Posedla Joyseat Custom Saddle review: 3D printing and aspirations of changing the world

A compelling story of bringing manufacturing back to an area while also offering a truly different kind of saddle

Posedla Joyseat
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

3D printing technology allows saddle companies to target padding density in a way that traditional saddles can’t. The Posedla Joyseat takes it a step further by taking a mould of your butt, done at home, and applying that targeted density to your exact dimensions. My version kept me hotspot free for a 20-hour ride and that performance comes with a compelling story. The only question worth asking is how custom you actually need your saddle.


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    Simple at-home custom mould process

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    Exceptionally soft nose

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    It’s possible to change the upper if needed

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    Handmade in the Czech Republic with an eye towards revitalization

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    Custom colour options


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    Long lead time

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If you ask most cyclists about high-technology products on their bikes, it's unlikely that the saddle will make the list. If you look at our list of the best road bike saddles, you'll find that idea reinforced again. We have options for short or long and different weights but most of what is there is relatively traditional. Despite that, there's a bit of a revolution happening in saddles. 

Tech specs: Posedla Joyseat custom 3D printed saddle

Price: £490 / $490 

Length: 262 mm

Width: 136-162 mm depending on the buyer

Weight: 180g as measured

Rail: 7x9 carbon

More info: posedla.com

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Testing scorecard and notes
Design and aestheticsThe optional colours are rich and beautiful and the carbon base is a handmade piece of art. Visually, I like the 3D printing of the Sella San Marco a little more but it’s a small thing. 8/10
WeightOn the light side of 3D printed saddles but 180 grams isn’t groundbreaking.8/10
ComfortIt’s custom made for me. I can’t fault anything in this category.10/10
PerformanceI love how locked into my position the Joyseat lets me feel. I can stand when I want but I rarely felt the need to shift my weight while riding. 10/10
ValueThe other saddles that compete on features are the Reform saddles and they are cheaper but also more like a traditional saddle. The pricing for this is understandable but also high and definitely not a bargain. 7/10
OverallRow 5 - Cell 1 90%

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx