Research partnership with Glasgow University

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently completed a successful research partnership with top engineers from Glasgow University.  Dr Ron Thompson led a study into the structural mechanics underlying traditional saddles, as well as our DRS system. 

This study is the first of its kind in the emerging field of saddle mechanics.  Most decisions and justifications regarding the use of a saddle tree are based on things that we think we know – for example the knowledge regarding saddle design that has been passed down the generations - rather than things that have been scientifically tested.  There is little currently known about the mechanical function of the internal ‘tree’ structure within a traditional saddle, but we are working hard to change that.