Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle (Carbon Rails)
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The Undercover Stratum attains plushness that’s remarkable for any saddle, absolutely unprecedented for one weighing only 150g. Utilizing a saddle base structure that integrates active suspension functions with a cushioning system methodically sculpted to complement natural anatomical movements, the Undercover Stratum achieves extraordinary plushness and comfort in half the bulk.
An updated version of Tioga`s Spyder Saddle featuring a top layer of Bio-X Ergo Foam that covers the traditional Spyder`s shock absorbing web like structure. Flexible web structure conforms to you when seated, flexes when soaking up energy from bumps, and remains pliable to continually absorb shock. An open frame with underside structural braces controls the rate of compression to provide seated support and limit excessive sag. The underside support structures are embedded within an impact resistant frame to manage compression and balance flex with seated support in ways not possible with conventional saddle design.
CARBONITE SPYDERWEB BASE
A FLEXILE FOUNDATION FOR UNPARALLELED SHOCK ABSORPTION
Unique cutouts on the base designed to compress upon impact and quickly rebound for continuous shock absorption. The spring-like structure stays active throughout the ride, soaking up bumps more efficiently than foam padding alone. The SpyderWeb base, made from proprietary material formulated for high resiliency and impact resistance, is a finely tuned suspension component designed to cushion impacts in higher frequency with minimal padding.
MORE CUSHION WHERE YOU WANT IT. LESS PADDING WHERE YOU NEED IT
The Bio-X is a padding system shaped to complement the body's natural anatomical riding positions, resulting in some areas benefiting from extra cushioning and others with less – just as it is with the human body.
TYPE OF X-PAD FOAM
A closed cell EVA foam that's denser, with faster rebounding characteristics. SL Foam is substantially lighter in weight.
Proper cushioning is essential for the perineal region, the area between the sit bones packed with sensitive tissues, nerves, and blood vessels that cannot endure pressure. Over time, applied pressure in this fragile zone can reduce blood flow, cause numbness, and potentially nerve damage.
The areas above the rail receptacles, generally the most rigid points on the saddle, will benefit from extra cushioning. Though these are not typical seating surfaces, proper cushioning becomes indispensable when riding maneuvers shift to sitting over these points, even for brief moments.
Less padding underneath the sit bones is ideal. Covered by mostly fat and muscles, the sit bones are naturally capable of sustaining the full body weight when seated. Thick padding in this area ends up adding pressure to the perineal from excess padding pushing up against the sensitive areas when seated.
The unique sculpting of the Bio X-Pad shape adds extra cushioning in the mid-section to better insulate the sensitive areas, thinner padding underneath the sit bones to prevent excess padding from bunching up against places it shouldn't, and thicker over the rail receptacles to cushion potential impacts.
Shaped for extended seated comfort
The base is purposefully designed with less of a central curve in order to minimize pressure on soft tissues, complementing the flatter base is padding shaped with varying cross-sectional radii gently matching the 3D curvature of the sit-bones. In a natural seating position, the sit-bones smoothly self-align with this curvature to reduce concentrated pressure. Sit-bones remain enveloped in the 'sweet spot' when climbing or hard pedaling by an upsweep angled tail that prevents slippage. In unison with the flexile SpyderWeb base, the Undercover Stratum is optimized for extended seated comfort.
- Tioga's most comfortable saddle yet, great for MTB or Road
- The flexible base flattens under the weight of the rider, conforming to each rider's unique anatomy
- The 'Spyder Inside' design combines a shock absorbing Carbonite SpyderWeb Base with Bio X-Pad high density foam padding
- Tapered variable thickness for enhanced sit-bone and inner thigh support
- Thermo-Form all-weather synthetic cover vacuum formed for a seamless fit and finish
- Color: Black
- Rails: Carbon
- Top: Carbonite Base with Bio X-Pad SL
- LxW: 285mm x 140mm
- Weight: 150g