MORGAW Builds Bicycle Suspension Into the Seat
Looking to improve on the traditional saddle, MORGAW seats has focused on the bottom of the saddle – the rails specifically. As the product of longtime friends Martin Moravcik and Slawek Gawlik (MOR+GAW) the duo is hoping to improve rider comfort through shock absorption and the ability to rock with the pelvis, with the MORGAW sitting on two elastomers that connect the rails to the saddle cover. As former pro mountain bikers the team has been producing ultra light carbon saddles since 2008, and started development on the suspension saddle in 2011.
The final product is production ready – check out how it works plus how to get one after the break.
At the heart of the new MORGAW saddle are two shock absorbers that mate the rails to the rest of the saddle. The elastomers or whatever you want to call them will be offered in 3 densities based on the weight of the rider – Soft 40kg – 70kg (88-154lb), Medium 70kg – 85kg (154 to 187lb) and Hard 85kg -100kg (187-220lb). The elastomers can be changed out as well as the rails with both UD carbon and forged 2014 T6 aluminum each in 7x9mm oval rails. This obviously means if you damage the carbon rail on your saddle you can always replace it, or upgrade to the carbon later on. MORGAW will also offer a number of color choices with hardware available in 10 colors and the cover in black, white, or silver.
On the scale, the carbon model prototype weighs in at 181g.
The saddle is ready for production, but the team is hoping to procure funding through and indiegogo campaign that ends on the 12th of December.
Saddles will be available through the indiegogo for as low as $79 and up to $119 for the non early bird carbon model.