FR-1 Cork bicycle saddle - side view
FR-1 Cork bicycle saddle - front view
FR-1 Corkand titanium bicycle saddle - side view
Frame Cycles Cork bicycle saddle - rear view
Frame Cycles Cork and titanium bicycle saddle - top view

Cork and titanium saddle

The FR-1 Saddle harnesses cork’s natural properties - its light weight, cushioning capacity, and water resistance - to eliminate the need for plastics in a modern bike saddle.

The first batch of saddles have been made using a firm grade of reconstituted cork, which means the finished product has a similar hardness to a typical leather bike saddle. Like a cork shoe sole it will soften at the points where regular pressure is applied, meaning that within a few weeks of daily riding you should begin to notice a change in comfort and fit... read more.  

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Cork saddle close up

Reconstituted cork seat

Cork's natural cushioning capacity and light weight make it the perfect material for a bike seat... read more

3D printed tianium underside - prototype of FR-1 cork and titanium bike saddle

Titanium sub-structure

An excellent strength to weight ratio, makes grade-5 titanium an ideal material for the sub-structure.

Prototype of cork bicycle saddle

Three year warranty and lifetime servicing

Our saddles come with a three year warranty and lifetime servicing at cost price... read more

Heat map showing softness profile of broken in FR-1 Bike Saddle

Softens with usage

After a short breaking in period, each saddle will take on a unique softness profile, depending on the rider's average position and contact points... read more

Frame Cycles product packaging

Plastic free product and packaging

Both the product and packaging are plastic free and fully recyclable.

Cork saddle in snow

Waterproof and weather resistant

We've spent a long time testing different densities of cork and different formulas of water-based lacquer to ensure a naturally long lifespan, even in cold, wet climates like ours.

Titanium engraving of cork and titanium bike saddle

Hand finished and individually numbered

All of our saddles are hand-finished to the highest standard and will be individually numbered.

About Frame Cycles

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, we've been testing and refining our debut product for the past 2 years... read more


Grade 5 Titanium Tube Ø7 mm
Reconstituted cork. Titanium.
3 years

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