- 3D printing
Much has been said of the future of 3D printed technology in the bike world, and indeed we’ve seen some good examples of it before. But never previously, to our knowledge at least, when it comes to saddles, but Specialized and Fizik has changed that with its new Mirror Technology saddle. I think most of you knowed and seen their 3D saddle.
The odd-looking saddle owes its appearance to 3D printing using a liquid polymer, in a process called Digital Light Synthesis developed by a Silicon Valley-based company called Carbon, a company which this June was valued at $2.4 billion after raising £260 investment. It has already worked with high-profile brands like Adidas. Now there are also companies in China that have developed this process.