SDG’s iconic Bel-Air saddle gets fresh new features for 2020, a saddle 25 years in the making!
Want to feel old? Well, did you know that the first SDG Bel-Air saddle was released back in 1995! Yup crazy but what’s even crazier is that the Bel Air remains a popular saddle in the SDG family and that today a version 3.0 has been announced.
The new Bel Air 3.0 shares the same iconic shape with the original Bel Air with a few changes to bring it up to date, both in design and the features that help to keep it a comfortable place to perch all day. There are also a whole heap of new colours to choose so you can ensure you match or clash with your colour scheme.
For the 3.0 SDG has added a Hidden Undercut Relief, a hole in the base of the saddle that helps to relieve pressure on the perineum region, it’s a design a feature taken from other SDG saddles in the range and is proven to work.
The base of the 3.0 is manufactured from glass fibre allowing extra flex on the edges for mobility while a still centre channel for optimised power transfer. In use, this ensures the base of the saddle doesn’t bow while peddling while the sides do flex for comfort.
An interesting update is to the rails. Now using a free-floating rail insert to help with that flex above, the rails are now made of a new Lux Alloy which is new for 2020 and a claimed 15% stronger than Ti-Alloy rails, while also being more affordable.
Other neat features include an injection moulded EVA foam, replacing the PU foam from the Bel Air 2.0 and Sonic Welded Protective Edges, a replacement to the original saddles Kevlar and Cordura protection
The Bel Air 3.0 will be available at 4 price points starting from £54.95 and in a whole bunch of colours and designs.
- Matte UD Finish Carbon Rail – £179.95 (181g)
- Matte Black Lux-Alloy Rails – £79.95 (236g)
- Fuel Model with Lux-Alloy rails with custom graphic – £99.95
- Black Steel Rails £54.95 (318g)
For more details head over to the Silverfish website and check out all the cool colours and designs.