£180 The top Ital­ian bike bag brand move into the en­durance sad­dle arena with their de­but Elan

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Scicon are best known for their top-end bike bags, but here’s their de­but rac­ing sad­dle that’s tar­geted at en­durance ath­letes.

The goal for the Ital­ian brand at the con­cep­tion stage was to pro­duce a sad­dle that merges per­for­mance and com­fort in both an ag­gres­sive race po­si­tion and a more re­laxed cy­cling style.

The re­sult is an er­gonomic perch built on car­bon fi­bre rails, and boast­ing a drainage chan­nel/cen­tral cutout and short nose de­sign to re­move pres­sure from the soft tis­sue area and pro­mote hip ro­ta­tion. It mea­sures 148mm by 248mm, weighs 199g and Scicon pitch it as one-size-fits-all. It comes in a stand­alone ver­sion for £180 and a spe­cial edi­tion pack­age (£219), com­plete with sad­dle bag kit, in­clud­ing in­ner tube, patch kit, tyre levers and adapter for a C02 car­tridge. We’ll be see­ing how it fares when com­pared to the en­durance big hit­ters of ISM, Fizik and co. next is­sue, out on 29 Novem­ber. uk.sci­con­

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