Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. When it comes to finding a bicycle seat that is really comfortable…a little technology can help. A company called Landyachtz is using heat to mold bike saddles to your shape. The company’s Blake Startup…yep, that’s his real name…
“So what we do, when a customer comes in, we get their bike in a trainer, we get the saddle on their bike in the correct position, we plug it in…it take about two and a half minutes to activate the carbon frame. And we unplug it, it takes fifteen minutes of riding in the trainer to mold it to you. What we want is a very dynamic ride, you’re not in a static position, you’re pedaling, moving through different positions on the bike. You’re carving out windows and what we’re going to do is increase the contact area and decrease the pressure points.”
And the bottom line…so to speak…is a perfectly molded bike seat at a cost of about 270 dollars.
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