Specialized Saddle Technology

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SPECIALIZED SADDLES - FIND THE PERFECT MATCH

Connecting you and your bike in perfect harmony, Body Geometry saddles are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested helping you ride faster, farther and in greater comfort. Developed with ergonomics expert Dr. Roger Minkow, M.D., Body Geometry saddles reduce pressure on arteries and soft tissue for improved blood flow and comfort. Find your ideal saddle by visiting a Specialized dealer and ask for a complimentary sit bone assessment.

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ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED

A hard day in the saddle is often just that—a poorly designed seat causes numbness and sore spots. We work with ergonomics expert Dr. Minkow and our team of Body Geometry fitters to create saddles that provide outstanding comfort and support, all while helping increase blood flow for men and relieve soft tissue pressure for women.

Extensive pressure mapping has given us plenty of clues on comfort. When a rider rolls forward on the nose of the saddle, increased pressure on the pubic region becomes an issue. Innovations like specific grooves and foam cutouts reduce those discomforts. Years of Body Geometry study showed us that women benefit from a wider, hourglass cutout with beveled walls that won't collapse and pinch sensitive areas.

 

SCIENTIFICALLY TESTED

Correct saddle fit is the fastest way to win comfort on the bike. To achieve this, each of our saddles is designed and tested with our global team of Body Geometry fitters. We've taken thousands of measurements to hone in on the best saddle fit. Then we ride, refine and repeat to deliver the perfect saddle. Just ask pro cyclist and Paris-Roubaix winner Tom Boonen.

We have the medical data to prove our saddle designs increase blood flow and oxygen levels—two good things to have when you're riding a bike fast. Without doing the over-share on personal details, we've measured blood flow to the penis as men pedal. Those numbers indicate more blood going to the soft tissue. In the short term, that's less numbness. We've found that for women, decreased blood flow can cause urinary and sexual complications. In the search for greater comfort, we used a saddle pressure map equipped with 64 sensors. This feedback showed us how we can optimise saddle design and cutouts to remove pressure from sensitive zones.




ADAPTIVE EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Beyond the signature Body Geometry design, select Specialized saddles feature new Adaptive Edge technology. Utilising a softer material on the perimeter of the saddle, Adaptive Edge technology allows the edge of the saddle to conform to the shape of each rider's anatomy. Adaptive Edge works with the rider from the very first ride—no break-in period necessary.


BODY GEOMETRY FIT

Ischial tuberosities—the two words and bones that determine your position on ride comfort. It's the reason we insist on designing a wide range of saddle widths and shapes that are optimised for body type, riding style and sit bone width. Correct saddle width changes the entire equation: relieving pressure on soft tissue, increasing blow flow and removing hot spots. Shape is also function-driven. A stretched out, aggressive position calls for a curved saddle while an upright position and less flexibility favor a flat saddle.


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30-DAY SADDLE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Specialized offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee* on Body Geometry Saddles to help you reach the ultimate fit.

A big concern for any rider, novice or seasoned veteran, is the comfort on the saddle and to help you decide on the best saddle for you, Specialized wants to give you the opportunity to do so with complete confidence. 

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