No one has to be told how uncomfortable cycling can be, particularly after a lengthy absence and a few more pounds of body weight.
Lifelong cycling enthusiasts who say they’ve got used to eating up all those miles on their trusted ‘conventional’ saddles, beware the physical damage you could be doing to yourselves. Chances are you haven’t actually ‘broken in’ your saddle as you might think………. the saddle has broken you in, although you might not want to admit to it! Imagine how much further you could go if you weren’t constantly having to grin and bear the discomfort. Surely cycling performance should be a matter of personal fitness and strength, not one’s pain threshold.
Leisure cyclists: that numbness feeling you’re getting during and after your ride is very real. Your body is trying to tell you something and you should start to heed its warnings.
Amazing isn’t it. With all the engineering sophistication that goes into today’s bicycles, whether they be road going racers or off-road mountain bikes, perineal (that’s the ‘crotch’) discomfort has yet to be properly remedied……. UNTIL NOW, THAT IS!
The shape of conventional saddles (with or without centre grooves, channels, recesses etc) leave you with no option other than to take the downward force of your bodyweight on your perineum. With the RIDO R2, specifically designed to give both lift (and thereby pressure relief on the perineal area) and variations in the impact zone between rider and saddle, you have the choice as to how much pressure, if any, you want to bear down on that sensitive area of your anatomy simply by slightly adjusting the saddle’s angle of tilt.
In essence it’s the degree of contact you’re having with the nose that is the key. The RIDO saddle’s nose is in fact only (a) a means of effectively steering your bike at speed (something to lean against with your inner thigh as you turn – which you can’t do with those strange looking noseless saddles) and (b) a device for keeping you on the saddle. It’s not for taking your weight….. unless you want it to!
On top of this, the R2’s patented design has the effect of reducing strain or pressure on the base of the spine, subtly inducing the increased use of your core muscles. This has shown to alleviate discomfort associated with lower back and coccyx problems for men and women who prior to discovering the R2 were unable to pursue their love of cycling.
For more info, visit http://www.rido-cyclesaddles.com.