Selle Royal eZone is an e-Bike specific saddle

Selle Royal eZone e-bike saddle

If there are saddles for commuter bicycles, road, XC, enduro and DH, why shouldn’t e-Bikes get their own design, too? The new Selle Royal eZone coves that with a design made to handle the acceleration offer by motor assist. The tail kicks up, something you don’t usually find on more padded commuter bike seats, which helps keep the rider planted when taking off from a standing start. No more slipping off the back of the bike when 500 watts of assist kicks in. The raised section and side wings also help the rider use their body to steer and control the bike, more like a performance bike seat. Other features include gel padding and a fiberglass handle built into the rear of the bike to make carrying it up stairs, etc., easier. Look for it starting in October for $105 (£80/€90).

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Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

So motorized bicycles don’t provide enough assist to cause damage to trails or create dangerous speed differentials on trails but they accelerate fast enough to require a special seat to “keep the rider planted when taking off from a standing start”. Something does not add up here.

OrganicLegs
OrganicLegs
5 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

You’re assuming the people who claim the former (damage/speed differentials) are the same people designing this saddle.

GWB
GWB
5 years ago
Reply to  OrganicLegs

No. He’s saying that there is a contradiction here. Those who advocate for the open use of these bikes claim the power is negligible, but the perception on the part of a manufacturer that this is needed *because* of the power belies that very argument.

ascarlarkinyar
ascarlarkinyar
5 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Exatcly!

Rye
Rye
5 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

All bikes damage trails…

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago

” a fiberglass handle built into the rear of the bike to make carrying it up stairs, etc., easier.”
Ha! Anyone that has actually ever used a bike and carried one up stairs can instantly realize why this doesn’t work great on a normal bike, yet alone a bike pushing 40-60 lbs in weight.

Manufacturers must be giddy at the ability to rebadge crap as “e”, up the price and sell to wealthy “e-Freds” (and I hate this term but I couldn’t think of a better one)

Cassmaster
Cassmaster
5 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

E-freds are just Ed’s or Maybe Eddy’s

jednobiegowiec
jednobiegowiec
5 years ago

… awaiting e-bike specific socks :p

Cheers!
I.

jxjjd
jxjjd
5 years ago
Reply to  jednobiegowiec

Nice one. Lol

Jonathon
Jonathon
5 years ago

A product aimed at people who can’t control their e-bikes!

ascarlarkinyar
ascarlarkinyar
5 years ago

No more motorcycle parts on a bicycle site please.

Robin
Robin
5 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

You should ask for a refund on your BikeRumor subscription. Failing that, you might want to look for a mouse with a scroll wheel so that you can scroll by stories that don’t interest you or that upset your disposition.

Mortimer
Mortimer
5 years ago
Reply to  Robin

My vote is also to keep this once good blog free of motorcycles. You see Robin the rebuttals are opinions. If Bikerumor did not want to gauge opinion then they would not have this option to reply. The coverage of ebikes (or as I classify them “motorsickles) takes away from effort that might be put into looking at actual bicycle related things. Perhaps you are the one that needs to do a google search for a pure ebike blog. By the way, I just found out that in Northern Island one must have registration and insurance to ride an ebike on the road – just as it should be.

Fred-E
Fred-E
5 years ago

I’m not a mechanic so I’ll definitely need my local bike shop to install this seat when the new batteries come in

arp
arp
5 years ago

Can ebikes just go away please.

Robert Bowers
Robert Bowers
5 years ago
Reply to  arp

Agreed. We just have to ride out the initial marketing drive that has had big investments put in. Once the numbers are crunched the efforts to push ebikes will in the media will be left to commuter bikes and to the suckers with flat batteries.

Rye
Rye
5 years ago
Reply to  Robert Bowers

I like my ebike it’s fun… It got me out in the fresh air and increased my mobility and independence… I do have a question. Why are bicyclist such a miserable bunch? Every time I read a blog a see the same negative comments from cyclists.. If you don’t like them don’t get one. Each to their own.

Craig
Craig
5 years ago
Reply to  arp

Bicycle usage worldwide is predicted to increase by 38% by 2025. And E.Bikes are slated to be the main force behind that growth. Welcome to the new world of bicycles.

More E.bike content please.

James Fryer
5 years ago

Find your ass sliding off the saddle at every green light?

Clench.

Enter-net
Enter-net
5 years ago

The minute you start with the “hey, why not” argument you end up with crazy stuff… Like, E BIKES… Specific saddles were a given. Soon, pedals, grips…