a cross-country saddle I have been very impressed. It is not going to win any awards for the most comfy saddle in the world, but it is a […]

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