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    My work for BA (Hon) Sustainable Product Design, at Falmouth university. Cradle to Cradle Mountain Bike Saddle where all materials can be separat… Read More
    My work for BA (Hon) Sustainable Product Design, at Falmouth university. Cradle to Cradle Mountain Bike Saddle where all materials can be separated at the end of the products life in order to go back into circulation. Read Less
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The aim of this project was to design a high specification, lightweight mountain bike saddle that was also sustainable through Cradle to Cradle methods; I wanted the product to use sustainable materials but mainly so that all the materials could be easily separated at the end of the products life and go back into the technosphere cycle, or if biosphere decompose.
 
 
The two base plates clamp all the materials/ components in place, using clips at the back of the saddle and a single recycled titanium bolt at the front to lock everything in place.
 
This ensures the saddle is tough and robust, but also means that after years of hard riding the materials can all be easily separated and go back into circulation (Kollamat cover, Upcycled Polypropylene base plates and Upcycled Titanium rails) whilst the Keraitine (sheep wool) cushioning can decompose.