SDG

  • The Good:

    Lightweight, & the one-piece chassis can be salvaged as basis for another shot at doing it right.

    The Bad:

    The most painful grip I've ridden in over 30yrs of MTB!

    Overall Review: The one-piece design has promise and saves weight vs. alloy collars: this version is a fail, but V2 could be a win SDG manages to turn up the damping and cushion factor by several orders of magnitude. These grips offer next to zero cushioning or shock adsorption. To make matters worse, SDG has a...

    Posted by BergMann on 1/13/2019 10:49 PM

  • The Good:

    Not as sensitive to clamp tightness as other posts. Lever is the lightest I have tried. Speed of the post action is controlled at the lever. Very reliable. Relatively easy to install. Great bargain.

    The Bad:

    The lever makes a faint squeaking sound. Post action is somewhat sticky, making it slightly difficult to hit my favorite spot at the 125 mm of travel.

    Overall Review: A good (not great) post because I have had better modulation with other posts I’ve tried.  However, I have to give it 4.5 stars because of price.  $249.99.

    Posted by yoondaman on 12/24/2018 10:50 AM

  • The Story What do you get when one of the most reputable MTB saddle companies with over 25 years of experience buys a $140 linear actuator? The dropper post you’ve all been waiting for, that’s what! SDG has been committed to making saddles for decades and after watching silently, we’ve deci...

    Posted by bturman on 5/22/2018 11:29 AM

  • The Good:

    Durable, Low Price, Sublime Graphics, Comfort

    The Bad:

    None to be had here

    Overall Review: SDG FLY-MTN Saddle · Rugged design with Kevlar sides · Peri-Canal from tip to tail · Cro-mo or Ti rails · 225g (cro-mo rails) · Can be had for about $50                 I have had several of the SDG Fly sad...

    Posted by Carraig042 on 2/27/2018 6:50 AM

  • The Good:

    Light, comfortable, non-chafing, many color options

    The Bad:

    a bit pricey

    Overall Review: I purchased this saddle because I had gone through about half a dozen WTB saddles and could not find one that was comfortable and didn't chafe while pedaling. Weight was not really a concern but this thing is light (I had the titanium version).  I like the saddle so much that when I sold my...

    Posted by conlysm on 7/5/2017 6:04 AM

  • The Good:

    Light, quality construction

    The Bad:

    kinda pricey, but good deals can be found online

    Overall Review: SDG's Ti Fly has titanium rails and thin padding to keep the weight to a minimum. I scored a good deal on one and put it on the dh bike where it works great.  It is small/thin enough to not be in the way when moving around yet it feels solid when you need it to give the bike a little input ...

    Posted by SaddleRags on 2/6/2014 4:42 PM

  • The Good:

    Weight. I'm no weight weenie but this thing is pretty light, for those that care. Comfort. Very comfortable saddle that I take on long rides. Titanium rails are actually pretty compliant, great for my hardtail. Padding is enough to make 20+ miles bearable.

    The Bad:

    None that I can spot.

    Overall Review: I have had this saddle on my hardtail for the past 5 years. It has stood up very well, still comfortable. I just started to develop a hole in the kevlar side a few months ago, which I consider a huge win for the number of miles this thing has. Wish I could find it for the cliamed $72.3...

    Posted by Max_Power on 7/10/2013 1:59 PM

  • The Good:

    Slim, not disturbing when going back over the rear wheel.

    The Bad:

    Price is high, and only fit to a narrow Pelvic area.

    Overall Review: After Few rides on this saddle i was surprised how comfy it is. I used lots of saddles in the past but this skinny saddle just perfect . Narrow enough so it notdisturbing and supporting enough so your private part won't hurt. To a summery a great saddle with a good Weight and support.

    Posted by Sparky.lab on 7/10/2013 9:20 AM

  • The Good:

    Looks cool, small size

    The Bad:

    Rails bend, not very comfortable

    Overall Review: SDG board room: 'I've got an idea! Let's get a factory in China to make all our saddles for like $2, spend a bit on marketing and then sell them for like $50 each, making a fortune from unsuspecting cyclists'. Sad. All I wanted was a moderately light, moderately comfortable, durable saddle th...

    Posted by ZMC888 on 3/30/2013 2:52 AM

  • The Good:

    Weight, durability

    The Bad:

    Confort for long rides

    Overall Review: When you are searching for your next seat you may not pay too much atention to the I-Beam options because you can't choose the seatpost and seat independently, but don't see that as a disadvantage. SDG making both the seat and post makes for a better integration and for a very light, yet stron...

    Posted by Hyperpower! on 11/18/2012 2:48 AM

  • The Good:

    light, tough, good shape

    The Bad:

    i-beam is less common

    Overall Review: The I beam should be more common in my opinion since it saves a bunch of weight and is super strong. The kevlar sides on the Bel-Air are tough and will keep it from getting thrashed when the bike meets the ground from time to time (aka crashes). The Bel-air has a shape that fits me well and so I...

    Posted by SaddleRags on 11/9/2012 9:14 AM

  • The Good:

    Light, looks cool, no rails to bend, grippy for wet conditions, slim design

    The Bad:

    Expensive, uncomfortable, have to buy an I-Beam seat post if you don't already have one

    Overall Review: This seat makes your bike look like a world cup race bike. I've had no issues with mine in the past year that i've been running it. The I-Beam is super rad and I think it looks good and functions better than a seat with rails. It's really easy to adjust. The only problem is that you have to go a...

    Posted by Jordan_Hunter on 9/13/2012 10:22 AM

  • The Good:

    price
    durability

    The Bad:

    rail popped out from a light crash
    not that comfortable
    bulky

    Overall Review: for the price it's a decent saddle but i don't really like it. i had a crash and hit a tree quite lightly at a fairly low speed and one of the rails popped out. trying to get it back in was really difficult and now the saddle is not quite perfect. also, i don't find it that comfortable which may...

    Posted by jay123 on 6/29/2012 11:44 AM

  • The Good:

    Featherweight construction with superior Durability
    Built in Body Flex
    Sleek Design with mininal padding
    Stylee color options USA Designed.

    The Bad:

    ..hmm.. Embroidery wears off

    Overall Review: Very comfortable for all day comfort when properly positioned and body is hardened . Equally, it can be uncomfortable if improperly placed or riding position is more slouched. This is definately a sit bones type of saddle, it a touchdown or fumble. Check and support your local bike shop for o...

    Posted by ColoradoDirt on 3/16/2010 10:50 PM