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The SQlab Active saddle is the world’s first floating saddle concept. The saddle can swing along a defined curve from left to right, corresponding perfectly to the amplitude of the pelvis and minimizing peak loads. But the question is: can you ride a bike with a loose saddle?

SQlab Active saddle

The SQlab Active saddle is the world’s first floating saddle concept. The saddle can swing along a defined curve from left to right, corresponding perfectly to the amplitude of the pelvis and minimizing peak loads. But the question is: can you ride a bike with a ‘loose’ saddle?

SQlab says: “Yes you can – normally control and precise steering are based on stiff frames and components, but astonishingly the body ignores that movement of the saddle and balances it out. The SQlab Active saddle concept does not have a negative influence on the performance of a bike.

The mechanism of the SQlab Active is simple. An almond style knuckle, made out of carbon fibers or magnesium, allows the saddle shell to float about 7 degrees to each side. Elastomers on each edge reduce vibrations and limit the play of the saddle.

You can find this active-seat concept in a lot of categories like cars and furniture. While testing the new SQlab Active saddle, a lot of test riders report that the saddle reduces their existing back problems in a significant way. The optimized ergonomic reduces stress on the intervertebral disks, allowing them to relax and regenerate.

The SQlab 611 Active saddle is available spring 2009.

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