SQ-lab 602 Saddle
The saddle innovation of the year. Complimented from all sides. Through its three widths, its interchangeable elastomers and the flex ring it hasn't only impressed the trade press. A must for trekking and touring cyclists.
The urologist and extreme biker Dr. Stefan Staudte, a member of the development team at SQ-lab is responsible for the concept step saddle with SQ-lab. The concept was presented in 2003 and in recent years has won a number of tests and been applied to perfectly suit the new 602 and attuned to the sporty trekking rider. The body weight here is distributed to 80% on the sit bones and only an acceptable 20% to the perineum rather than vice versa as in conventional saddles.
The most important issue with is that both seat bones lie completely flat on the saddle. SQ-lab has developed a system with which the distance of the seat bones can be easily measured.
To determine the optimal saddle width:
1) You need a chair with a seat as flat as possible (without a well) and a piece of corrugated cardboard the size of the seat2) Place the corrugated cardboard on the chair and sit yourself with a slightly hollow back on it 3) Grasp your hands under the seat and pull so that the buttocks (without slipping) are firmly on the seat surface 4) Stand back and take the corrugated board and measure the distance between the wells that your sit bones have left in the corrugated board in cm 5) Now you add, depending on the type of rider 0.5cm for very sporty racing cyclist, 1.5cm for ambitious leisure and MTB cyclists and 3.0cm for riders who like to relax and ride upright 6) Now you know the optimal width of the SQ-lab saddle. When in doubt, order the next wider version
- Range : Trekking
- Width: 14/15/16 cm
- Weight: 560/570/580g
- Pad hardness: 45
- Frame: CrMo