MOuLDING
INSTRUCTIONS
and guidelines

MOLDING
INSTRUCTIONS

SADDLE MOULDING PROCEEDURE

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO MOULD USING A TRAINER/STATIONARY BIKE
  • Install saddle to an optimized riding position. A professional bike fit is highly recommended.
  • Attach bike to a stable stationary trainer system.
  • Set a timer with an audible tone using the provided time table (below).
  • Inspect the AC Adapter connector and port at the base of the saddle, remove any debris – as the contacts are magnetic, metal can adhere.
  • Ensure AC adapter is toggled to OFF position then plug adapter into saddle from the rear side.
  • Plug adapter block into AC power source. Assure cable won’t catch moving bike components.
  • Mount bike and begin to pedal at a steady cadence.
  • Initiate timer and switch power to ON position simultaneously.
  • When the timer has expired turn the AC adapter toggle to OFF.
  • Shift between 3 riding positions during cooling every 30 seconds (hands on flats, hoods, drops).
  • Maintain pedaling cadence for 6 minutes while the saddle cools to room temperature.
  • Unplug the adapter from the seat then unplug the adapter from the power source. CAUTION, underside of saddle reaches very high temperatures, do not touch.
  • If a greater forming impression is desired allow 30 minutes for saddle to cool and repeat steps 1-14 with an additional 30 seconds of forming time.
 
STEPS TO MOULD WITHOUT A TRAINER
  • Install saddle to an optimized riding position. A professional bike fit is highly recommended.
  • Set your bike in a stable position while heating is performed.
  • Set a timer with an audible tone using the provided time table (below).
  • Inspect the AC Adapter connector and port at the base of the saddle, remove any debris  – as the contacts are magnetic, metal can adhere.
  • Ensure AC adapter is toggled to OFF position then plug adapter into saddle from the rear side.
  • Plug adapter block into AC power source.
  • Initiate timer and switch power to ON position simultaneously.
  • When the timer has expired turn the AC adapter toggle to OFF and unplug – CAUTION, underside of saddle reaches very high temperatures, do not touch.
  • Shift between 3 riding positions during cooling every 30 seconds (hands on flats, hoods, drops).
  • Maintain pedaling cadence for 6 minutes while the saddle cools to room temperature.
  • If a greater forming impression is desired allow 30 minutes for saddle to cool and repeat steps 1-14 with an additional 45 seconds of forming time.  Over heating does not mean more comfort, it’s important that your sit-bones are the main site of pressure.  The lower the saddle wings, the greater pressure applied between the sit bones.
SEYMOUR
TEMP
11-15°C
51-59°F
4:00
5:00
16-20°C
60-68°F
3:45
4:45
21-25°C
69-77°F
3:30
4:30
26-30°C
79-86°F
3:15
4:15
TANTALUS
TEMP
11-15°C
51-59°F
5:15
6:00
16-20°C
60-68°F
5:00
5:45
21-25°C
69-77°F
4:45
5:30
26-30°C
79-86°F
4:30
5:15

GUIDELINES

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR NEW SADDLE

  • Not recommended for riders over the weight of 225lbs or 102kg.
  • Reduce extended periods of exposure to rain or direct sunlight.
  • Clean the magnetic connection points before forming. A stiff bristle toothbrush works quite well.
  • Inspect AC adapter before each moulding, do not use the AC unit if you suspect it is damaged.
  • Do not turn AC adapter switch ON before connecting the magnetic end to saddle. Turn the
    switch OFF before removing the magnetic adapter from the saddle.
  • Unplug AC adapter while not in use, store in the protective bag provided.
  • Failure to switch off the heating system within the suggested times may result in damaging your saddle permanently.
  • Ideal operating temperature for this saddle is between -5°C and 40°C.
  • AC adapter plug locks-on from one direction, the cable must enter from the rear side of the saddle through the seat clamp.
  • Best forming results can be achieved indoors with an optimized saddle position, and clipless pedals.
  • A minimum of 8mm spacing between the seat clamp bolts and the shell base is recommended for adequate room to flex and form.
  • Use a high quality seat post with a 9x7mm clamp profile to prevent damage to the rails.
  • Use a certified calibrated torque wrench to tighten down rail clamps. We recommend 7 N-m for dual bolt system or 10 N -m for a single bolt system.
  • In addition to the impressions left by sit bones, it is normal for the widest points of the saddle to fold down up to 5mm during forming to create pressure relief.  
  • Asymmetrical forming or creasing in the carbon fiber shell around displaced areas is also normal behavior for this process in order to properly form to your particular physiology.