Review: SDG Circuit Mountain Ti-alloy saddle

Saddle choice is highly subjective and personal making it tough to give a verdict. On a bicycle you can make changes and adjustments to get it to your liking, but a saddle either works or it doesn't.
Sporting a long feature list, the SDG Circuit Mountain is at the cutting edge of saddle design and manufacturing.


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On the Trail


I have always been a fan of low profile saddles with a wider dropped nose, minimal (but some) padding. The surface must be durable and easy to keep clean but not slippery. The SDG Circuit meets my requirements perfectly.

The wider, dropped nose of the Circuit serves two purposes. First, the width reduces the pressure point out front . Second, the slight drop makes sitting on the tip of the saddle a little more forgiving - especially when moving forward on technical climbs to help keep the front wheel down.

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Even with it's low profile and lightweight build, the Circuit is very comfortable with the pressure-relieving channel on top and the base cutaway underneath. Hanging out behind the saddle is made easy by the flat and rounded rear.

The synthetic cover with kevlar side panels shows little sign of wear after several months of use. It also helps to keep the saddle clean and looking sharp.

Conclusion


Most riders tend to stick to a particular saddle once they find something that works. But if you like a low profile race saddle, the SDG Circuit is worth breaking from tradition and trying out.


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I've tried many saddles of this nature and the SDG Circuit has proven to be the most comfortable on longer rides. Throw in the huge selection of candy colours to match your bike and you have a winner here.

Specifications

  • Under Cut Base // Cut-Out - Base cut out reduces pressure and softens the ride
  • Base Bridge - Bridge design for maximum stiffness and ultimate power transfer
  • Weight: 220g (Carbon rail model weighs 165g)
  • Dimensions: 280mm x 135mm
  • Optimal Rideable Area (ORA) : (90 - 130): Small - Medium
  • Disciplines: Mtn (XC, Trail, Enduro) & CX
  • Black Microfiber Top w/ Black Kevlar Sides, *Black Embossed graphics*or Yellow, Lime, Cyan, & Orange Embossed Graphics
  • RRP: R1,440





4 Comments

J∆kk∆ls, Apr 21 2015 08:16

Very nice, I'd like one in orange please!

ChigginLeg, Apr 21 2015 08:42

Where do you get these in SA - had a BelAir which was the bomb.

Bibi, Apr 21 2015 08:51

A-Line.co.za

 

Call Phia

Headshot, Apr 21 2015 11:31

SDG make brilliant saddles but that price is just insane - another bike industry rip off. I'll stick to my lightish, wide nosed cromo railed Spesh Phenom Gel I picked up on sale for R250.