Details about ISM ADAMO PELOTON ROAD TRI TT GEL Bike Saddle BlueSee original listing
15 Jul, 2012 00:51:58 AEST
Approximately AU $165.96(including postage)
Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States
|Condition:||Brand New||Brand:||ISM Adamo|
|Size:||255 X 135mm||Material:||GEL Foam|
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ISM Adamo Peloton Racer SADDLE in BLUE
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CrMO Rails - GEL & Ultra Light Foam Padding
255mm Long - 135mm Wide - 305g
ISM Adamo - The patented saddle is unisex and removes pressure off the pudendal nerve and arteries in both male and female riders for un-paralleled comfort.
Just as the name suggests, this is ISM’s road racer model. The Peloton has a sleek shape to meet the demands of road cycling. It’s slightly narrower as the saddle tapers to the rear. Perfect for the Saturday morning group ride or the Tour de France.Why is ISM™ so confident it is a medically superior seat?
On an annual basis, bicycle riding involves several hundred million people worldwide. Studies have linked perineal pressure caused by straddling traditional bicycle seats to numbness, urinary tract and yeast infections, prostate inflammation and impotence. For male riders, in addition to the discomfort and numbness associated with a traditional saddle, there is an increased susceptibility to restricted blood flow, which can lead to arterial occlusion and permanent erectile dysfunction. For women, the restricted blood flow and hardening of the genital arteries can lead to an inability to reach orgasm. It has been found that as little as 11% of a person’s body weight can compress the genital artery!
ISM Saddles are not gender specific. Men and women both are enjoying the pleasure of a comfortable ride with all of ISM saddles.
The big difference between male and female riders is the width of the sit bone and that width is influenced by child birth. ISM purchased two medical models of a male and female hip of an average person for use in their research. From the center of one side of the sit bone to the other side the width difference is 11 mm (.43 inches) which is equal to less than ¼ inch on each side. Additionally on both models the bones angle forward towards the center of the body as the rider rotates forward into the 60 degree riding position (the 60-degree position is the most common riding position). ISM has designed the Adamo saddles to follow the natural inward angle of the hips.
The Adamo Racing and Road saddles are approximately 70mm wide in the front, however, we have removed the front 2-4 inches of a traditional saddle. The nose is the source of many for discomfort, so ISM removed it.
Quite a few bike riders have a tendency to sit too far back on the Racing and Road saddle. The last 1.5-2 inches of the saddle is not supposed to be sat on. It is there for the rails and to make the saddle UCI legal.
Although sitting on a pad to determine sit bone width is helpful it is not totally accurate. The sit bones are covered with fat and muscle and the thickness of that fat and muscle can influence the indentations left on the pad. ISM used two medical models of a male and female hip, of average persons, in their research. The hip of the male model measures 122 mm wide from the center of each sit bone and the hip of the female model measures 133 mm wide from the center of each sit bone. On both hip models the bones angle forward towards the center of the body as the rider rotates forward into the 60-degree riding position (the 60-degree position is the most common riding position). ISM has designed their saddles to follow the natural inward angle of the hips.
Most traditionally shaped saddles place much of the rider’s weight on the perineal area (soft tissue area) and not much pressure on the sit bones. The ISM saddles have eliminated the nose and cause the weight of the body to be supported by the sit bones. The human body has muscle covering the sit bones and in some people, those muscles need to be conditioned before total comfort is obtained. The conditioning period varies from one rider to the next but proper conditioning will be achieved. The muscle soreness is the same soreness you might get on your first few visits to the gym or your first day of yard work after a long winter.
Both the ISM Adamo Road and Adamo saddles employ the same proven dimensions and design characteristics. The primary differences are the foam, gel and rails.
The Adamo Road saddle has more gel in the area of the sit bones continuing forward to the front of the saddle and a thicker foam base covering the entire saddle. Road bike riders spend most of their time in the 60 degree riding position (on the brake hoods) and were requesting more gel and padding in that area. The Adamo Racing saddle has ultra light foam and two get pads in the sit bone area and two additional pads on the front arms.
The inside edges of the front arms of the Adamo Road have had the foam trimmed away to create more of a trough in the relief area. Although the difference is minimal, the Adamo Road saddle did perform better during our blood flow testing in the 30-degree position. The Adamo Road saddle has re-mo rails, is approximately 135 mm wide and weighs about 320 grams. The Adamo Racing has titanium rails, is approximately 130 mm wide and weighs about 270 grams. Comfort levels on both saddles are good.
Both saddles place more pressure on the sit bones. The human body has muscle covering the sit bones and in some people, those muscles need to be conditioned a bit before total comfort is achieved. The conditioning period varies from one rider to the next.
Proper set up and installation are very important in achieving maximum comfort. The saddles are designed for the rider to place all of his/her weight on the sit bones. As with all nose less saddles, the ISM saddles place pressure on the sit bones. The sit bones are covered with muscle, which must be conditioned before you achieve maximum comfort. The amount of time for muscle conditioning varies amongst riders. The doctors have compared the muscle soreness to a weight workout and no damage is being done to the body. A PDF showing the set up and installation instructions and a diagram showing proper positioning can be viewed and printed from ISM’s website. The diagram reflects the set up for a male rider, however, female riders can also use the same set up. The saddles are not gender specific.
With the Touring and Sport models the rider should not feel the front arms pressing on the backs of their legs. If they are feeling this, the saddle should be moved back, in small increments, until it is not bothersome. In addition, keep the saddle level. Pointing the front arms upward, may also result in pressure on the back of the legs.
If you feel like you are rocking on the seat, lower your saddle.
In addition, a rider sometimes may find more saddle comfort if they rotate (angle from side to side) the saddle a few degrees to the left or the right of the top tube. If the saddle is rotated, a rider might find the soft tissue area (perineal area) will fit into the opening (trough) between the two front arms.
ISM - Ideal Saddle Modification is the brainchild of Steve Toll, an avid cyclist and swimmer living in Tampa, Florida. In the winter of 1997, following a bike ride with his wife, Laura, Steve sketched out a design for a seat he thought would eliminate, or at least reduce, the discomfort most riders experience on a traditional bike saddle. By 1999, with some assistance from his family, the concept was patented. That’s a significant milestone for an industry that hasn’t seen a major saddle change in years.
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