Body Geometry Saddles
Our approach is simple. With the help of internationally noted ergonomics designer Roger Minkow, M.D., we've developed a series of products that create medically proven solutions to many of the soreness, numbness and dysfunction problems that have plagued cyclists for more than a century.
While normal saddles compress the pudendal arteries and nerves [A], a Body Geomtry saddle decreases this pressure by removing the center section [B]. The result is a clear and proven reduction in soreness, numbness, and soft tissue damage.
Studies by urologist Dr. Frank Sommer at the University of Cologne in Germany have actually measured and quantified penile flow in male cyclists while riding. The studies have proven that pressure from conventional saddles reduces blood flow to just 18% of the normal rate within just a few minutes, while the blood flow effect of the latest Body Geometry saddles is a minimal as sitting in a padded chair.
The Width Story
A saddle should do more than simply protect you from your seatpost. Like shoes, gloves and other gear you depend on, it should fit. Perfectly.
Until now, saddle width had been determined by little more than an educated guess based on myriad opinions and a few calluses. But physiology makes it clear that it does not, and should not, have to be this way: different riders, even those with identical waist sizes and weights, can have different sit bone width measurements. Thinner saddles are not always best for the peletons svelte, just as a sprinter does not necessarily require a wider saddle due to broader musculature. There is one primary determinant of proper saddle width: the distance between the ischial tuberosities (a.k.a. sit bones):
Related to this is rider position: as a rider rolls forward into a more aggressive aero position, the sit bone placement tapers closer together. As a result, a more comfortable endurance position requires a slightly wider saddle than a faster, more aero position would require.
So without dimensions like waist measurement available as a reliable way to determine sit bone width, and because perceived comfort is a poor substitution for a measured fit, we developed the Body Geometry Saddle Fit System to provide an easy way to accurately measure your actual sit bone width. Once youve been measured, try either of our two all new racing saddle designs, the Alias and the Avatar. Each is available in 3 widths to ensure a perfect fit, based on your actual measurements and preferred riding position.