SQlab Launches Limited Edition Jeff 'Wardy' Ward Saddles Designed by Troy Lee

Apr 20, 2023
by SQlab  
612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

Press Release: SQlab

Jeff 'Wardy' Ward is a British-American, former professional motocross racer, car racer and off-road racer. He won the AMA Motocross Championship five times, the AMA Supercross Championship twice and the Motocross of Nations seven times. In MX, he was and is an icon. Meanwhile, he is also an avid cyclist, and profits from his experience in professional powersports a lot, when riding. He is racing XC and has been using SQlab saddles for six years, now.

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs
612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

Toby, founder of SQlab, had been racing MX as well, and has always been a huge Wardy fanboy. So it was logic, that the idea of a common design project and special edition saddle would pop up some time. But who to do the design? Troy Lee is an old friend of Wardy, so he joined forces.

The result is a limited edition SQlab 612 Ergowave active 2.1 saddle designed by Troy, for Wardy.

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs
612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

Yes, the "612" model line is SQlab's road specific one, but very popular with XC racers as well, due to its super slim outline. Especially the comfort-enhancing active 2.1 version makes it a great fit for performance-oriented mountain bike riders.

The "612 ERGOWAVE® active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs" will be available from Friday.

Best is to ask your favorite local bike shop to order one for you, before they are gone (and measure your sit bone distance, to determine the perfect size, because all SQlab saddles come in different sizes, here: 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16cm sit bone distances are covered).

More information is available on:
US / North America and
EU / Rest of World

Pricing: USD 169.99 // EUR 149.95 // GBP 134.99

If you are at Sea Otter Classic and want to meet and greet Wardy in person, please stop by at the SQlab booth on Saturday 11:30 am.

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs

612 ERGOWAVE active 2.1 ltd. Wardy Special by Troy Lee Designs


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28 Comments
  • 15 0
 Being one with zero historical knowledge about this stuff, how design relate to this particular rider? Was this his signature line and color pattern, are these waves meant to resemble an MX track? I trust it was super well thought out but it would be nice if these considerations were explained to some of us here on a bicycle website who may know little about MX history.
  • 5 0
 Good question
  • 15 0
 TBH, it is a 100% brainchild of Wardy & Troy,
we didn't interfere at all, just let them do whatever they liked, doesn't matter if pattern, colors, ...

If you are at Sea Otter, take the chance to talk to Wardy on Saturday 11:30 at the SQlab booth, ...
or ask our product mastermind Mitch, who did that project with them. He will be at the booth all days (he is the tatooed guy with the big beard).
  • 4 0
 Having seen him race motocross as a rookie on a 125cc bike, knowing of his very small part in On Any Sunday and knowing his career, he has a short list of teams. I remember him most as a Kawasaki rider. But his last championship came in AMA Supermoto, when he was on Honda. It's Honda colors, but if I remember correctly, his custom helmets were understated with clean lines and 3 or 4 colors. Way before pinstripes, flames, busy designs. Likely a through back type of design to one of his first helmets.
  • 2 0
 @SQlab: is there shipping to Australia/New Zealand?
  • 2 0
 @jakeguthrie: Sorry for the slow response, Jake.
Our parent company, Boards & More, does have a subsidiary in AUS,
you can find the contact Info here: www.sq-lab.com/en/service/distributors-intl
Would ask you to drop them a line,
Thank you.
  • 8 0
 I still have Jeff Ward's Oakley goggles that he put in my hand after the Washougal 500cc parade lap. I fought off some big kids for those goggles. Sure wish I was at the Sea Beaver to get them signed. I'm an OG Wardy Fanboy. Don't tell RJ! LOL.
  • 8 0
 In all the pics he's riding a Kawi, but this saddle looks like you found it in the Honda HRC pits in 1989.
  • 2 0
 Being a Mx fan whenever i see wardy referred to as British-American i always think theres another that got their info from wikipedia because its about the only place he's referred to as such. Like the saddle just looks bit wide in pics
  • 3 0
 Text says available in five sizes, 12 to 16cm width, no idea which size is pictured.
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same thing. I was a big Team Honda kid in the 80s so Wardy was the enemy. But this is the first time I've ever seen him referred to as a "British-American," He was on the US MXDN teams as well???
  • 1 0
 I had the pleasure of working with Jeff Ward's long time mechanic, the equally legendary Mike McAndrews. My last name is Ward also, and he would always call me Wardy. I feel like I need this saddle.
  • 4 0
 Vintage.
  • 1 0
 Check out Retrotroyleedesignscollector on Instagram for pics of those helmets in the paint booth at TLD waaay back in the day
  • 1 0
 Awesome! When I first got on an MX bike as a child in '85 The Flying Freckle was the man. He was also very fast on a Supermotard bike, among other things.
  • 1 0
 It is insane that guys used to race moto with open face helmets.

Also, never knew Ward was "British-American", I was following motocross from before he was racing.
  • 3 0
 I think they used to say he was or was part Scotish. Think he had a Scotish flag on his Indy Car at some point. He was born in Scotland. As for the open face, when my Dad raced, the only full face helmets were street helmets. Our local track was basically a rock quarry, some raced in those helmets at that track only, but with no visor or vents, they would fog up or be completely covered in mud. I saw many bloody faces as a kid at the track.
  • 1 0
 @oldschool43: Yep...I rode moto from age 5, way before mountain bikes were a thing. I never had a full face helmet, but then I wasn't going that fast...
  • 1 0
 The face shield things that clipped to goggles were better at roost protection than the full face helmets of the 80s. Covered your nose and cheeks perfectly, that’s important when you’re racing against 500 two strokes that always spin the wheel/throw tons of roost. But the face fender setup sucked in a crash!
  • 1 0
 Where can I find that kind of pseudo full face helmet? Good ventilation, light weight, where could it go wrong?
  • 1 1
 If I get one does this mean I get to put a playing card in my spokes with a clothespin hangar too?
  • 2 1
 How boring, it's missing a handle!
  • 1 0
 Jeff Ward was my hero as a kid. Unbelievable competitor.
  • 1 0
 TLD is french owned now and the dismantle shows.
  • 5 8
 red, white and blue never look good together.
  • 11 6
 Move to Canada then
  • 3 4
 But you enjoy the bounty and reap the fruits of it's labor ; without RW&B you wouldn't exist.
  • 3 0
 @Frank191: Why? They dont have this saddle there?







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