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You’re not alone if you’ve never heard of the cycling company Posedla. You won’t find its brand name emblazoned on any downtube or jersey. But the young, Czech-born company is intent on making a splash in the industry.
To do so, it took one ambitious step forward. It’s making the world’s first 3D-printed, customizable bike saddle.
The bicycle industry has churned out 3D-printed saddles and rider-customizable versions. The Posedla Joyseat belongs under both categories. It’s the brand’s coup, and it’s widely available now. (Photo/Lukas Neasi) All it takes for the company to create a made-to-measure saddle is an imprint of a rider’s sit bones (don’t worry, it provides instructions). Posedla also gathers ride preferences . A patent-pending structure lets Posedla tune individual parts of the saddle toward different stiffnesses, to meet individual needs and sit-bone shapes. It can even adjust the areas between the seat’s three “zones” (sit, rail, and nose) to specific gradients for more customization.
A carbon shell and rails round it out. The Posedla Joyseat saddles weigh 170-210 g, depending on the spec. (Photo/Posedla) Posedla spent 2 years developing the algorithm it uses to transfer submitted data into bike seats on an industrial 3D printer, the company said in a press release. Since its limited launch last year , the Joyseat has grown mainly by word of mouth, the company said. It stated riders in 20 countries use […]
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