Supplier Scouting for Bicycle Saddle
Edge Cycling Technologies, located in Dayton, Ohio, is the manufacturer of a bicycle saddle that reduces the pressure points that are created by conventional seats.
Owners Shane Page and John Massengale were both about to hang up their bicycles because of the pain caused by the conventional bicycle saddle. Then the two got to talking about developing a saddle that fits the human anatomy. Shane had a rough design in mind and conveyed the design to an engineer who developed a model in CAD software. One of the many challenges for entrepreneurs or business owners developing a new product is identifying the suppliers for the various components of their assembly.
FASTLANE understood the needs of Edge Cycling and helped them navigate the startup journey. We introduced them to additive manufacturing assistance and helped to vet suppliers for the various components of the product by using our network of manufacturers across the greater Dayton region.