As cyclists, we know that the most important attribute of a great saddle is for it to disappear beneath us as we ride. It should be void of our thoughts and allow us to focus on the road or trail ahead, the riders around us, and to absorb the experience that being on a bike brings. That’s why we have developed our TRI S program.

TRI S program

When a cyclist sits on the saddle there are three points of contact that are subjected to the most pressure: two at the back in the ischial area and one at the front in the perineal area. These points vary according to the “size” of the pelvis and the muscle structure. When designing a shell for a saddle, the TRI S PROGRAM aims to identify the different pressure points so that the saddle will suit as many cyclists as possible by increasing the lateral support surface for the bones in the ischium and designing a central channel far enough forward to relieve pressure on the perineum. This knowledge has enabled us to produce a very versatile range of saddles that meets the needs of professional and amateur cyclists with different types of muscle structures and pelvises. This technique has been used to design all the saddles in our collection and is the core of our design process.

It is our belief that a keen focus on seeking new materials, construction techniques, and shapes is one of the cornerstones to creating saddles that will perform at the highest level.


Features

  • Athermic Insulation – We use padding that is heat resistant to allow for a more comfortable ride during those long days in the saddle.
    Water Repellent – The use of waterproof materials to protect the saddle and rider from unwanted friction and premature wear.
  • Green – ECO friendly manufacturing process.
  • Recycled – Use of fully recycled materials.
  • Core Elastomer – Use of a synthetic polymer in the center of the saddle to improve the comfort in the perineal area.
  • Air Flowing*
  • Eco+ – For the first time ever ECO+ is now more than just padding that offers completely “recyclable” comfort and design. ECO+ is used for the Smanie range of paddings. It’s a closed-cell polymer structured material so the padding no longer needs to be covered with microfiber or leather, instead it can become a visible design feature like the style used for the Vanity saddle. It offers so much more than any normal open-cell padding as it is completely recyclable, water repellent and athermic. This is what makes the ECO+ padding system used by Smanie so incredibly unique.

Passion is what drives every part of our lives. We strive to make every day not only a productive one, but one that expresses our passion for what we can accomplish. We are passionate about cycling, the products involved, and the world in which we ride in. This is why we strive to provide the best product while having a conscious impact on the environment. We strive to use ECO friendly materials; that are made of fully recycled materials, whenever possible, as well as using clean manufacturing technique throughout our process.