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Old 12-19-12, 11:53
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Time for another episode of great inventions in triathlon. Over at Slowtwitch some genius is working to revolutionize the cycling saddle as we know it. Here is his prototype.



That could pass as a US prototype Drone over Iran circa 2023. I'd be ******ed if I sat on something like that.
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Old 12-19-12, 14:00
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This dude should just let people think he is an idiot rather than post pics of his invention and prove he is.
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Old 12-19-12, 14:29
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You guys don't understand because you're not cyclists.

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Its like the response I've gotten from non cyclist with regard to my adamo saddle, they don't comprehend how it works and says it looks like a torture device, but thats because they aren't cyclists and have never ridden a TT bike.
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You guys don't understand because you're not cyclists.



thumbs up GTF. That saddle will perfect for my SoftRide. Are those wingy things supposed to keep you from cracking your walnuts?
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Old 12-19-12, 21:50
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nothing like tri-geeks to lighten up my day.

shame i don't see many of those in portugal. . . . we have plenty of freds tho, last march on a BTT ride before the start the guy that was in front of me must have asked "how much does that weight?" about 20 times to different people and about different components. he also bragged about his new 50g lighter wheels which would make a tremendous difference in his performance

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thumbs up GTF. That saddle will perfect for my SoftRide. Are those wingy things supposed to keep you from cracking your walnuts?
I should find the thread because the inventor added video. The reasoning is something like having those two prongs jamming into your crotch prevents you from sliding forward off the saddle, making maintaining an aero position easier.
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I should find the thread because the inventor added video. The reasoning is something like having those two prongs jamming into your crotch prevents you from sliding forward off the saddle, making maintaining an aero position easier.
Wow! This thread is always good for a laugh.
That saddle is unreal...and I am female. Does not look comfy.

Well, if tri geeks are not good at cycling then how else can they keep from sliding off the bike. Hmm...with that in mind maybe one prong sticking straight up would suffice.....
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I should find the thread because the inventor added video. The reasoning is something like having those two prongs jamming into your crotch prevents you from sliding forward off the saddle, making maintaining an aero position easier.
Is sliding forward on the saddle really a serious problem...on second thought, these are triathletes, so it probably is a serious problem for them.
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OK that's not real. Is it April fools? That is not possible to ride. it's pointed skyward. sick joke ha ha. it can't be, no sirree Bob. jokes on me. please don't let it be real.
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OK that's not real. Is it April fools? That is not possible to ride. it's pointed skyward. sick joke ha ha. it can't be, no sirree Bob. jokes on me. please don't let it be real.
The thread.

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.c...;so=ASC;mh=25;

I'll start by saying I don't care what your opinion is on my modification, its quite likely the weirdest thing you've ever heard, I just want to know if its legal.

I would consider myself like TJ Tollakson, in that I'm constantly adjusting modifying and fabricating equipment to suit my desires. I like to ride steep, which necessitates I also ride on the front part of the saddle (an adamo in my case). Now, as many people would say, sitting steep and getting low in front, while putting out decent power gives you a strong sensation that you're going to fling yourself right over the aerobars, you use a lot of core and upper body muscle to counteract what is essentially an unbalanced position. To combat most of this, I have a fairly aggressive upward tilt to my saddle, which puts a lot more weight on the saddle and takes it off my arms, I imagine many people do this. Recently, I have felt that if I in fact had something to "post up" against, on the front of the saddle which prevented me from sliding off the front, I would be much more relaxed and comfortable.

To this end, I used a 1/4 inch steel bar which basically make a U shape and a right angle shape to allow it to attach to the front of the seat rails, and extend around to where it forms a couple "posts" (I padded them, about 1.5 inches tall) where the adamo seat ends in the front, its as if you had a longer adamo saddle and bent the ends up at a right angle (except a little wider). I rode on it and like how it works, it'll take more adjustments to get right though. Now, it definitely looks odd, and I can see a ref zeroing in on it before a race, so is this mod legal? I didn't see anything mentioned in the rules to this end, but they do make a statement saying weird things may or may not be legal. It confers no aerodynamic or power advantage. We have racks that attach from the seat rails back to hold bottles etc., so why not this?
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