Scicon is to launch a new racing saddle Elan, featuring an innovative Power Ergo Design.
Together with ASG Bike Science’s professional sport science and biomechanics team, and Luca E. Girardi, an independent industry consultant, the Scicon team developed a product for cyclists who need a lightweight saddle with no compromise on ride comfort.
Girardi said: “With over 20 years of experience in developing cycling saddles and collaborating with engineers and medical advisors from Universities in search of the perfect saddle shape, I felt a new approach was required to develop a saddle that improves performance and guarantees complete ride comfort.
“In an industry first, we carried out research in the field together with sports scientists and bike fitting experts, creating multiple real life scenarios with amateurs and professional cyclists across different cycling disciplines to get direct insight into body ergonomics, with the goal to create a saddle that is ride proven and that really makes a difference.
“This new approach led to the development of the innovative Power Ergo Design feature and Compression Control – an intuitive system to verify the saddle’s ergonomic advantages.”
Niklas Quetri, ASG Bike Science head scientist, said: “The Scicon Elan saddle was originally developed to reduce pressure on the body on longer rides in a more aggressive or aerodynamic position on a road bike, while providing ride comfort in a more relaxed position.
“Riding position up steep climbs on a mountain bike is similar to a forward leaning riding position on a road bike, maintaining pressure and traction on the front wheel.
“Our short nose saddle design allows for hip rotation, making it the perfect saddle for both riding disciplines, road and mountain bike.”
Claudio Fantin, marketing strategist of the ASG group, added: “Combine the innovative approach of Luca E. Girardi with field research from ASG Bike Science and an industry-leading brand with heritage and you create a formidable team looking to maximise the performance of bicycle components.”