The MANTA™ Saddle

  • Ergonomically designed – optimised for comfort
  • Kinetic surface area for efficient riding 
  • Ray-like technology provides a fluid riding experience

Rear of MANTA Saddle


Why ride a MANTA?

Comfort, innovation

The MANTA comfort concept was developed, researched and tested for over 11 years. Prototyping, testing, and production development were meticulous. Collaborating with leading technology, and manufacturing companies such as DuPont™, Lola F1 carbon fibre team, Velo Ent, IMAR (Dundee University), and others, several world-class-riders, to provide an optimized ride, and the most comfort saddle in existence.

Our focus has always been to produce an effective cycle saddle that combines exceptional performance, maximum support and comfort whilst removing the potentially harmful, and uncomfortable “nose” which exist on other saddles.

The MANTA saddle has been specifically designed to suit all riders of age 10 years-up (for now), all genders, across all riding disciplines, from leisure and commuting, competition, to road and off-road riding.

Whether you use your bike to commute to work, or are a cross-country, or mountain biker you will be at home riding a MANTA – you can be sure that you can continue for mile after mile in comfort, without pain, or numbness.

It’s unique, unlike all other saddle designs, it has to be, to support the human form naturally on an upright cycle.

No other saddle on the market today can offer the same level of comfort and support whilst maintaining performance, and promoting correct (circular) pedalling. An ideal seating position.

Traditional saddles rely on a ‘nose’ to both support the riders weight, and for riding stability, they have not changed since the 1800’s.

With advances in medical technology we now have a greater understanding of the human body and how we are affected over time. With cycling continuing to increase in popularity as a carbon neutral method of transport and for leisure, research is being conducted on the effects of cycling on the rider, inevitably with a focus on the saddle.

Numerous studies link the use of traditional saddles with permanent, long-term damage to all areas involving the perineum which were not designed to take humans weight, up to 7x bodyweight (potholes, kerbs), when riding.

Riders are just beginning to be honest, and more open with the downside, more aware of the health risks that have existed for far too long with traditional saddles.

Unique design, created in Scotland

Seat comfort and performance go hand-in-hand

MANTA Design, Unified Sport, and the MANTA saddle are a product of Scotland’s diversity of engineering innovation, and the rugged environment. Designed and manufactured in the Western Isles, Highlands of Scotland. Also developed on Edinburgh, with excellent R&D assistance from Edinburgh Business Gateway, the Department of Engineering University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes hospital, a major manufacturer of saddles in Taiwan, DuPont, and more.

MANTA pays close attention to the manufacturing process, and we use local suppliers for the main parts and components. We have excellent partners in the production loop, ensuring we provide the very best product possible.

We offer leading edge design, developed in rugged, and diverse environments, the best in Scottish manufacturing and production, from a country with a long history of innovation – pedal propulsion on your bike is an example.

The MANTA saddle consists of an entirely new surface-adaptive technology – comparable to the wing of a Manta ray in motion. Unique. A dynamically moving surface, in harmony with the rider, multiplying the support area as far as it will go, and without restricting performance, or movement.

Elements in an array. A kinetic design that mirrors the way the human body and bicycle function together – levers – creating an accurate support surface, a near-perfect interface between rider and machine. We have a seat as perfect as the whole, the bike & rider combination.

The human and bicycle is an exceptionally efficient ‘machine’, as a combination. By optimising the connection between rider and bike, its possible to improve performance whether commuting to work, retaining stamina – without niggling pain – no need to stop over any distance, a must for e-Bikes.

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