A GREAT IDEA MADE BETTER
The countless customer feedback was taken on board:
Add some cushioning, even if it really isn’t needed.
Tone down the extent of the grippy surface and make it a bit easier to slide on and off the saddle when mounting/dis-mounting.
Round off the sharp outer corners which a few people found tended to dig into their outer ‘glutes’ a bit too much.
Get rid of the clashing yellow detail – black should mean ‘all black’
Add CrMo rails for more rigidity. The sprung steel rails were in some cases having a tendency to bow after extensive use.
Make it look less like a plastic toy and more like a saddle.
The result was the RIDO ‘R2’, first introduced in late 2009 and continues to be our best seller today.
MIX-AND-MATCH ALTERNATIVES TO ALL BLACK
Aside from its unique comfort properties, the R2 offers endless options to readily produce mix and match colour schemes, a feature that has been found particularly popular in the South-East Asia markets.The two padded sections were made to be easily removable and in so doing, an after-market in product personalisation was born.
This extended to a special edition for the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the United States which carries a £5-00 donation on each saddle sold. Such is the R2’s effectiveness in relieving perineal pressure, pre- and post-treatment patients have found it to be a boon in enabling their continued enjoyment of cycling.