The Bel-Air saddles are the modern classics - providing ultimate comfort, support and control. The Original uses a resilient Polypropylene base that allows extra flex on the edges through each pedal stroke and incorporates a Base Bridge for stiffness and ideal power transfer. The 2.0 possess the same overall technology with a Nylon base and the super light (SL) I-Beam use a Nylon Glass Fiber in a Solid Beam design, with a Honeycomb structured core for the lightest strength to weight connection possible.
The Bel-Air uses a Mid-Density PU foam, while both the SL and 2.0 adopt the lightest EVA Foam available and all are strategically designed with a Rear-Risewhich helps rotate the pelvis forward and can provide extra support for one who likes to use the saddle's Optimal Rideable Area (ORA). The Bel-Air and the SL incorporate a 3/4 Cut design for perennial relief and the 2.0 uses the Peri-Canal – a full length channel to eliminate pressures to the soft-tissue. The entire Bel-Air series features a Nose Platform, providing greater surface area control and power transfer, while also designed with a Down Curved Nose for moving forward on saddle on seated climbs or in an aggressive forward riding position.
NOSE PLATFORM - Nose platform allows greater surface area for more control and power transfer
REAR RISE - Rear rise rotates pelvis forward for added support
I-BEAM - Patented SDG Monorail Technology, Honeycomb Structure reduces weight, Micro fine-tuning for precision fit, Ultimate strength to weight ratio
WEIGHT(s): Ti-Alloy 225g
DIMENSIONS: 270mm x 140mm
OPTIMAL RIDEABLE AREA (ORA) : (90-130): Small - Medium
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yell0wSheep As good as the classic SDG Bel Air RL
Out of the packaging the saddle looks a lot slimmer than the SDG Bel Air RL on my mtb.
Overall comfort is great, despite skinny padding appearance.
Really like the 2.0, feels a bit narrower but doesn't affect comfort - makes it a lot easier when getting out of the saddle then returning back to a seated riding position. Using this on a Sirrus carbon for road/commuting type cycling.
The SDG Bel Air RL on my mtb looks a bit shabby after 8 years of use, see how this one lasts.
11 September 2014