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More than half of all cyclists suffer from back pain, making it one of the most common complaints among cyclists. 

Walking is what the human body is designed for when it comes to movement. In order to be able to move forward with ease, the body is equipped with the ingenious pelvic swing system. The pelvis is tilted with every step, and the spine reacts with a movement to the opposite side.


Why is the correct co-movement of the pelvis necessary?

This lateral movement of the spine should be maintained when cycling. The SQlab active saddle technology makes it possible to move the pelvis in the horizontal plane. In this way, the
strain on the lower lumbar spine in the pelvis and hip area can be reduced.

SQlab active-saddle Technology 


In spring 2010 the SQlab active saddle  technology was introduced with the MTB saddle 611 active. Since 2011, at least one active model is available for every application.

Now over half of SQlab saddles sold is equipped with active technology. The active system is designed to allow the pelvis to move horizontally.

Dr. med Markus Knöringer Specialist in neurosurgery, intervertebral disc and spine surgery, sports medicine Dr. med Markus Knöringer Specialist in neurosurgery, intervertebral disc and spine surgery, sports medicine

This ensures that the so-called pelvic swing is carried out in the same way as when walking naturally. The possibility of moving the pelvis along with the patient minimizes the risk of discomfort in the lower lumbar spine, pelvis and hips and provides targeted relief for the intervertebral discs and facet joints.

For the targeted strengthening of the back muscles, we have developed the SQlab Back Primer in cooperation with Dr. Markus Knöringer, specialist for neurosurgery, intervertebral discs and spine surgery.