Posedla [poe-sed-lah] is a Czech tech company producing customized cycling components using 3D printing with respect for the individual cyclist while promoting a healthier cycling experience.
Our main product is Joyseat — a custom-made 3D-printed bicycle saddle. We use an industrial 3D printer with Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology. The upper part of the saddle is made of a specially developed patent-pending lattice structure, which we print from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). All this allows us to customize the saddle's stiffness and individual zones exactly to the cyclist's specific needs. The lower part of the saddle, the rails, and the shell are made of carbon fibre. In May 2022, we launched a pre-sale of the first 100 custom saddles and sold out in a few weeks. Less than a year later, we already have customers from all around the globe.
Faces of Posedla
1st place in the startup category, Innovation Company of the Ústí nad Labem Region 2021 award, press release
Creative Business Cup National Final, article
Hospodářské noviny Top 10 Innovators of 2022, article
Investment from Prusa Research, a.s.
Winning PrusaLab HW Accelerator, article
Selection of articles
Gear Junkie: World’s First Custom 3D-Printed Saddle: Small Czech Brand Cradles Biker Booty (article)
Road.cc: Fancy a 3D-printed saddle custom-made for your butt? Plus more tech news... (article)
Raw magazine: Posedla - the first 3D printed custom saddle (article)
Bikerumor: Posedla Joyseat makes fully custom 3D-printed saddles available in limited Founder’s Edition (article)
3Dnatives: Creating More Optimized Bicycle Saddles Thanks to Industry 4.0 Technologies (article)
Radio Prague International: Investment boost for Czech startup making 3D printed bike saddles (article)
Mediář: Cycling brand Posedla wins with a spot from Boogie Films (article)
MediaGuru: Posedla wants to conquer the global market, launches campaign (article)
Forbes: Two childhood friends are passionate about the saddle. And they manufacture it to fit one's buttocks (article)
TrendWatcher: Czech startup Posedla produces custom-made bicycle saddles (article)
We love cycling: We'll be the first in the world! Motivation to break barriers gave birth to Posedla (article)
RoadCycling.cz: Popularizer of 3D printing Josef Průša will open the doors of PrusaLab workshop to promising startups, will focus on sustainability (article)
Forbes: It's time to give back, says Josef Průša, with this he invested in the company from his accelerator (article)
Hospodářské noviny: 3D printing pioneer Josef Průša invests millions in a manufacturer of customized bicycle saddles (article)
Seznam Zprávy: Varnsdorf startup to produce customised bicycle saddles using 3D printing (article)
Czech Crunch: Josef Průša invests millions in company that aims to improve cycling as a whole (article)
Lupa.cz: Průša invests in customized bicycle saddles and launches a new round of hardware accelerator contest (article)
Euro.cz: Startup Posedla is redefining cycling. (article)
Běhej srdcem: Posedla. Czech tech startup producing customized cycling components using 3D printing (article)
StartupJobs: Tailor-made bike saddle. North Czechs print personalized 3D bicycle saddles and will soon send them out into the world (article)
Mtbs: Startup Posedla wants to produce high-end saddles by using 3D printing (article)
MTBIKER.cz: Posedla - the first 3D-printed custom saddles (video)
Bici da Strada: Sella Posedla Joyseat: stampata in 3D sulla forma del proprio sedere (article)
The cycling journal: Αποκλειστική συνέντευξη των δημιουργών της μοναδικής απολύτως custom 3D printed σέλας της αγοράς (article)
When we're not making saddles...
We're recording our podcast called "Life in the Saddle". We invite guests from the world of cycling and ask what it's like behind the exclusive cycling curtain.
We are testing and producing cycling cosmetics. The first product was our cycling chamois cream Smiling Butt Cream, which takes care of your saddle area. The cosmetic line was completed in spring 2022 with a pair of massage emulsions - Warming Legs Cream and Cooling Legs Cream.