Velo have entered the ebike market with two new saddle options for eMTB and commuter ebikes. Both get Velo’s iCarry system, designed to help you lift your ebike more easily by picking it up at the rear of the saddle. That’s not all… there’s also an antibacterial saddle from Velo, designed to ward off odour-propagating microorganisms.
Velo eBike Saddles
With their obvious heft, eMTBs can be notoriously difficult to move around when off the bike. To make the e-mountain biker’s life just that little bit easier, Velo have released two new saddles with carry handles.
The rear of these saddles has a hidden shaped region that allows riders to get a firm grip on the underside to help them lift their bike more easily.
The new Velo eMTB saddle has a short nose at 252mm long and 152mm wide. It is available in chromoly or steel rails, weighing a claimed 337g and 346g, respectively. Rails are of Velo’s Reversed ArcTech design, said to improve the saddle’s flexibility as well as add a little shock absorption.
Velo have also released a new generic eBike saddle for commuters. It features the same hidden carry handles for lifting the bike when going up or down staircases when entering and exiting a subway.
This one measures up at 260mm long and 189mm wide. It is offered with steel rails only and weighs a claimed 404g. The Velo eBike and eMTB saddles both feature Velo’s proprietary AirForm seat material said to be 30% more shock-absorbing than traditional PU material.
Velo Anti-Bacterial Saddles
These, we think, are an industry first. Low and behold, antibacterial saddles. Velo have released two of them; the PHAT-O and the Pump OM. Velo’s tests have shown the surface treatment can effectively reduce the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli bacteria.
Anti-bacterial handlebar tape
Velo’s new Vine Wrap handlebar tape gets the same antibacterial coating. That surface treatment sits on top of a lightweight, durable and stretchable microfiber with shock-proof VexGel padding. It is said to be fade and wear-resistant and becomes tacky when wet.
For pricing and availability information of the new Velo eMTB and antibacterial saddles, contact your local Velo dealer.