Bicycle Your Way to Good Health with the Carbon Comfort Saddle

Going green, Peachy — By on January 6, 2011 at 6:27 am
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The Carbon Comfort saddle makes bicycling less of a pain in the butt

Do your New Years Resolutions include adding more exercise, losing weight and even minimizing your carbon footprint?  One of the easiest ways you can do all three is to commute via bicycle.

Riding a bike to and from work, school and even the grocery store can help you save gas and burn extra calories without it seeming like a workout.  But are you one of the people that thinks riding a bicycle is a pain in the butt?

A few months ago, I started spin classes to add cross training to my running routine.  I really enjoy the classes, but not the sore rear end.  Despite wearing padded shorts and readjusting my sitting position, I find the discomfort distracting and even an impediment to getting to the class sometimes!

Then I read about a new invention by a long-distance cyclist who took her own “pain in the butt” experiences and developed the Carbon Comfort Saddle – a comfortable, healthy bicycle seat.  Jeri Rutherford believes that her unisex design can change the world by encouraging people to bicycle their way to good health.  Can this invention fix waistlines, as well as the environment?

RideOut Technologies manufactures the Carbon Comfort Saddle, which retails for about $85 USD.  Official specs include:

  • Unisex design supports sit bones of both men and women; distributes weight more evenly over a greater area than typical bicycle seats
  • Infused carbon-fiber base plate allows for shock absorption and flexes to fit the rider
  • Lightweight seat constructed with carbon-fiber, weighs only 14 ounces
  • Seat rails have position markings that allow for easy installation and adjustments
  • Kevlar-reinforced saddle cover and reflective safety panel for high visibility
  • Seat is topped with a high tech fiber made from bamboo, which wicks moisture naturally, is anti-microbial and cooler in the sunlight

The Carbon Comfort saddle is designed to address the most common complaint – seat discomfort.  By relieving pressure from the crotch area and allowing for correct weight distribution, nerve compression is minimized and blood flow is preserved.

Cyclists and spinners rejoice!  Now riding a bike can offer less pain and more gain.

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5 Comments

  1. Tara says:

    Sounds great – although to be honest I’ll probably start out with just a regular seat and new bike. Then once I’m really rolling, I might consider a Carbon Comfort saddle. :) Thanks for the tip!

  2. jenny says:

    I bought one from RideOut Technologies, I really love it! I ride more often now that I’m more comfortable.

  3. admin says:

    Love to hear that Jenny! Cheers, Stephanie

  4. admin says:

    That’s a great idea, Tara. I started riding more a few years ago and I’m ready for a Carbon Comfort saddle now. :)

  5. j-cova says:

    Does it seem like the nose area of the seat is a little short? I’ve read how the longer dimensions leading to the front of the saddle are to help balance the bike with your thighs and so you won’t fall off the seat. Just looking for insight.

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