The all new Triathlon and TT saddle - Sitero

Thursday, May 2, 2013

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We've been sitting on this for two years

Your fit on the bike is critical in enabling you to get the most power, endurance, and reduce your chance of injury while riding. This knowledge is the driving force behind all Body Geometry products, but when it comes to saddles, there's one crucial addition to the equation: BLOOD FLOW.

For years, we've been working with medical doctors, engineers, pro athletes and our Body Geometry Fit professors, to develop an extensive line of market-leading saddles that improve blood flow and relieve soft tissue pressure.

A TRIATHLON-SPECIFIC SADDLE has been on our radar for a while, and presented its own set of challenges to our development team. Put simply, triathletes sit differently to road riders on their bikes. As they get into the aero position, they shift their weight forward onto the extension of the sit bones called the Pubic Rami. A different sit zone means different pressure points, and when you're in the aero position for hours, that's a whole lot of soft-tissue pressure and discomfort.


2013 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon Winner Melissa Hauschildt

MORE POWER

Our new triathlon specific saddle – the Sitero - incorporates a Sit Zone that provides support on a rider's bone structure in the aero position. The Sit Zone allows the pelvis to rotate farther forward, which translates to MORE POWER FROM THE GLUTES AND A MORE OPEN HIP ANGLE.

"My Shiv is so comfy, fast and aerodynamic. Throw in my new Sitero saddle and I was able to stay down on my aero bars comfortably for the entire ride. It's hard to find a good Time Trial saddle that allows you stay in an aero position for such a long time."- 2013 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon Winner Melissa Hauschildt

PRESSURE MAPPING

Traditional Tri Saddle
Pressure mapping results of a rider in a triathlon position. Red areas indicate very high pressure. Blue areas represent the lowest pressure.

Popular Nose-Less Saddle Design
Less, but still concentrated pressure on the front of the saddle.

Sitero
Very little pressure up front allowing the rider to roll their pelvis forward, making them more aero.


Pressure mapping results of a rider in a triathlon position

The Tri-Pod is seamlessly integrated into the design of the Sitero Saddle

AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION

The Tri-Pod is seamlessly integrated into the design of the Sitero, allowing for an additional water bottle to be mounted on the bike. Simply remove the hook using for racking the bike in transition and install the Tri-Pod for fully integrated water storage.

SIT ZONE

A rider will naturally self-select their own position within the Sit Zone to match their individual anatomy. This provides the best structural support allowing for more anterior pelvic rotation, leading to an increased use of the glutes while keeping the hips more open, which helps transition to the run.

The SIT ZONE is located where you see perforations on the top of the saddle.

With the tapered shape of the Sit Zone there's essentially an infinite amount of widths available to any rider, meaning only ONE SIZE of the saddle is needed.

RIDE LONGER in the aero position because pressure on the arms does not increase.

Outer cover is made from an ANTI-SLIP material and perforations help to hold the rider into place.


Specialized Sitero Triathlon Saddle
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