Saddles Reviews and News


Specialized Power Arc Pro Elaston saddle review


The Specialized Power Arc expands on the original Specialized Power saddle, adding an updated shape and Elaston padding.

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Best Mountain Bike Saddles


Opinions about mountain bike saddles are like derrieres. Everyone has one, they’re all different, and no one wants to trade theirs for yours. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best mountain bike saddles.

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Ergon SM Saddle line launched


Unique shell shape is first Ergon saddle to offer the ergonomic benefits of a “cutout saddle” while keeping the stiffness of a solid saddle.

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New SQlab grips and saddles


Personal preference is a good starting point, but it should come as one of the last parts of the decision-making process after all the science and ergonomics are taken into account.

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Specialized Power Arc Pro saddle review


Building on Specialized’s popular Power saddle line, the Power Arc Pro shape differs from the original with a rounded, more peaked cross-section.

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SQlab Interbike 2017


If your saddle doesn’t fit you well, you’re not going to ride your bike. SQlab’s new Ergolux saddle aims to address this issue with its unique concave profile and dual step design.

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Ergon Interbike 2017


Germany’s ergonomic experts continue to increase on-bike comfort with new women’s specific saddles and redesigned grips.

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WTB’s new Koda is made for all shredders (but mostly women)


The new Koda was designed as a high performance women’s saddle, but it’s similarities to the Volt have made it a favorite among men and women.

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SQlab Ergowave 611 saddle review


While saddle choice will always be a personal decision, there are certain concepts that make sense. SQlab’s Ergowave 611 attempts to tap into those norms — and keep you comfortable on the bike.

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SQlab Ergowave saddle enhances comfort


As rides get longer, our saddle communicates with us about fit problems through pain or even numbness. SQlab addresses these problems with high performance fitted saddles.

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Specialized seeks patent for dropper that auto-adjusts seat angle


Specialized’s new patent may reveal why they opted for a 34.9 seat tube on the new Enduro.

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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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