THE SADDLE FOR YOUR UNICYCLE
A TRADITIONAL SADDLE OR THE HANDLE SADDLE
Base made from aluminum alloy AL-6061-T6.
Cushion cover and strips in leather.
Closed cell neoprene cushion.
Size M is ideal for Mountain unicycling.
Weight: 780 gr incl. screws and excl. lever mount (lever mount: 100 gr).
Fitting bolts: standard.
Compatibility: you can mount this saddle on all seatposts with standard fitting.
Delivered with 4 M6 screws.
THE SADDLE FOR YOUR UNICYCLE
A TRADITIONAL SADDLE OR THE HANDLE SADDLE
What is the perfect saddle for your ride? If you’re considering a new unicycle saddle, it’s likely because the one you’re currently riding on is uncomfortable. Comfort is a common issue, especially among beginners. The first step after identifying your riding position is to understand what type of unicycle you are using. Differences between unicycle types are important to understand how you will use it and help you find the right saddle, according to the length and type of the routes you usually cover with your unicycle or the type of discipline you practice. The comfort of the saddle is definitely subjective, there are saddles for trial, freestyle, long trips .... let's say, for all specialties! For trial, flatland and street the easy handling of the saddle is more important than seat comfort. The saddle is basically used as a "handle" to manage and keep control of the unicycle during advanced tricks. For long rides it is very important that the saddle nose tilt is correctly adjusted, so that we do not slip and rub against the saddle.
The saddles are designed to distribute body weight between the buttocks and lower part of the pelvic bone. The weight balance and comfort therefore depend on how the ischial tuberosities rest on the saddle while pedalling. This position depends on various factors: the height of the saddle in relation to the pedals, the shape of the saddle, the tilt of the saddle. These features and parameters are chosen respectively adjusted by the riders according to their personal characteristics.
STANDARD SEATPOST FITMENT
In the drawing below you will find the standard seatpost fitment used for all unicycle saddles currently on the market. There is also another fixing system usually used in low-value products made for the Asian market. If you want to change the saddle and you have a different seatpost fitment, you have to change the seatpost, too. Pay attention to the diameter of the seatpost. Usually it's 22.2 mm but can also be 25.4 or 27.2 mm.
THE TRADITIONAL MAD4ONE SADDLES
Our traditional saddles are available in two versions, Slim and Comfort. The saddle is equipped with rear bumper and, on request, with the front handle. The front handles that we mount on our traditional saddles are completely closed to ensure a lower risk of injury, especially when performing tricks in freestyle, street and flatland.
THE HANDLE SADDLE, A NEW CONCEPT OF SADDLE
2017/18 Mad4One develops and brings to market a new saddle. For the unicycle world it’s for sure a revolutionary concept of seat and usage of the saddle. It’s name is Handle Saddle.
The classic plastic structure with bumper and cushion that in some disciplines still creates bulk and is often not particularly stiff and strong is definitively abandoned.
First priority is given to the concept of "grip", "easy handling" and "freedom of movement". The Handle Saddle weighs half of a traditional saddle, but offers the same stiffness and robustness of a traditional saddle with carbon base, compared to which it is still lighter.
The Mad4one Handle Saddle is available in the following versions:
BASE - SIZE S - SIZE M - SIZE L with the MAD-EXTENSION.
THE HANDLE SADDLE, EXTREMELY LIGHT AND STABLE!
The Handle Saddle consists of a handle with the following features:
Material: Aluminum alloy AL6061-T6
Finish: anodized in black
Fitting bolts: Standard
Compatibility: this Base can be mounted on all seatposts with standard seatpost fitment
Delivered with 4 screws M6
Length of size S : 35 cm
Length of size M : 43 cm
Length of size L : 53 cm
Weight of size S : 390 g incl. screws
Weight of size M : 465 g incl. screws
Weight of size L : 550 g incl. screws
You are free to finish the Handle Saddle and the MAD-Extension as you wish and need or you can choose one of the finishes we propose, each one designed for a specific use, but always with the concept "we will finish your Handle Saddle together". Cushion, cover, loop protection, Extension will be made according to your needs. This is our concept of "Just in Time".
The short base is mainly used for URBAN Handle Saddle (central cushion and free front and rear handle), but there are also several riders who love it with complete cushion. The Base S was the first we designed and produced and the finish we developed was pointed straight at the Urban riders. Taking into consideration the use of the saddle in these disciplines we developed a cushion not particularly thin in the center (80mm). Both Base M and L have been further refined and the actual version is 12 cm narrower than Base S.
The Handle Saddle was born for the Urban world, where the saddle is mainly used with the hands and where the fast and safe handling are an important plus.
The double open loop with no-slip finish has the same diameter of a bicycle handlebar, hence the name "Handle Saddle".
The Handle Saddle offers a great comfort and saddle handling that you cannot get from traditional saddles.
With Urban saddles the seating comfort is reduced to a minimum.
We have developed two versions. One for TRIAL. Here in addition to stiffness and easy handling also lightness is very important. The Handle Saddle TRIAL version is the lightest and most sturdy saddle you can find on the market.
FLATLAND and STREET
The Handle Saddle for Flatland and Street weighs 100g more than the Trial version, because we have added a 100 gr-centering ballast to ensure a stable and balanced rotation when performing fast unispins. The cushion of this Handle Saddle is approx. 3 cm longer than in the Trial version.
Then we made the Handle Saddles with full cushion. One of the aspects we gave more attention to is the comfort of seating.
Not everyone uses the unicycle the same way, and not everyone has the same anatomical shape.
To meet all the different needs we have designed both a narrow and a wider cushion. Even the cut out ressure relief is different. These two cushions can be mounted on all BASES.
In 2022 we develop a new version: the Handle Saddle for Hockey.
But that's not all. In the future we will have new cushions and Base designed for freestyle ... but this project is still in the development phase.
Used mostly without a brake it's good for mountain unicycling and street on non-demanding trails.
2022 we develop and manufacture the Handle Saddle for Hockey. This saddle is very stiff and in acceleration it transmits all the traction directly to the pedals allowing great sprints.
The shape of the saddle is designed for maximum control of the unicycle when shooting with the hockey stick.
The Handle Saddle size M is the "queen" in mountain unicycling because it offers a very secure hold on the saddle and an easy and comfortable use of the lateral brake.
Those who are used to have the brake in the front will have to change their habits, but the initial efforts will be rewarded by an increase in safety and possibilities. Once you have tried the Handle Saddle you won't want to go back to the traditional saddle any more.
The Handle Saddle size M with silicon grip and without brake is very interesting for RACE. At high speed, the Handle Saddle enable us to have great control on our unicycle and minimize the lateral oscillation, thanks to the strength we can exert on the saddle. The result is: higher speed and high level of safety, especially when cornering.
Of course, those who are used to the traditional saddle will need a specific training period to learn how to use the Handle Saddle at its best on track.
Size L has been designed for long distance. The arms are further away from the body and this position ensure a more comfortable seating and a good postural stability.