Ever wish you could adjust the angle of your saddle while riding along? Perhaps you’re about to drop into a steep descent and want to maximize clearance, or you need to stop part of your saddle from catching on your shorts. Now, saddle angle adjustments are within arms’ reach… With the new SwitchGrade saddle clamp adapter, you don’t even need to dismount.
SwitchGrade Saddle Clamp Adapter
Aenomaly Constructs are set to launch their first product in February 2021; the SwitchGrade saddle clamp adapter. Designed by founder Noel Dolotallas in BC, the SwitchGrade is the World’s first multi-position saddle rail clamp that is adjustable on the fly (feel free to correct us in the comments).
When we first saw the SwitchGrade, we thought it would be possible to dial saddle tilt to an infinite number of increments. However, that’s not what we have here (a feature for v2 maybe?). The SwitchGrade features just three lockable positions separated by 10° each.
Run the saddle flat for flat or undulating terrain, tilt it down for climbing steep hills, or tilt it up like the downhill pros for maximum clearance..
The SwitchGrade features positive engagement. This means, when the clamp indexes into the correct slot, it makes a noise giving the rider confidence that their saddle has locked into the correct position.
A key challenge when designing the SwitchGrade was making it small enough to fit underneath a typical bike saddle. Developing a lever-actuated assembly in the tiny allowable space proved difficult, resulting in countless iterations.
What saddles does it fit?
The finished SwitchGrade mechanism is said to fit a wide range of saddles including those with deep cut-out channels such as the Ergon SM Enduro saddle, and those with an extremely low profile such as the RaceFace Atlas.
Mindful of how cumbersome it can be to install fiddly rail clamps, Aenomaly set out to make sure the SwitchGrade would be easy to install. It is a three-piece design; the mechanism piece itself cradles the bottom of the rails while two much smaller pieces bolt on either-side to clamp the upper part of the rails. Aenomaly claim installation takes just 90 seconds.
Pricing & Availability
No price on the SwitchGrade just yet. Aenomaly Constructs are still finalizing the design for an expected launch date in Spring 2021. Stay tuned.