- - Prologo Flaunts New NAGO R4 Pas 3DMSS 3D-Printed Saddle

Prologo Flaunts New NAGO R4 Pas 3DMSS 3D-Printed Saddle

Prologo is flaunting its new NAGO R4 Pas 3DMSS saddle, the first perch from the Italian brand to utilize 3D-printing technology. 

“After launching in 2013 the first saddles with CPC technology, the patented system with three-dimensional conical nano-structures that increase grip and vibration absorption, we decided to extend the 3D technology to the entire saddle to make a new ultra-light model with an innovative multi-sector cover designed from pressure test analysis.
The NAGO R4 PAS 3DMSS has the same ergonomic T-shape shape and compact dimensions (245×137 mm) of the NAGO R4, the new multi-disciplinary saddle already adopted by several professionals such as Tadej Pogačar, Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas, Pello Bilbao and Alberto Bettiol,” boasts Prologo.

According to Prologo, the cushioning in each of the saddle’s three construction zones is optimized via its MyOwn pressure mapping technology, dialing in the requisite amount of density based on the rider’s profile.

Specifically, 3D-printed lattice structures are used to create the optimal amount of support across the NAGO’s three distinct zones, allowing engineers to apply both different elastic coefficients, while fine-tuning the shape in order to create the perfect saddle profile.

“NAGO R4 PAS 3DMSS was born from the study of Pressure Map MyOwn tests, Prologo’s proprietary system that allowed scientific analysis of the pressure areas exerted on the saddle by various professional and amateur cyclists. The data collected made it possible to design and create an extremely lightweight 3D saddle, with a cover composed of separate sectors that can best adapt to the different pressure areas and ensure maximum support and comfort during all phases of pedaling,” explains Prologo.

Measuring 245×147 mm, the NAFO features a T-shaped neck and a full-length center relief channel and cutout, along with Nack (Nano Carbon Fiber) rails that are reinforced with Kevlar and aluminum filaments for maximum stiffness.

All in, Prologo says the NAGO tips the scales at an impressive 149 grams, which fetches a hefty price of €420.









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