Press Release: SQ Lab
The Made in Germany version of the 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® active saddle had already been announced in December 2020, but hit the market with a delay and since then received improvements resulting in the final 2.1 version, available in four different widths (13, 14, 15, 16 cm). The 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® retails for $219.99, £175.99, or €199.95.
The special thing about the new 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® active is the foam of the saddle, which is no longer made of classic PU foam, but of the BASF Infinergy® material known from running shoes.
This material is very robust and brings comfort to a whole new level, especially in off-road conditions, due to its quick rebound.
The lateral movement, which increases comfort and is easy on the intervertebral discs, was one of the functions that led to many test victories for SQlab saddles in recent years. The active movement is even more adjustable in the new models, as the elastomers have become smaller and lighter (3 elastomers in different densities – soft, medium, hard – are included with each saddle).
The shell consists of a new plastic/fiberglass mix and enables the active function via the material flex. More info about the fitting process is detailed on the SQ Lab website
There is no cover that is pulled over the entire top of the saddle, like classic saddle constructions. There are only "taped" pieces in the most important areas and are automatically thermo-moulded to the Infinergy® foam without any glue. This production technology was developed by well-known automotive supplier Oechsler in Ansbach/Germany, for a large, German sports goods manufacturer a few years ago. SQlab and Oechsler then jointly optimized this process for saddles.
Even though the main production of SQlab saddles remains in Taiwan, the 6OX Infinergy® ERGOWAVE® active saddle „Made in Germany“ is the beginning of an exciting project that SQlab has been working on for many years. The access to the latest materials and manufacturing methods also enables SQlab, in cooperation with top experts in materials research and production, to improve the functions, durability and quality of the product.
The local sourcing of SQlab „Made in Germany“ products means from an ecological point of view not only that the long transport route is eliminated, but also that production is extremely efficient and subject to strict German guidelines. Local production, quality assurance and longevity are decisive for the SQlab project.