Sit bone measurement
SQlab was the first components manufacturer to develop the saddle width system for measuring the sit bones and calculating the optimum saddle width.
How to measure your sitbones
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Sit on a stool with a piece of measuring paper with the back straight and shoulders back. Pull yourself down onto the stool to create more pressure.
Measure the sit bone distance from center to center and add the value for the respective sitting position.
Select your right sitting position from the positions shown above and add the corresponding value to the measured sit bone distance.
Select the saddle for your personal riding style and in the correct width.
The following special regulations apply to saddles of the 621 model range:
Sit bone distance less than or equal to 12 cm >> Saddle width 18 cm
Sit bone distance greater than 12 cm >> Saddle width 21/24 cm
More performance – less pressure
Leads to discomfort to the sit bones and an increased pressure on the perineal area.
The optimal saddle width guarantees that the sit bones lie completely flat on the saddle. This is the only way in which pressure is relieved on the sensitive area in men and on the pubic arch in women and ensures more efficiency.
A saddle should fit like a pair of shoes!
If a saddle is too narrow, it will increase pressure exactly in spots where it shouldn’t. Back in 2002, SQlab was the first saddle manufacturer to introduce a system to measure the distance between the sit bones and to calculate the optimal saddle width. As a result, all SQlab saddle models are available in up to four different widths. This guarantees that your sitting bones lie completely flat on the saddle. This is the only way to relieve pressure to the sensitive areas in both men’s and women’s bodies that are affected by hard saddles.
The specified saddle width is always that of the effectively useable area for sitting on, not the total width of the saddle. With all our SQlab saddles, the effectively useable area is maximised and as little as possible of the saddle width is sacrificed through a strong curvature.
This is how you can check your saddle width
Draw a projection line across the widest point of the saddle. The useable width is from those two points from which the saddle curvature drops off by more than 1cm on either side.
actual useable width