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Female issues

female pelvic girdle

Close-up of female pelvic girdle (above)
showing angle of the Ischial Tuberosities.

This is a picture of a female showing the pelvic girdle as a skeleton overlay in the proper place.

When you are riding a bicycle, the bone portions on the bottom of your pelvic girdle support most of your body's weight.

"female"

Female pelvic girdle on regular bike saddle (rear view)Female pelvic girdle
on regular bicycle saddle
(rear view).

The main problem of a standard saddle is the lack of width to adequately support women's ischiopubic rami and Ischial Tuberosities.

The other problem with a standard saddle is its convex shape which exerts pressure on the perineum area. Some women develop urinary tract infections or pain from chafing and pressure.

The space between the Bycycle Inc. saddle surfaces eliminates pressure and chafing on the perineum. Like men, women also need a saddle surface soft enough to be confortable without allowing the bones to sink deep enough to put pressure on the nerves, and arteries/veins in the perineum area.


Female pelvic girdle on Double Pops saddle (rear view)Female pelvic girdle
on Bycycle Inc.
saddle
(rear view).

As you can see, the Bycycle Inc. saddle is designed to support the ischiopubic rami and Ischial Tuberosities. The contour of the saddle surface approximates that of these bones.

The surface portions may be set in the front to the inner most slot positions, which makes the very front of the surfaces touch. This position is not recommended for men, who need a gap between the surfaces in the front to allow arteries, veins and nerves to pass into the genitals without being pressured. Women may desire to set the surfaces apart a little to minimize pressure near the sensitive pubic symphisis area.

The slope in the back of the surfaces forming a ridge is designed to support the Ischial Tuberosities and the associated muscle mass on either side.

front view of female pelvic girdle on Double Pops saddle

Female pelvic girdle
on Bycycle Inc.
saddle
(front view). 

female pelvic girdle on Double Pops saddle (side view)

Female pelvic girdle
on Bycycle Inc.
saddle
(side view)

 
female pelvic girdle on regular bike seat, side view

Female pelvic girdle
on regular bicycle saddle
(side view)

 
For more information on anatomy, see the website,
"The Basics of the Pelvis and the Perineum."

 
 
 

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