Description of SQlab 611 Ergowave Active Carbon Saddle - Tibor Simai - Limited Edition
The SQlab 611 Ergowave Active Carbon was precisely designed to accomodate the requirements of off-road cycling and perfectly meet the demands of All Mountain and Enduro use. With just 225 grams (12 cm) the 611 Ergowave Active Carbon is the lightest 611 Ergowave model with Active technology.
The wave-like shape and raised rear section provides perfect rearward support and an optimal pressure distribution which reaches deep into the body structures resulting in improved power transmission. The lowered nose in combination with the dip provides optimal pressure relief for the perineal area. For an even better pressure relief, especially on long technical climbs, the saddle nose of the 611 was made approx. 4mm wider than that of the 612, but just as flat and with largest possible surface area.
The padding was designed for the specific needs on the MTB with better dampening properties than the 612 making it perfect for rough off-road terrain. Additionally, a premium quality Kevlar material protects the saddle in the exposed places. The SQlab active technology allows the saddle to follow the biomechanical motion when pedalling resulting in increased comfort, mobilisation of the spinal discs and reduced pressure to the sitbones.
SQlab Active saddle technology
The construction of the saddle allows a degree of movement of the pelvis in the horizontal plane. The natural pelvic rocking movement evident in walking is now possible while cycling. A round pedalling motion is achieved which provides for reduced pressure to the lumbar spine and facet joints. This can contribute to less fatigue and prevention of pain in the lumbar spine.
Highlights of the Ergowave® technology:
Perfect fit: The correct width saddle is a prerequisite for maximum performance (available widths: 12, 13, 14, 15 cm).
Sleek rear: The raised back section provides more rearward support and ensures efficient power transmission.
Saving energy: The wave shaped Ergowave® profile which contours from the rear to the front offers a perfect form-fit shape for most sitbones. The rider does not need to be seated in an inefficient and tiring sitting position and all energy can be used for forward propulsion.
Lower saddle nose: The level and lowered saddle nose applies less pressure to the sensitive areas of men and women alike.
UCI approved: All road cyclists that take part in UCI governed events are asked to mount the saddle such that the nose points up slightly. To all others: Enjoy the many advantages of the ergonomically perfect Ergowave®!
Biomechanics: Pelvis movement of up to 7° is made possible by the SQlab active Technology, which from a biomechanical point of view simulates the natural movement of walking and increases the efficiency of the pedalling motion.
At the same time, the spinal discs are relieved and the pressure to the sitbones is reduced.
Adjustable Acitive technology: The proven SQlab active technology has been adjusted for race and MTB applications and is now firmer. Available in three densities: soft, medium and hard.
Center dip: The slight dip in the center of the
saddle reduces pressure to the sensitive tissue areas of the perineum.
Low and flat: The flat saddle nose has a slight curvature which provides maximum contact area providing and associated reduced pressure. This shape provides a narrow saddle nose which minimizes chafing on the inside of the thighs while pedalling. The SQlab MaxContact® concept has proven valuable in other race models over the years and has been improved for the new Ergowave® models.
Tibor Simai and SQlab
Already in the late 80's the MTB specialist Tibor Simai was riding motocross together with SQlab's founder Tobias Hild. Afterwards he travelled the world as representative of the bike sport. He is especially known for his successes in BMX Racing and dirt riding. His long experiences as A license trainer at the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and medical sports teacher at the FFB Puch sports school he offers now to the SQlab product engineering.
Note on compatability of carbon rails: Ensure that the seatrail clamping mechanism of your seatpost is compatible with oval shaped seatrails. In some cases, specific seatrail clamps are available seperately to allow the fitting of saddles with oval shaped rails.
Fact Sheet of SQlab 611 Ergowave Active Carbon Saddle - Tibor Simai - Limited Edition
SQlab 611 Ergowave Active Carbon Saddle - Tibor Simai - Limited Edition