Meld Saddles

Anatomy first

Designed by you

Made in California

  • We have updated all our backend software components, if you notice any issues let us know!
  • Our triathlon/time-trial saddles have exited beta testing!
  • We are still making saddles! Stay healthy, keep pedaling!
  • Test saddles are now available!
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We believe that in order to fully realize a person's potential, their environment needs to be customized to them.

Mass production got us pretty far till now, but, sometimes, not far enough. Our goal is mass customization.

Saddle-making is one step to meeting our goal: it illuminates key aspects of mass customization. We gather feedback and experiences from cyclists, and translate them into corresponding user options and design algorithms. With the availability of cloud computing resources and the well-connected world that is the Internet, we can scale easily and have everyone benefit from this feedback.

We create body-customized road, triathlon and time trial bike saddles based on your anatomy's pressure map.

Design centered around your anatomy's pressure map ensuring fit from the start.

  • you get a comfortable saddle,
  • no need to buy and test multiple saddles,
  • saddle-related issues eliminated.

Control over some aspects of the saddle design.

  • you get the riding experience you want,
  • you get the saddle aesthetics you want.

A flexible saddle supporting a range of postures, distributing pressure over a larger area thereby improving comfort.

੦ Upright on the tops.
੦ Hips rotated forward.
੦ Aggressive on-the-nose.
1. You sign up for the saddle-making process.
2. After payment, we'll send you an impression kit.
3. Your anatomy's pressure map is captured.
4. You return the kit.
5. You alter your online saddle model to your satisfaction.
6. You get the saddle that fits you.

Our saddles are customized not in the sense that we make whatever is requested for, but that each is made to fit a specific rider's anatomy.

We do not modify our saddles based on how they are installed by riders. It is the other way round: it is the riders' responsibility to ensure that our saddles are installed and used according to our instructions in order for them to function as designed.

We neither design nor test our saddles for off-road applications, including and not restricted to mountain-biking and gravel-riding. Usage in such scenarios will void warranty.

We do not have a "no questions asked" replacement policy. If an issue is encountered, we will always gather information via questions and photos. These help us troubleshoot and determine the root cause(s). We are aware that a small number of riders regularly get their equipment replaced without charge and questions at their local bike shops, at the expense of the other / majority riders. We do not support such unfair behavior.

We do not provide personal concierge services. We do not have dedicated engineering staff sitting beside the phone waiting to answer questions. If you need someone on the phone 24/7 and emailing us is out of the question, then the service we provide is not a good fit for you.

The background behind our test saddles (Rudolphs) can be found .

Rudolphs are not intended for testing comfort. They are only used to check that a rider's bike allows for proper fore/aft installation of the saddle so that the latter can function as designed. Any Meld saddle (except those with short rails) can also be used to test this.

The process for renting a Rudolph test saddle can be found .

We often hear of how our customers convinced their friends and family to use our saddles. As a token of our appreciation, we are giving away a 10% discount for each referral. Click on the link button below to learn more!

We are currently in the fall-winter period where prices are generally lower.
Note that orders placed within this period will require that the imprint capture and saddle model submission be completed within a month.
Pricing starts at US$275 with normal carbon shell + metal rails
with carbon rails +US$85
with Alps carbon shell +US$15
with triathlon/TT carbon shell +US$15
E.g. price of Alps carbon shell with metal rails = $275 + $15 = $290

Please contact us before placing an order if you:

  • have a medical condition requiring an asymmetric saddle
  • need expedited processing

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