The MANTA Saddle

  • Ride as far as you like with no saddle imprint
  • Kinetic support encouraging 360° pedal motion
  • Adaptive Ray Tech™ provides a fluid ride
  • A natural support platform whilst pedalling



Rear of MANTA Saddle

Why MANTA?

Cool Dry & Comfortable

The MANTA saddle was developed, researched, tested, and then tested (for years) released into the cycling wild, this provided uncompromising feedback that was used during its evolution. The geometry remained the same, it had to be right at the beginning.

Production development was a meticulous 8 years of work. As well a friend, and CAD maestro, Warwick Macdonald (RIP), there are collaborations with leading technology, and manufacturing companies, DuPont™, Lola F1 carbon fibre specialists, Velo Ent, IMAR (Dundee University), and others, several world-class-riders, all lead to an optimized design.

The focus was on exceptional support, and ventilation, removing potentially harmful, and uncomfortable “nose”, and removing chafing under the thigh that large padded seats offer.

The MANTA saddle is designed to suit all riders, male and female, from 10 years-up (smaller ones soon), all riding disciplines, from leisure and commuting, competition, to road and off-road riding.

Whether you use your bike to commute to work, you’re heading cross-country, or up a mountain, once acclimatized  (they are radical!) you will be at home on a MANTA, reassured that you can continue for mile after mile without pain, or numbness, cool and dr

Conventional designs are not able to provide MANTA levels of support, it is uniqueTraditional saddles rely on a seat ‘nose’ to support a large proportion of the rider’s weight, any pressure there is too much pressure.

With advances in medical technology, we have a greater understanding of how we are affected over time, or even by one big bump. With cycling increasing in popularity as a carbon-neutral, or a convenient ultra-low impact e-bike method of transport, for leisure, and exercise, much research has been conducted on the effects of cycling on riders, with a focus on the saddle as the weakest link in an otherwise healthful and joyful activity.

Numerous studies link the use of traditional saddles with even long-term damage to areas involving the perineum, which were not evolved to take a human’s bodyweight – up to 7x that bodyweight – riding over potholes, kerbs, speed bumps.

Riders are beginning to be more open with the problems caused by saddles, and more aware of the health risks that have existed for so long.

So, it is unique, in order to support the human body naturally whilst in motion it has to be. Being quite radical, any challenge with fitting or acclimatization reward a little patience. And we’re here to help. Embrace the difference, your body will thank you.

The MANTA saddle is a product of diversity in engineering, but also a cycling addiction. Designed in NW Scotland, the Western Isles, further R&D in Edinburgh, supported by Edinburgh Business Gateway. Others: the Department of Engineering University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes hospital, a manufacturer in Taiwan, DuPont, and others who support unique design. 

MANTA uses as near as possible suppliers for all main components, mainly in Scotland. We have excellent partners in our production loop.

MANTA products supplied directly, or from a distributor are the latest production quality version of this design.

A lot of tech is rolled into this saddle, it was developed to an exacting standard in the rugged, diverse environment of Skye, NW Scotland. Created, tested, developed, and made in Scotland, which enjoys a long tradition of manufacturing and a history of innovation (for one e.g. pedal propulsion bicycles, c1839).


 

Ensure you get the best, the production model, supplied, and supported by MANTA, or our European partners. Your ride is worth it.

The MANTA saddle has an action comparable to the wings of the manta ray, a dynamic surface able to keep harmony with the rider’s limbs.

This allows for multiplying the support area, away from pudendal areas, alleviating pressure points, so providing an increase in blood flow, this is unique on upright cycles, providing beneficial effects on and off the bike. without pressure points, your backside doesn’t feel like it’s been on a bike for all those miles.

This is more than just a reduced decrease in flow in comparison to others, as claimed by many designs, we provide a measurable, significant increase in blood flow, such as found in sports other than cycling.

A kinetic adaptive support surface, the rider platform, and interface between rider and bike.

By optimizing the connection between rider and bike, it’s possible to improve performance without the drain of pain. A must for static training bikes and e-Bikes. No more enforced recoveries, for the butt, on any length of ride.

Challenging, sure, it changes things as a real alternative has to.

challenging conventions of cycle design, formed by function