Are you tired of uncomfortable bike rides? Look no further than the SQ Lab 611 Ergowave saddle. This ergonomic saddle is designed to provide maximum comfort and support for your sit bones, allowing you to ride for longer without discomfort.
At first, the wave-shaped design of the saddle may feel a bit strange, but once you get used to it, you’ll find that it’s much more comfortable than traditional saddles. And while it may take some adjustment to find the perfect angle for the saddle, once you do, you’ll be ready to hit the road or trail.
One thing to note is that the saddle may squeak a bit at first. But a quick cleaning of the rails and seat post clamp can fix this issue. And even if it does squeak a bit, it’s a small price to pay for the comfort and support that the SQ Lab 611 Ergowave provides.
So, I like the Fizik Aliante better than the Gobi even though it is a road saddle. The raised rear part of the saddle is more comfortable for my lower back. Everyone knows numbness is not good. The Aliante has a rounded shape which I feel presses the soft tissue making it a bad fit for me. The pressure from the saddle’s rounded shape doesn’t feel right. Having said that, after extended time in the saddle the numbness still returns.
Anyway, my temporary solution is to pedal standing up for a while to relieve the soft tissue area. Another tactic I use to prevent numbness is to add lots of trails during my bike ride. I stand when descending trails so that also reduces the time I’m sitting in the saddle. I also stand while descending fire roads for the same reason. This all helps but its not a solution to the numbness its a bandaid solution.
The Meteora MTB race I looking forward to is 5 weeks. There are extended climbs in this race. That means there will be a lot of time sitting in the saddle. The last thing I want is to get numb or having to remember to stand up. I want to focus on my performance and have a great race.
The next saddle I’m going to test is from SQ Labs. More on this saddle later.
As you’ve seen I’m looking for a new saddle. I tested the Fizik Gobi last week for about 9 hours. The saddle felt very hard, but I got used to that. During the last ride on the Gobi, the numbness returned after about 45 minutes. This means I have to look for another saddle to test. However, during the talk with the local bike shop owner, he suggested that I also test out the Fizik Aliante 140mm. The fact is the Aliante is a road bike saddle, but what does that matter if it fits. So, after I washed the bike today, I mounted the saddle for tomorrow’s ride.
Furthermore, I called another local bike shop that sells Fabric saddles but did not get through to anyone.