Taipei Show: Morgaw Saddles Up with More Models, Clever New Seatpost Design
Since we first saw the Morgaw saddle on Indiegogo, the company has been busy getting ready to ship the first designs and now also working on entirely new ones. After winning an IBDC award with the first Morgaw saddle, Martin Moravcik and Slawek Gawlik (MOR+GAW) have set their sights on MTB, Enduro and new road saddles as well as a clever seatpost design that is not only perfect for their saddles but any others as well.
Customize your new seat after the jump.
In addition to the original Morgaw, the company will be eventually adding 3 new designs – the Forsage road, Trian MTB, and Trian Enduro saddles. Each is based on the same system as the original saddle which uses a tuneable elastomer sytem between the rails and the shell to add vibration damping as well as a bit of flex to the saddle. Elastomers are available in soft, medium, and hard and join the option of aluminum or carbon rails and hardware colors as customizable options. Once the new saddle shapes are finalized, Morgaw will offer the saddles in just the padded portion if riders want to change their saddle shape without having to replace the whole saddle – perfect for crash damaged covers.
In order to ensure the Morgaw saddle’s durability, samples have been under Filip Polc as as he tackles the urban downhill series in South America.
Saddles will range from 171-202g depending on the design and rail choice, and will use microfiber covers on a nylon glass fiber reinforced shell.
Even the best saddles need a seatpost, so Morgaw has been working on their own. To be available in UD carbon fiber or 6061 T6 aluminum, posts will be available in 27.2, 30.9, 31.6 and 34.9mm sizes.
What sets the Morgaw seatpost apart is a unique clamping mechanism that looks very interesting. Instead of using a single bolt to clamp the two sides of the seatpost together sandwiching plates against the post, the Morgaw post uses two bolts, one on each side of the seatpost. As you tighten the clamp over the saddle rail, the O-sys clamp pulls from the center expanding two wedges into the head of the post. The design should make it fairly easy to change and adjust saddles, while keeping hold with a tenacious grip.
As a bonus, the clamp head features plates that can simply be flipped in order to run round or oval rails.
Like the saddles, the posts will be able to be customized with 10 different colors of clamps.