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-Rise which 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.
Available in multiple covering options, depending on the specific discipline –
Seamless 2.0’s to Microfiber and Kevlar protected sides, these decade proven
designs are the ultimate tool for a wide variety of cyclists
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 280g
DIMENSIONS: 270mm x 140mm
OPTIMAL RIDEABLE AREA (ORA) : (90-130): Small - Medium
Rated 4 out of 5 by RichB Comfortable despite its narrow looks
I've had two of these now, the standard Cromoly railed version which I wrote off in a crash and the Ti railed version I got to replace it as the original was so comfortable.
Not had any issues with bent rails despite being ~20st when I got the first one, and ~16st now. They've been hammered around Sherwood, Gisburn and Cannock, plus ~3,500 miles of general XC, commuting and so on. I guess the reviewer below was just unlucky.
The Ti railed version is a bit more forgiving on long rides than the steel railed one.
I'll likely go for another of these when I kill the one I've got.
19 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous ti sdg
mint saddle the best ever the gye above is full of s##t and must be aroud a ton to bend one off these
26 September 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Bent rails on the trails
I have had the non-T1 version of this saddle for about a year, but the rails bent - Forest of Dean downhill, not that high impact. So i upgraded to the Ti verion some months back. Surrey Hills trails, a few jumps, again not that high impact. Rails bent again. It's a pity, as I rate this saddle for comfort and low-maintenance, but I'll have to find something a bit more robust.
07 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous OTTIMA
Ottima sella per all-mountain.
13 May 2012
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