Year : 2019
Since LeTroupeau came to light in 2016 I have not stopped closely following the fantastic work done to this day. Since I was born, I was seduced by the indisputable beauty of the bicycle. I remember those hot summers going at full speed through the streets of the town where one of them sat all the old people cheering every break that I and my gang made in the direction of the main square. I have always had a special affection for this masterpiece of engineering on two wheels and added to my profession as a junior industrial designer makes every day arouse a great curiosity to learn more about it. That is why last winter I proposed to my partner Isaac, creator of LeTroupeau, to collaborate in a joint project where I could merge my knowledge as a designer with the classic elegance that LeTroupeau gives off. This is the result.
Once we sat face to face, we began to think of a component that included the essence of the brand and that could be integrated into the bicycle at the same time. In this way the idea of designing a saddle arose. Saddle printed in carbon, lightweight, contemporary and versatile for all types of riders.
In this way it began to be tested with a multitude of ergonomic surfaces, as well as possible solutions for the saddle rails or more aesthetic aspects such as prints and incorporation of the letroupeau brand in the saddle.
This is where one gets up to dust. This modeling process determined the shape and size of our saddle. It is a quick and effective solution to be able to visualize the product in a more tangible way and thus be able to feel it in your own hands. In this way, several models can be made to achieve the ideal result that is intended to achieve.
Once finished the dimensional prototype in foam and having qualified the final aesthetic sketches, we gave way to the modeling of the saddle with advanced tools CAD (Computer-aided design). With total control over the design of the saddle, we were able to achieve the desired look and shape as well as the necessary requirements for its manufacture.
La Selle project is a bet between two passions: Design and the bicycle. Nowadays, the innovation in materials and manufacturing processes is allowing the cycling sector to evolve in leaps and bounds. With the appearance of 3D printers the possibilities of design are practically endless. Not only aesthetically or functionally, but most importantly, ergonomically. Now it can be designed fully adapting to the shapes of the cyclist, thus improving his experience with his best friend: the bike