SDG BEL-AIR V3 MTB Saddle

SDG has just released the new version of the BEL-AIR MTB Saddle and it looks absolutely fantastic and comfy all the same. The new colourways also look great especially the Jet fuel themed option. Heres what SDG have to say about the saddle:

“Chances are if you’ve ridden a mountain bike in the past 25 years, you’ve probably perched yourself on top of an SDG saddle. Even more likely, that saddle has been a Bel-Air model or one of its offspring.”

Photo: Dan Locks

For 2020, SDG’s Bel-Air V3 will continue in the tradition of the iconic shape, with a slight rear rise profile, on a proven 140mm platform. The saddle also takes advantage of new materials and manufacturing techniques to further enhance the performance, overall aesthetics and most importantly, bringing the time tested comfort tradition along for the ride.

Photo: Dan Locks

Photo: Dan Locks

So what’s new?

“SDG aimed to incorporate the same overall top profile and optimal riding area for the widest range of riders and a wide range of disciplines. As seat tube angles have evolved, so have saddles and the Bel-Air V3 is designed with modern bikes in mind. The new saddle moves to a shorter, padded nose and a reduced overall length (260mm) to match current bike trends. The shoulders of the V3 are also trimmed up, providing a sleeker overall appearance, without compromising comfort.

– Enhanced Comfort Features:

The SDG Bel-Air V3 keeps a slight rear rise and lowered profile design. This helps rotate the pelvis forward and provide extra support, comfort and power from a seated position. The Hidden Undercut Relief has also been added. It is a strategically placed cutout throughout the bottom of the saddle, relieving perennial pressure in a way its predecessor did not.

With the enhanced base, SDG integrated their reverse Free Float Rail Inserts to allow for more forgiving wings. To maximize power transfer and improve longevity, SDG constructed the new Bel-Air V3 with a long glass fibre reinforced Nylon material, with a new Base Bridge, providing unparalleled strength and stiffness where needed.

Sitting above the cutout is the newest type of EVA Foam technology available – the original Bel-Air uses standard PU.

This Injection Molded EVA offers optimal density, saves precious grams and extends all-day comfort. Unlike mass-produced EVA foam, which is stamped off flat sheets and glued onto saddle bases, SDG’s new injection process allows for a lower profile saddle that still offers support and comfort while also increasing the saddle’s lifespan.”

What are the options and prices?

Matte UD Finish Carbon Rail: $189.99/€189.99 (181g)

Matte Black Lux-Alloy Rails: $89.99/€89.99 (236g)

Fuel Model: Lux-Alloy Rails with iridescent dipped and coated treatment with custom painted base and printed graphics – $109.99/€109.99

Black Steel Rails: $59.99/€59.99 (318g)

Overall Dimensions:
260mm x 140mm

Colours:
Black, Fuel, Neon Green, Tan, Turquoise, Purple, Orange, Red

Photo: Dan Locks

The new BEL-AIR V3 looks great, doesn’t it? What are your thoughts? let us know in the comments below

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