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News - Gifts for Mountainbiker

Published on 01.12.2022

Christmas gifts should be meaningful, have a personal touch and give pleasure to the gifted for a long time. Who wishes to make a gift to a passionate cyclist, could consider a saddle. If all the important criteria are taken into account and the saddle is selected to fit the area of use and individual sizes, the saddle becomes an individual, durable & comfortable gift that takes into account the ergonomics and gives pleasure again with every ride. 

What to consider when choosing a saddle?



Key factors in choosing the right saddle are the individual seat bone distance, the sitting position on the bike and the duration of the ride.

The individual saddle width can be determined from the sit bone distance and the respective sitting position. This guarantees that the sit bones rest fully on the saddle and relieve the perineal area. 

We have developed ergonomic saddle concepts based on anatomical aspects, which are adapted to the various areas of use.

The step saddle concept, for example, distributes the body weight to the sit bones according to medical principles.

The saddle nose is lower in level and relieves the sensitive areas of both men and women.

The differences in anatomy are covered by the different saddle widths. 


SQlab step saddle concept

The sit bone width can be determined at a SQlab dealer or comfortably at home with our measurement set, which can be ordered free of charge at our shop. 

SQlab Family & Friends Measurement Set

SQlab Dealer Locator


Mountainbike saddles



Our "Made in Germany" 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® model is something we are particularly proud of. The 6OX ERGOWAVE® models give perfect rear support, especially on the E-Bike, and provide comfort even on the steepest climbs.

 The 611 ERGOWAVE® models are the perfect companions for long uphills and trail descents on the Mountainbike. Various limited editions of the 611 ERGOWAVE® active, make your saddle a real eye-catcher. In addition, you can do good when buying a Wings for Life or DIMB saddle, as 10€ per sold saddle will be donated to a charitable foundation.


All SQlab MTB saddles

SQlab active - Technology


The SQlab active-technology allows the saddle to follow the pedaling movement, comfort increases, the spinal discs are mobilized and the pressure on the sit bones is minimized.
This increases comfort on the sit bones as well as relieving the pressure on the spinal discs.
"Made in Germany", the optimal saddle for long and steep climbs on the E-MTB, all-mountain and enduro bikes.

The padding material has been specially adapted to the requirements of MTB and has more cushioning in rough terrain. 

Tight cushioning and efficient power transfer to the pedal through raised rear.

Mountainbike grips


Give safety on Christmas.

Our grips are characterized primarily by their ergonomic design and impress with grip safety, which is provided by different sizes, suitable for the hand. As with the saddles, the right size is crucial.

The SQlab grips are available in up to three sizes.


SQlab grip size measurement

Grip ergonomics for the long distance! Perfect fit, cushioning and comfort for the Mountainbike.

Grip ergonomics for racers. As light and ergonomic as no other race grip and part of our Performance Line. It shows how ergonomics can win races.

The perfect grip ergonomics for advanced riders. The Gravity and Downhill grip provides maximum control and grip in rough terrain, even in wet and muddy conditions.




        The slightly angular shape on the front and bottom allow the                grip to be held loosely while keeping everything under control.         The ERGOBAR distinguishes all our grips.

                                   see our grip ergonomics


Mountainbike handlebars


Our handlebars are designed for a protective, ergonomic & optimal riding dynamic posture on the bike. Whether Racefully, Hardtail, All-Mountain or Enduro, we offer the right handlebar for every bike.

But what parameters are to be considered?

All SQlab MTB handlebars 


Our handlebars meet the DIN standard, and much more, of course. With our MTB handlebars 3OX and 311 FL-X we were, together with Syntace, the only manufacturers who have survived the big BIKE magazine break test (4/2019) without damage. 

See the SQlab ergonomics

What type of handlebar do I need?

> 12 ° Backsweep for a more upright sitting position on the All Mountain and Enduro.

> 16 ° Backsweep for a stretched sitting position on the Hardtail or Racefully. 




16° Backsweep
12° Backsweep

Developed with regard to flex behavior. Fast, sporty, light and agile and thus our handlebar of choice for the Marathon & MTB Race. In 12 ° & 16° Backsweep available.

16° Backsweep ensure a straight transition from the forearm to the hand. The 5° upsweep bring the elbows into an optimal position for driving dynamics.

The backsweep ensures a straight transition from the forearm to the hand at short reach and protects the wrist from extreme loads on downhill. Available in 12° & 16° Backsweep and as a carbon version.


For keeping warm on the Mountainbike



With clothing that is well designed and optimized for cycling, you can give a lot of joy at Christmas. Bicycle clothing should not only look good, but also be functional. 

Especially in winter, a good fitting pants, jersey or gloves is worth a lot.

For our gloves we have specially developed a size concept that also takes into account the hand width.



SQlab glove size determination

SQlab size chart

What should you look for when buying bike shorts?

The heart of a pair of cycling shorts is the padding.
A soft pad has little or no effect on sitting comfort, as the sit bones either "sit through" or sink in and deeper-lying, as well as sensitive tissue such as muscle and tendon insertions are irritated. 

The pants pad SQ-Pad10, which is sewn into our MTB pants, has a thin layer of orthopedic TPE gel.  

The slight but constant movement of the pelvis on the saddle, caused by the pedaling motion often provides painful shear forces on the bone lining. The TPE gel can absorb and compensate these shear forces.

The SQ-Pad10 is only a maximum of 8 mm thick and initially feels exceptionally firm and high quality.

It retains its shape over medium and long distances and is not, like many high, soft pads, uncomfortably pushed inward during the pedaling motion. The SQ-Short ONE10 & ONE11 provide the perfect comfort for those who don't feel like being diapered.


SQlab product concepts pads

for over

"One-for-everything" The cycling optimized cut, convinces not only on bike tours of any kind and on the Mountainbike, but also for all other sports or in everyday life.

The V-shape in combination with the flexible stretch ensures a good fit with and without protectors. The welded seams at the cuffs and hem provide additional wearing comfort. 

The glove for any weather, with integrated rain cover. For optimal fit provides the size concept.

for under

Tight SQ-pad that absorbs shear forces and keeps its shape. A removable protector Protests in case of crashes.

Underpants for an upright sitting position. Invisible and perfect for underneath. Available for men & women.

The socks are made of merino wool, which is the favorite material of sports and outdoor enthusiasts. The natural fiber is soft, breathable, warms in winter and cools in summer.


Little things for more comfort on the Mountainbike



Pedals, INNERBARENDS® or insoles
With the change of a small part on the bike, you can make a big, positive change. Perfect for that little something for Christmas.

The perfect solution for relieving the strain on muscle groups in the arms, shoulders and back by changing the position of the arms on the bike, especially on long distances. 

The slightly concave and outwardly rotated pedal surface allows an ergonomic stand on the pedal and at the same time creates tremendous grip.

Based on foot type determination & the specific requirement of cycling. Insoles in 3 shapes that support the weak points of the foot.