Contact points are some of the most crucial
parts of any bike and the saddle sees more
pressure than most.
Soaring, grinding, cruising and sprinting are part
of any ride but not every rider is the same. For
us here in Syncros this was at the hub of our new
saddle project, to further refine comfort and
performance tuned to the optimal body fit for
an off the shelf saddle.
Working with leading German bike fit company
Gebeomized our engineers analysed data from
thousands of rider pressure maps identifying 5
key parameters to define which saddle fits the
rider best: Sit bone distance, Main loading area,
Typical discomfort, Flexibility, Typical position on
From this data our engineers created two
distinct shapes that addressed rider needs in
these crucial areas along with two options for
channel and cut out. For this we tested both
professional and amateur riders to get as wide
a profile as possible, analysing the five key
paramaters and matching them with pressure
mapping data. There are two steps to choosing
the right saddle for you - riding position and
channel or cut out design.
The first selection is between Endurance or Performance. This is mainly related to the position on the bike. In general if you ride
a bike geometry with an extreme position such as negative or long stem, high drop from saddle to stem you will be more likely in
the Performance category.
The regular saddle will fit the majority of riders, marked by a more upright
position, seated more towards the middle to back of the saddle and most
often riding on the hoods or top of the bars.
These riders sit primarily on the sit bones and therefore the wider
part of the saddle.
Our V-Concept performance saddle was developed for the more flexible
rider, particularly in the pelvis and lumbar spine, who tend to ride a
more aggressive position. These riders sit towards the front of the saddle
supported by their pubic rami. The riding position is lower in general and
requires a slightly different shaped saddle.
Aims for larger contact area. Goal is to reduce pressure spots while seated
on a larger surface area on the saddle still allowing contact with the saddle.
CUT OUT VERSION
Higher sensitivity in symphysis region rider type. Generally riders
are on the front part of the pelvis and central part of the saddle nose. Cut
out transfers weight to the bones to either side as opposed to the middle.
Available in three rail styles - Carbon fibre, titanium and CrMo
Triathlon and Time Trial riders are focused on achieving an aerodynamic
position which is even more aggressive and require more padding on the
nose of the saddle as this is primarily where their weight is centered. This
saddle has slightly more padding than the regular Belcarra V for added
comfort in the ultimate aero tuck position.
ENDURANCE V SADDELS