The Rido Saddle, launched in the UK back in 2004, features a unique monocoque sculpture for the shell and a no slip surface, offering localized flexibility and give in vital regions of the saddle. Its a one size fits all design, comes in different colors, and those who have used it clearly seem to love it. The company claims their design is the result of countless studies and trials.
It is an interesting idea that has been conceptualized and maybe tried before : Poke a lot of holes in your super stiff saddle shell, keeping a good distance between each hole so it flexes wherever you want it to.
In the Rido, notice the wide sitting area and the bigger holes in the middle portion, where the sit bones seat (ischial tuberosities) .
From their website :
The RIDO saddle's construction is a unique monocoque sculpture TM, a patented technological manufacturing revolution in itself, specially developed to fulfil the design's requisite combination of localised flexibility and rigidity and doing away with the need for any superfluous upholstery.
The result is a firm, tough (no upholstery to tear), relatively lightweight (360g) saddle, no larger than today's conventional sports saddles (for dimensions, click on file below) that we can produce in all kinds of exciting colour combinations, is affordable to everyone and, most of all, provides a new and unrivalled level of improved rider comfort with a completely free pedalling action.