The Illustrated Guide to Bicycle Seats

Price: $10.99

Why the Common Bicycle Seat Hurts, and What You Can Do About It

By Joshua Cohen PT, MS

Did your current saddle come with your bike when you bought it? Is it one your riding buddy recommended, or that looked cool in the store? Do you have issues with your saddle and don’t know how to make a better choice to replace it? Don't waste your time selecting seats based on looks, luck and what works for someone else. In this fully illustrated and easy-to-understand guide, Joshua Cohen 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.

Cohen combines his extensive knowledge of biomechanics (he has a Master's degree in Biomechanics and Human Movement Science), anatomy (he's also a physical therapist), seat design (he designed the Kontact Anatomical Saddle now available internationally and has been in the industry for over 10 years), and the latest saddle research (he has researched and published in scholarly journals on the topic) in this informative and relevant guide.

Cohen discusses recent changes in seat designs and how they can impact and improve your comfort and performance on the bike. The Illustrated Guide also contains numerous links to additional research and articles by the author and others for those who want to take a deeper dive into the topic. When combined with his creative and illustrative graphics (see actual pages below), this is an eBook that every person who rides or sells bicycle seats should read to get the facts and avoid being lured by “marketing-driven” saddle designs.


Note: this is an eBook. Your purchase will be stored as a PDF file in your customer account on the website for downloading and printing.


Joshua Cohen, PT, MS, is author of Finding the Perfect Bicycle Seat, which laid out much of the very detailed scholarly research on seat design and anatomy that he had accumulated for his thesis. He explains the genesis of this new eBook 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.”

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