Presenting the new SCICON ELAN Saddle, redefining what SCICON is known for globally. In an ongoing cycle to continuously challenge the norm, the team behind the brand lifts SCICON to new heights with its new racing saddle.
Designed for Road and MTB, the ELAN is slightly shorter and wider than the average racing saddle, with a short-nose, an innovative Power Ergo Design wider seat area, and a lightly waved seat profile. Minimising the seating surface, combined with a short nose design and central cut out to remove pressure from soft tissue, the ELAN saddle allows for sufficient hip rotation as well as increased blood flow to improve ride comfort in all riding positions for long days in the saddle. The result? A 10% increase in muscular efficiency.
The carbon fiber reinforced polymer shell built onto two unidirectional braided carbon fiber rails, combined with the Power Ergo Design for a comfortable yet high performance ride, weighs in at just 199 grams in a one size fits all saddle measuring 148mm by 248mm.
SCICON forms part of the rapidly growing ASG Group, a global player in the sporting goods industry, giving the SCICON team access to knowledge from other divisions in the group. Together with the professional sport science and biomechanics team at ASG Bike Science, the Group’s professional bike fitting service, and Luca E. Girardi, an independent industry consultant who carries a wealth of history in saddle making, the SCICON® team developed a product for cyclists who need a lightweight saddle with no compromise on ride comfort.
Niklas Quetri, ASG Bike Science head scientist, explains more about the science behind the saddle. “The SCICON® ELAN saddle was originally developed to reduce pressure on the body on longer rides in a more aggressive or aerodynamic position on a road bike, while providing ride comfort in a more relaxed position. Riding position up steep climbs on a mountain bike is similar to a forward leaning riding position on a road bike, maintaining pressure and traction on the front wheel. Our short nose saddle design allows for hip rotation, making it the perfect saddle for both riding disciplines, road and mountain bike.”
Another feature of the ground-breaking ELAN saddle is the incorporated Compression Control system, allowing the rider to check the compression level of the saddle’s padding, something which when reduced over time, impacts the saddle’s ergonomic advantages.
To commemorate the launch of the SCICON ELAN saddle, a special edition package will be available exclusively online on www.sciconbags.com. The limited edition will be numbered and contain a specially designed Elan 210 saddle bag kit with inner tube, patch kit, tyre levers, adapter for CO2 cartridge and owners card.
Find out more information on the SCICON ELAN Saddle over on our website, at www.sciconbags.com/elan-saddle/