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THE E2 SERIES SADDLE

The design of the Infinity E2-Series covers a wide range of cyclists. The E2-Series seat will allow cyclists to feel the road and also the fluidity of the peddle stroke. For many the padding of the E2-Series allows for riding with only a training short. You can choose your comfort level.

Here’s how it works: The revolutionary Infinity Seat design relieves pressure on your sit bones and pubic bone.  All points of contact are with areas of your anatomy that “provide their own padding”.

The Ubiquitous Saddle Discomfort

Ten-Point is the European Academy for the most Advanced Bike Fitting System in the world and is also the European Training Centre for Dan Empfield’s Slowtwitch F.I.S.T Bike Fitting Protocol.

We spend much of our time either teaching or bike fitting and one of the most common problems that we encounter is saddle discomfort.

In general saddle discomfort can be categorised into three areas.

  1. Sore and bruised bones
  2. Neurovascular problems, in particular numbness in the area
  3. Chafing

You may experience one or all of the above. We all know that when you do your mind becomes focused on that area for the entire ride and completely diminishes the enjoyment of that ride. How many times have you said, to yourself, I can’t wait to get off this saddle? Unfortunately most of us tolerate or persevere.

If you do some research you will discover that cycling has also been linked with erectile dysfunction and an increase risk of prostate cancer. However, the evidence is tenuous and certainly not conclusive.

Sore or bruised bones tend to emanate from the pressure placed on your ischial tuberosities, and your ischial and public ramen. (pubic symphysis)

Neurovascular problems arise when you compress the pudendal nerve and the associated blood vessels in that area. This causes the dreaded numbness.

One study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine stated that 61% of male cyclists suffered from genital numbness and a further 19% suffered from Erectile dysfunction.

Over the last five years saddle manufacturers have made many attempts to develop saddle designs that alleviate or eradicate some of the above issues. However, given the prevalence of saddle discomfort these attempts have not been successful.

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