Seatylock has announced a new detachable saddle called SeatyGo that will soon go live on Kickstarter. To be more accurate, it's not the whole saddle that's detachable, it's the shell that lifts off while the rails stay attached to your seatpost.
What's the point?
"It's the first and only complete solution for saddle theft, for keeping your saddle dry in wet weather conditions and for protecting your saddle from long term damage caused by sun and humidity," says Seatylock.
Seatylock's Gabriel Bendersky says, "Just imagine all the cyclists in cities around the world looking for daily improvised solutions to secure their bike seat from theft and trying to avoid a wet ride back home. With SeatyGo we have managed to put an end to this everlasting problem in a simple and user-friendly manner."
SeatyGo will come in three different shapes: Dynamic, which is flat and sporty; Urban, which has more padding; and Ebike, which is wide and well-padded.
The SeatyGo Kickstarter campaign begins on 17 September 2019.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.