Aerodynamics specialist John Cobb has introduced the US$169 V-Flow Max saddle, a 255g high-density foam bicycle seat for men and women.
According to Cobb, the lowered nose section – combined with the deeply cut pressure-relief trough – is designed to reduce pressure on the perineum, which includes a man’s prostate area and a woman’s most sensitive soft tissue.
The Max uses the same narrow rear section as Cobb’s other V-Flow models, which does two things: 1) it encourages riders to sit further back on the saddle, even when in an aero position, better incorporating their skeletal system for support via their sit-bones, and 2) it also facilitates the more natural rotation of a rider’s hips for better efficiency and power.
“Ongoing testing with riders who spend a lot of time on their bikes demonstrated that a firmer surface can provide longer lasting comfort if the seat is shaped correctly,” Cobb said. “The new foam will save weight while providing enhanced comfort for long rides and high-volume training.”
Cobb also explained that the rail design of the V-Flow Max will make it easier for riders to achieve ideal positioning and proper setback for International Cycling Union (UCI) sanctioned events:
“It boasts one of the longest sets of rails available, so the Max will easily adjust to a rider’s desired position,” he said. For more information, visit www.cobbcycling.com.