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Narrow saddle 
leads to discomfort to the sit bones and an increased pressure on the perineal area
SQlab Saddle 
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.

More performance – less pressure

A saddle should fit like a pair of shoes!  If a saddle is too narrow then it presses exactly in the 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.


To date SQlab offers the largest selection of saddle models in different widths for all areas of application.


 Sit Bone Measurement 

We recommend the measurement of the sit bone and the purchase of ergonomic products in specialist shops. Our dealers are trained and have a lot of experience in ergonomics. All ergonomic partners on our dealer search offer the SQlab sit bone measurement, the SQlab grip width measurement and much more.


This is how it works 

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Measure the sit bone distance from center to center and add the value for the respective sitting position.

Step 3

Select your right sitting position from the positions shown above and add the corresponding value to the measured sit bone distance.

Step 4 

Select the saddle for your personal riding style and in the correct width. 


The following special regulations apply to saddles of the 621 City/Comfort 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 

The effective saddle width

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.



total width
actual useable width


This measurement method has been adopted by cycling magazines that measure the saddle width in saddle tests for comparison.