SQlab Interbike 2017

Ergolux saddle designed to properly support sitbones

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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 right one for you. When building up bikes for sale, bike manufacturers aim to both cut costs and choose OEM saddles that sit in the middle of the size range, hoping that it’ll fit most people. Of course, the reality is that no two human bodies are the same, and that’s why it’s important to choose a saddle that’s sized right for you.

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Enter SQlab, which has both an accurate sitbone measuring tool and a unique take on saddle design. The new Ergolux saddle is based on their popular Ergowave model, where the concave profile creates a perfect perch for your sitbones. The Ergolux has a dual step design that’s aimed to further enhance support and create a sweet spot on the backside of the saddle. This also provides free space on the front to relieve pressure on soft tissue, which prevents pain and numbness, the two of the most common reasons people don’t ride their bikes more.

The Ergolux is designed for a more upright riding position, making it a perfect choice for mountain biking or long days on the road bike. It also features what SQlab calls its Active System, where the amount of side-to-side flex can be custom tined for the rider via multiple stiffness elastomers that are included with purchase. No wonder it’s the choice of so many custom frame builders.

To address the other critical on-bike contact point, SQlab has launched its 30X handlebars that come with 12° or 16° backsweep. This shorter reach provides a natural transition from the lower arm to the hand when in a more upright riding position, thus protecting the wrist from the strain that can occur when riding downhill. The 30X bars also have 4° of upsweep to bring the elbows into a perfect position for a dynamic riding style.

Gallery: SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle, 3OX handlebars, Innerbarends and more

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SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle
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SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle

Ergolux saddles are the comfort version of the successful SQlab Ergowave saddle shape. Three models, each with different widths for every application, every bicycle and, above all, every behind. MSRP for the 610 Ergolux Active $139.99.
SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle
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SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle

A MTB saddle for a moderate seating position on the sporty trekking bike and comfort-oriented MTB. Available saddle widths are 14cm, 15cm, 16cm.
SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle Suspension
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SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle Suspension

Vertebral discs are relieved of stress at the same time and seating bones comfort is increased.
SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle Elastomers
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SQlab Ergolux 610 Saddle Elastomers

SQlab's Active System, where the amount of side-to-side flex can be custom tined for the rider via multiple stiffness elastomers that are included with purchase.
SQlab 3OX Handlebars
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SQlab 3OX Handlebars

The 3OX Handlebar keeps these ergonomics in check and gives you more control during your ride with 12° and 16° backsweep, 4° upsweep either 15mm, 30mm or 45mm rises. The 3OX is stiff and light in either aluminum or carbon versions. MSRP: $189.99 for carbon versions (235grams), $89.99 for aluminum versions (325grams).
SQlab Innerbarends
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SQlab Innerbarends

Innerbarends offers an aerodynamic and relaxed elbow position for maximum riding speed. They are the perfect relief of muscles in arms, shoulders and back.
SQlab Innerbarends
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SQlab Innerbarends

Small and light with a natural hand position.
SQlab 611 Ergowave Saddle
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SQlab 611 Ergowave Saddle

The cushion material was specifically adapted to the requirements of the MTB and provides more shock absorption on rough terrain as compared to the 612 Ergowave models.
SQlab 611 Ergowave Saddle
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SQlab 611 Ergowave Saddle

The persuasive Ergowave shape and the elevated rear for perfect rearward grip and optimal pressure distribution, even in the deep structures of the body, considerably improves the transfer of force to the pedals.
SQlab Sitbones
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SQlab Sitbones

When sitting normally, the sitbones support the body‘s weight and have the capability to withstand high pressure. This should also be the case when riding a bicycle. An even pressure reduction in the perineal area and the pubic bones is achieved through the lowered nose of the SQlab step saddle concept.
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SQlab Interbike 2017 Booth


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  • mark Burgener says:

    Hi Billy, Thank you for the kudos! Great to hear our saddle is working out well. Stay in touch with SQlab as more rad products are in the works. Cheers, Mark Burgener – from SQlab USA headquarters in Illinois.

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