SDG is at it again with another great looking product made just for your butt. Yep, you heard it correctly, SDG has just released the all-new Radar saddle that we have all been anticipating. No more waiting and staring at all those Pinkbike photos from the past year. Luckily we were able to snag one of the SDG Radar Saddle at last year’s Sea Otter Classic event to get some testing done on it.
What sets the Radar apart from other saddles on the market? Good question and the first noticeable feature is the tail. Primarily this shape is seen on downhill bikes to help prevent tire buzz on bottom outs. You might be thinking, why would a normal trail bike need this? That is also a good question because for many years, normal trail bikes haven’t really had that issue aside from a few but as trends keep evolving, the seat tube height on bikes is getting shorter and shorter plus the fact that Dropper Seat Posts are getting longer (170+) we see this becoming an issue for riders. So why not eliminate the issue before it is an issue. But like we mentioned earlier, there are some bikes out there that already have this issue.
The saddle is also intended to be used on any bike as it is a mixture of their DH saddle and trail saddle. You will see a sleek DH design with the comfort and padding of a trail saddle since most of us spend a lot of time in the saddle pedaling to the top of the mountain instead of taking a lift up to cruise down. The SDG Radar will also feature a wider rail positioning in the rear to increase strength and stability.
As one of the lead saddle manufacturers in the mountain bike world, SDG did not let us down with the Radar saddle. After months of abuse and being passed around the shop like the black plague, the Radar is still holding up just as nice as they day SDG gave it to us.
The Radar Saddle will also be available in an assortment of different colors to match any riders bike setup and color scheme. Check out this sweet animation below!
It is hard to really review a saddle because everyone has a different butt, different sit-bone measurements, different preferences in cushion, etc. However, having ridden on multiple saddles from WTB, Ergon, Deity, Fizik, and other models from SDG, the Radar Saddle ranks among the best. So if you are in the market for a new saddle, keep this on your radar…couldn’t resist the pun : )
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