E-MTB specific VOLTURE saddle and Enduro/Trail/All-Mountain GRIFFON and TURNIX saddles launch at Eurobike 2017.
Mountain bike saddles need to be able to withstand rough environments and big impacts whilst still being lightweight for elite performance. Pressure mapping studies in the Bikefitting.com laboratory shows how different riders ride in different positions on a mountain bike saddle, regularly changing position across different terrains and gradients.
GRIFFON and TURNIX MTB saddles
Based on these results PRO has created MTB specific versions of its Griffon and Turnix saddles with broadened nose and mid-sections, high-grip covers, and increased padding, adding 2mm of thickness on the front of the saddle to 5mm on the rear.
The padding itself is made from a shock absorbing, waterproof and super lightweight Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate weighing 30% less than standard PU, which brings the overall weight down to 216g for the Griffon and 222g for the Turnix.
Completing the saddles are integrated accessory mounts allowing additional accessories such as race plates, fenders and cameras to be securely attached.
The PRO Griffon saddle has a flatter profile with a narrower tail section with a deeper side wall for less flexible riders who tend to move around more, whilst the PRO Turnix saddle has a contoured profile with a wider tail for more flexible riders moving less on the saddle.
Both saddles come in three widths; 132mm, 142mm, 152mm.
Volture E-MTB saddle
Studies with e-bike riders also revealed interested findings. Riders using e-bike motors generally spend less time getting out of the saddle to push hard through steep sections and because they are pushing less force through the pedals, they are putting more weight into their saddles. Therefore the Volture was conceived to offer more padding and greater comfort to E-MTB riders.
The Volture E-MTB saddle has additional padding for more comfort in the rear of the saddle, a wider nose design for additional stability and better handling, and a higher tail for better power transfer. The Volture also comes with a saddle accessory mount.
The saddle weighs 235g (142mm) version and comes in widths of 142mm and 152mm.