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Step saddle development in cooperation with doctors and scientists

Led by urologist and extreme biker Dr. Stefan Staudte, the step saddle concept has arisen alongside the saddle width system.

In connection with the development of the step saddle concept Dr. Stefan Staudte carried out a meta-analysis of the pressure tolerances of individual tissue types from existing studies from 1976 to 2012.

The result: "...at approx. 15 N/cm² 95% of the maximum tissue tolerance for a medium-term (approx. 1 - 5 h) pressure load is reached".

The defined goal: The maximum load limits in the different tissue tolerances should be below 15 N/cm².

SQlab step saddle - the optimal pressure relief for every area of application

SQlab step saddles are available for all cycling activities from triathlon to road bikes, for various disciplines of mountain biking, for active trekking and touring bikes as well as for the cyclist who values comfort on a trekking or city bike. The lowered saddle nose relieves pressure to the sensitive areas of both men and women. The availability of various saddle widths accommodates any differences in individual anatomy. For years, SQlab, with its various concepts; saddle width system, step saddle and adaptive damping, has been the most successful brand in saddle tests carried out by German trade magazines.

More space - less pressure!

Persistently high pressure on the perineum expresses less in pain but more in feelings of numbness. How ever, this alarm signal should always be observed. Even if “deaf” means at first that nothing is felt, so it is not a direct pain that otherwise warns us of dangers for the body.

The pressure on the sit bone can be a little uncomfortable at first – until you get used to it – but it is a sign for the right saddle.

Size matters !

For men who need a little more space, the SQlab step saddle creates more free space and is therefore ideal!

Pressure distribution 

SQlab conclusion:

The SQlab step saddle concept provides an optimum pressure distribution for the sit bone and pubic bone in accordance with medical advice in both men and women!