SQlab Updates its Made In Germany 6OX Infinergy Saddle

Jun 30, 2022
by SQlab  

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.

SQlab 6OX Infinergy Ergowave active 2.1
SQlab 6OX Infinergy Ergowave active 2.1

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.

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11 articles

  • 4 0
 I've been riding WTB saddles for years and just switched to an SQLab saddle. It is fantastic. I had to hunt for a reduced price, so happy I found one. Such a great saddle.
  • 2 0
 I ride an SQlab saddle and love it. The foam looks similar to Ultraboost as marketed by Adidas. That stuff makes for some seriously squishy shoes. I’d buy this, but already have one.
  • 2 0
 These saddle are absolutely amazing, so comfortable. I've done 10 hr epics on mine and no soreness. They are also very durable, I'm on year 4 with mine and it looks the same as when I bought it.
  • 2 0
 This computer nerd keeps misreading the name as SQLite...
  • 1 0
 when will they be available in the US?
  • 1 0
 They are available, now.
Best is to go to your LBS, because you need to know / measure your sit bone distance. With this info and sitting position you can determine the right size.
If you know your SQlab size, you can also purchase at sqlab-usa.com
  • 1 1
 I'm curious to know how this would handle getting wet.
  • 2 0
 Don’t get what you mean. It is a closed cell material that also a big, German sneaker manufacturer is using in his top of the line products. It doesn’t absorb water and is super easy to clean.

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