In the first book on this critical topic, Joshua Cohen lays out much of the very detailed scholarly research on seat design and anatomy that he had accumulated for his thesis, graduating with a Master's degree in Human Movement Science with a specialty in Biomechanics and Orthopedics (and a supporting area in Product Design). He's also a physical therapist.
His extensive study and research in ergonomic seat design (he's the designer of the Kontact Anatomical Saddle) and his personal cycling experience allow him to clearly explain common problems that seats cause for cyclists.
This very detailed and research-filled book will not tell you that one seat is perfect for everyone. It will teach you how to evaluate any seat objectively to find the safest and most comfortable one for you.
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Joshua Cohen, PT, MS, is also author of The Illustrated Guide to Bicycle Seats, a fully illustrated and easy-to-understand guide in which he tells you exactly what to look for when selecting a bicycle seat based on your riding style, anatomy, and typical riding position – the main factors affecting saddle comfort. He explains the genesis of the Guide (written 5 years after Finding the Perfect Bicycle Seat) in its introduction: “I completely understand that not everyone wants to read about all of the scientific details and research studies that have investigated bicycle seats. Moreover, since my first book, it seems that saddle design has become even more “marketing driven,” so it made sense to me to write a new book that distills the scholarly research – using a more graphical, easy-to-understand approach – into a guide to help riders quickly navigate through the large array of bicycle seat designs and choose the best bike seat for them based on their anatomy, riding style and typical riding position.”