Prologo’s CPC technology revolutionised saddle surfacing with its volcano shaped micro-pillars a few seasons ago. The advantages of the supple-yet-grippy surface were immediately obvious to anyone who tried it.
Here at the Taipei Cycle Show, we’ve been shown the new iteration of CPC which is claimed to significantly improve vibration isolation, so early in its prototyping that it doesn’t actually have a name yet.
The honeycomb patterning is the result of hundreds of hours of design studies and experimental prototyping:
They claim that the new honeycomb patterning of the CPC texturing improves airflow to keep your downstairs cooler, and give the micro pillars more flexibility as they aren’t so grouped across a large surface area.
Prologo used the help of a research lab to test the vibration ratings and found it 12% better at vibration reduction than the previous generation CPC, and 25% better than a non-CPC saddle.
The prototype zeroc3 saddle with the latest cpc texturing. if you look closely you may be able to spot tinkoff riders using this:
Watch the Spring Classics closely and you might spot one of these under Tinkoff riders
The prototypes are out being tested and raced right now under riders from Tinkoff (the clue’s in the colour scheme of the ZeroC3), Lampre-Merida, Cofidis, and Direct Energie-sponsored riders and more.
CPC in its current guise will continue to be part of the Prologo range, but they do expect to make a reduction in price, with the all-new and as-yet-unnamed CPC saddles sitting in line with current pricing, and only available in premium versions with carbon rails.