- Ergon SM Pro vs SQ Labs 611 Ergowave
Any got/used/tried either of these 2 saddles?
I have struggled with saddles due to senstive area and a previous injury so always interested in the ergonomic side of saddles.
I have had my eye on the Ergon since it was announced and it gets a really good review on singletrack:
However the SQ Labs has caught my eye and I have read that a few people prefer it over the Ergon. I am not completely sold on its looks/shape but read good reviews/opinions.
Or shoudl I stick with my original choice and get the Ergon?Posted 2 months agoFat-boy-fatSubscriber
I’ve got the SQ labs, which replaced an Ergon SMC3-L. Not quite the same Ergon you are looking at but mebbes close enough. In terms of comfort, I found the two saddles pretty similar to be honest. The big difference was in build quality. The Erhon wore through at the nose very quickly (hence why I replaced it) but the SQ labs is wearing much better.Posted 2 months ago
So first ride out. Just a small 5mile ride through the forest.
Initial feelings were it was narrow. As my sit bones are near the top of the small/medium size I did feel they were quite close to the edges. But saying that I have been riding a WTB pure which is 148mm compared to this 138mm Ergon.
Saying that the smaller size allowed full freedom of movement with zero feeling of any chaffing and the cut out and middle channel relieved any pressure.
It’s quite firm, but it’s brand new and I am wearing rather knackered padded Endura shorts where the padding has worn so thin they really don’t do much!
The wider version is 154mm I think which is even wider than the Pure so probably too wide!
Longer ride out tomorrow so will feedback again as it might help any potential buyers!Posted 2 months ago
So, the saddle arrived today. Quickly put it on and went for a small spin after work (think it was only about 7 miles). First impressions are good, seems firm and supportive and does seem to fit my @ss quite well. Think I’ll have to tweek the angle a bit more to get it totally right for myself. Going to wait until the weekend and do a decent mileage on it, ill report back thenPosted 2 months ago
Went round Newcastleton yesterday, (about 14 miles, not long). Saddle felt good, only thing that niggled was just at my sit-bones (left one mainly which is the side affected by sciatica), im putting this down to getting used to the different seating style as the rest of my @ss was fine. I didnt have any padded shorts on as i wanted to really test the saddle out. There was times i totally forgot about the saddle, think i just need a few more miles in to get used to it. Like treksuperfly i might be having a mass saddle sale soon to get rid of rejectsPosted 2 months agotreksuperflyMember
First ride on the 611 went well , it was a 5 hr race so a good test but a bit silly for a first ride …. but not a single ache or sleepy little fella and no hot spots . I did have to stop to slide it a bit further forward on the rails and it was a little odd at first in the way it cups your sit bones but other than that it just melted away and left me to batter myself for the race .Posted 2 months ago
So it a big thumbs up and is staying so let the saddle sale commence
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