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News- 6OX Infinergy wins the Design and Innovation Award

Published on 19.01.2022
"The 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® active saddle is SQlab’s first 100% German-made saddle. It promises a comfortable ride and makes use of eco-friendly materials. The foam is made of the popular BASF Infinergy® material which is very robust and brings the comfort to a completely new level, especially off-road due to the faster reset. Unlike traditional saddles, the cover is not stretched out over the entire surface of the saddle. There is only some “tape” on the most important contact points. These are automatically joined with the Infinergy® foam without using any glue. Through the active saddle technology, the saddle follows the pedaling movement, increasing comfort, mobilizing the
intervertebral discs and minimizing pressure on the sit bones. The saddle relies on the ergonomics expert’s proven ERGOWAVE shape, ensuring an even weight distribution on your sit bones and reducing the pressure on your perineum. With the free SQlab sitbone measurement set or a visit to your local retailer, determining your ideal width is easy and can be done without any special tools." 
Jury Design & Innovation Award
SQlab active technology
Material: The BASF Infinergy® material combines quality and comfort - Made in Germany
Tapes: The cover is not pulled over the entire surface of the saddle as in classic saddles. There are only "tapes" in the important places.
SQlab stepped saddle form: Provides for an optimal pressure distribution according to medical aspects on the seat bones and pubic bones for men and women alike.
Lowered saddle nose: The saddle nose, which is lower in level, therefore presses less strongly on the sensitive areas. For men and women alike.

The very first "Made in Germany" saddle: 6OX Infinergy® Ergowave® active

The 6OX ERGOWAVE® active saddle has already been existing for 2 years, but not in this version: Made in Germany. The special thing about the new 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® active „Made in Germany“ is the foam of the saddle, which is no longer made of classic PU foam, but of the BASF Infinergy® material known from running shoes. This material is very robust and brings comfort on a whole new level, especially in off-road conditions, due to its quicker recovery. The cover is not pulled over the entire surface of the saddle as in classic saddles. There are only „tapes“ in the important places. These are automatically attached to the Infinergy® foam without any glue. The production technology was developed very successfully by well-known automotive supplier Oechsler in Ansbach/ Germany, for a large sports goods manufacturer a few years ago. SQlab and Oechsler then jointly optimized this process for saddles.


Made in Germany - Pre-Series

The 6OX is the optimal saddle for long and steep climbs on the EMTB while providing optimal relief, even on bikes without an engine. This means that the rider no longer has to take power-consuming protective positions, so all the energy is available for propulsion.

"Best of 2021" World of MTB

"The 60X Ergowave saddle from SQlab is actually an old acquaintance - but in the Infinergy version it is now "Made in Germany". The BASF Infinergy foam known from running shoes is used. The material is very robust and returns to its original state particularly quickly. The saddle is thus the beginning of a large-scale sustainability and innovation process at SQlab. Impressive."

World of MTB

The perfect fit for women and men 

It‘s not a secret anymore: a saddle must fit like a pair of shoes! Because if a saddle is too narrow, the pressure is applied in spots where it shouldn’t. In 2002 SQlab was the first saddle manufacturer to invent a system to measure the distance between the sit bones and calculate the optimal saddle width. All SQlab saddle models are now available in up to four different widths. This guarantees that the sit bones lie flat on the saddle. This is the only way to relieve the sensitive perineal area in men and the usually deeper positioned pubic arch in women. The new 6OX Infinergy®

ERGOWAVE® active „Made in Germany“ saddle comes in four different widths (13 / 14 / 15 / 16 cm) and therefore offers the optimal fit for men and women alike.

Back-friendly

The new active system has not only become lighter, but also much smoother. The lateral movement, which increases comfort and is easy on the intervertebral discs, was one of the functions that led to many test victories for SQlab saddles in recent years. The active-movement is even more adjustable in the new models, as the elastomers have become smaller and lighter. The shell consists of a new plastic/ fiber glass mix and enables the active function via the material flex. 

Pressure distribution according to medical aspects

The SQlab Step Saddle shape, which has been tried and tested for twenty years and improved again and again in detail, ensures pressure distribution according to medical aspects - away from the perineal area and towards the sit bones. The saddle nose, which is lower in level, ensures a better pressure distribution at the sit bones and at the ischial branches and therefore presses less strongly on the sensitive structures of the perineal area. For men and women alike. The dip in the middle of the saddle is sufficient to ensure
excellent blood and nerve supply.
Perfect hold on the E-MTB

The SQlab saddle shape with the raised seating surface is perfect for uphill riding anyway
and brings more power to the pedal even on straight routes.
Quality and comfort

The special feature is the foam of the saddle, which is no longer made of classic PU foam but of the
BASF Infinergy® material known from running shoes. This material is very robust, almost indestructible
and brings the comfort to a whole new level, especially in off-road use, due to the faster
recovery. The cover is not pulled over the entire surface of the saddle as in classic saddles. There are only
„tapes“ in the important places.
(BASF and Infinergy® are registered trademarks of BASF)

Regional

Even though the main production of SQlab saddles remains in Asia, the 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® active saddle „Made in Germany“ is the beginning of an exciting project that SQlab has been working on for many years. The advantages are not only clearly noticeable for the customer, but also for the environment. The access to the latest materials and manufacturing methods also enables SQlab, in cooperation with top experts in materials research and production, to improve the functions, durability and quality of the product. The local sourcing of SQlab „Made in Germany“ products means from an ecological point of view not only that the long transport route is eliminated, but also that production is extremely efficient and subject to strict German guidelines for harmful substances. Local production, quality assurance and longevity are decisive for the SQlab project.