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FAQ's:

Q.
How should I install the new BiSaddle coverings?

A.

BiSaddle® Covering Installation

The surfaces need to be removed from the frame to replace the coverings. You may want to mark the surface positioning on the frame. The coverings are different, left from right, and most easily distinguished by the seam on one side of the elastic on the bottom. The seam is meant to be on the inside/non-leg-side of the surfaces.
Step 1. Find a matching covering and surface side. Pull the covering over the nose of the surface as shown in the picture below left.
Step 1. Pull covering over nose of surface. Step 2. Stretch fabric up inside of surface.
Step 2. Stretch the fabric up the inside/non-leg-side of the surface as shown in the picture above right.
Step 3. The fabric can now be stretched over the back lip and pulled around to place the seam about 1/4 inch below the ridge as in below left.
Step 3. Stretch fabric over back lip. Step 4. Fabric spread out to edges on bottom.
Step 4. Fabric should be spread out to the edges on the bottom to where the loop of elastic looks like the picture above right.

Q.
What are the surfaces like?

A.
Support surfaces of the BiSaddle® bicycle saddle consist of three portions: a hard inner shape-forming material, a cushioning surface material that is either an engineered visco-elastic elastomer or a visco-elastic foam compound and a material covering to increase durability. The hardness/durometer of the cushioning surface material is similar to that of gum eraser. For the elastomer material, it is tested on the nose of the surfaces to be within 15-19 on the Shore A scale and for the foam between 14-15, if you know what that means.

The surfaces are designed to provide individually adjustable portions that are contoured to support the bones on the bottom of the pelvic girdle and the closely associated muscle mass.


Q.

What are the shims for?

A.
We have learned that the relative heights of the bones at the bottom of the pelvis (the legs of the V) may differ, or an individual may have an anomalous bump. The shims let the rider shim the height of the front and/or the back of the surfaces. We suggest that you shim the side that is not giving you the problem. The inventor shims the back of the left surface on his saddle.



Q.
How does not having a horn affect riding?

A.
Our saddle is designed to be between your legs like the standard saddle design, but the bench saddles do not provide this. This gives the rider basic balancing of the bike through the saddle. The standard saddle provides increased control by wedging up into the V formed by the ischiopubic rami bones called the perineum which is what causes the medical concerns. The BiSaddle® forces the rider to spread their weight evenly across better weight-bearing areas of the pelvic girdle.


Q.
Why are the bolts and the pin in the cleat so long?

A.
They are that long to work with the optional shims and still provide enough thread and pin depth. Those riders that don't use the shims can ride in comfort knowing that their bolts shouldn't fall out before they discover they are loose.



Q.
What types of riders will this saddle probably not work for?

A.
The jury is still out on whether the design is an advantage or an impediment to the various types of racing riders (the current weight is certainly an impediment except as a healthy training saddle). Aggressive downhill mountain bikers will find that placing themselves behind the saddle (over the back wheel) is an initial challenge. Riders need to be motivated to work through the process of "fitting" this saddle to themselves and their bicycle in order for the design to work for them. But it is worthwhile if you want to eliminate long term damage to sensitive soft tissue, nerves and arteries/veins.



Q.
How much does the saddle weigh?

A.

Visco-elastic elastomer surfaces
21.9 oz / 621 g

Visco-elastic foam surfaces
14.2 oz / 402 g

Steel frame
10.1 oz / 285 g


Q.
Is the BiSaddle involved in any scientific studies?

A.
BiSaddle & Science.



Q.
I'm a female, and if my saddle is adjusted all the way to the innermost slot positions in the front (surfaces touching) and at various angles in the back, it still is not comfortable. What do I do now?

A.
The suggested positions for the front of the surfaces for women are just starting points. Everybody's bone structure is different and so are muscles, nerves and areas of sensitivity. One woman who enjoys the saddle has the surfaces one quarter inch apart in front and only a one inch gap between the surfaces in back. She says that the front position eliminates pressure on sensitive areas and, at the angle specified, the surfaces best "cup my bones while still not putting any pressure on my soft tissue".


Q.
It's not a seat?

A.
This is the BiSaddle® "saddle" and not a "seat" because it is believed that the word saddle connotes riding while seat means more like sitting. It comes down to calling it what it is, a saddle. It is designed to support a rider engaged in the process of pedaling. Your legs need to be free to rotate in a smooth, highly repetitive manner. When the saddle is mounted on a bicycle, as opposed to an exercise machine, it also provides a balance and pivot point for the rider.

Bycycle Inc.

BiSaddle® saddle VISION

A saddle that isolates pelvic support to the ischiopubic rami, Ischial Tuberosities and associated muscle mass.

A saddle that can be easily assembled and adjusted to personally fit your unique pelvic architecture.

A saddle that, for men, elimanates compression of the Dorsal artery, vein, and nerves between the saddle and the pubic symphysis (pubic bone) as well as the blood vessels and nerves that run along the inside of the ischiopubic rami. For women, this equates to eliminating pressure on the blood vessels and veins associated with their genitalia as well as the blood vessels and nerves that run along the inside of the ischiopubic rami.

A saddle with shapes, contours and surface material that would safely and comfortably embrace the variety of rami angle variations, bone sizes, shapes, and musculature of bicycle riders.

 
 

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