The Bel Air is something of a modern classic, with a swoopy shape and distinctive dropped nose that's stood the test of time. Padding is in the mid-range for firmness and a central channel keeps pressure from your parts. Kevlar panels extend down much of the length of the sides to ward off scuffs.
If you're of the opinion that saddles should be plain black then you won't be interested in the range of eight colour schemes that the Bel Air can be had in, but if you want to have a bit of fun with the look of your bike then SDG's camo or snakeskin designs will be right up your street. If you want the classic Bel Air shape for fewer pennies, less expensive titanium alloy and chromoly railed versions are available.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.