Specialized has combined over 20 years of Body Geometry experience with Retül, the world's largest database of rider fit, and bleeding-edge material science to create the greatest combination of performance and comfort ever seen in a saddle.
After discovering the revolutionary 3D printed polymer can create an infinitely tuneable material, a lattice made up of 14,000 struts and 7,799 nodes was created, thus dramatically improving sit bone comfort by distributing pressure in a way impossible with foam. The S-Works Power Mirror saddle was born.
Our saddle team pushed this new technology to the limit, and in turn this new technology redefined what we imagined a saddle could do, inspiring some of the most creative thinking our product teams have ever engaged in. It allowed us to create over 70 designs in less than a year, going from concept to rideable sample in a single day. Light prints the lattice structure from liquid polymer, then a second chemical reaction occurs in a forced-circulation oven to strengthen and set the materials final properties.
Specialized has partnered with a Californian based company called Carbon, which specialises in 3D-printing technologies, to create a 3D-printed polymer lattice structure to form the padding of a saddle instead of using traditional foam seen on all saddles previously. This means that Specialized can customize the lattice structure to engineer different densities of lattice throughout the saddle in one single piece, which is then attached to a conventional carbon composite base.
This leap in saddle technology has enabled Specialized to deliver amazing support, comfort and performance. Our Body Geometry team has already validated Mirror's ability to assure penile blood flow by reducing soft tissue pressure, as well as improved sit bone comfort in both men and women.
The new S-Works Mirror saddle also has a 3D-printed covering, which is formed as part of the curing process, to aid comfort and form as the surface is grippy to help hold you in place.
As this saddle is in the Power family, it is a short nosed saddle. However, it finds a natural place between the Power and the Power Arc. Its profile is flat like the Power, which is teamed with the flaring of the Power Arc.