The Wisconsin – based, Selle Anatomica, has turned to crowd-funding, in hopes of launching what they’re calling “world’s first truly comfortable, ultra lightweight carbon saddle with leaf spring damping.”
Selle Anatomica has been making leather saddles since 2007. However, this is their first foray into carbon fiber. As a result, they’ve turned to composites experts at the University of California San Diego, to help with their project.
Here’s their ditty:
We’re teaming with local aerospace and carbon composite experts from private industry and the University of California San Diego. Our goal is to make the world’s first truly comfortable ultra lightweight saddle. For $199, support our project and be the first to own a limited edition of the world’s first truly comfortable ultra lightweight saddle with leaf spring damping. Your contribution will support research into an industry first comfort algorithm so that we can translate the benefits of leather to carbon. It will also support mold design and machining, and the purchase of parts and equipment necessary for production. Most importantly, your contribution supports American industry and will directly create jobs.
If you’d like to contribute engineering or design expertise, do get in touch.
Backer’s saddles will ship in time for Interbike in September. Production models will ship January 2016.
Your contribution of $199 buys you:
Your contribution of $299 buys you:
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