At e-bikeshop, we understand saddles can be a pain in the a*se! That's why we have Selle Royal Scientia custom fit measuring tools in house to tailor fit a saddle to YOU - the rider.
The nine models in the new Selle Royal Scientia saddle range are created by combining two main rider characteristics: their riding position and their “Ischial variation” – the measurement between their ‘sit bones’. This service is offered in store FOC with the saddle purchase.
Selle Royal, along with researchers from the Sport University of Cologne, the largest sports university in Europe, have undertaken extensive research – having applied scientic theory, data collection and testing methods – to understand the fundamental design characteristics essential to optimising well-being and overall cycling performance.
This research is coupled with Selle Royal’s own market-leading understanding of saddle design and technology to create Scientia, a full spectrum of nine saddles with prole styles and dimensions that correspond to different riders, delivering optimum comfort and increased performance for all.
The research we have done at Selle Royal over the years gives us a great insight into cyclists’ requirements from a saddle, but the detailed scientic data collection, analysis and interpretation by the team at Sport University of Cologne gives us a fantastic base of empirical evidence on which to apply our designs
says Roberto Bucci, project leader and brand manager at Selle Royal. Using hundreds of volunteers, the university’s researchers developed rigorous methods for quantifying the classic considerations of saddle design: gender differences, saddle shape, and the role played by ischial distance.
Afterward, a list of recommendations were published and passed on to a team of designers tasked with combining these proven fundamentals with designs for a new range of saddles. “It was a challenge put on the table following years of ergonomics experience, but as a humble brand we decided to test our products and our beliefs using cutting edge technologies and scientic research together with the university of Cologne; the conclusion was that we scientically reinforced our beliefs,” added Roberto Bucci.
All nine saddles in the Scientia range share a series of special features which give support and comfort just where each rider needs them.
BODY CONTOUR – A radius-specic design to provide optimum comfort for differing spine angles. The more inclined the Riding Position, the smaller the edge-radius.
REAR PLATEAU – An elevated rear section to prevent backward sliding and decrease pressure in the saddle middle which can cause discomfort.
CENTRAL RESERVOIR – Indentation in the saddle middle whose shape and dimensions have been studied to correspond to ischial variations for greater comfort.
3D SKIN GEL – Royalgel™ is placed intelligently at critical points of contact on the saddle surface for added shock absorption, while reducing overall saddle weight. C
URVA SUSPENSION – The unique curved suspension design is attached at the rear of the base to offer exclusive comfort by avoiding pressure on the seat bone contact points and guaranteeing additional lateral exibility.