Finding the Perfect Bicycle Seat

9780971461925: Finding the Perfect Bicycle Seat
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Every cyclist is eventually confronted by the desire for a more comfortable bicycle seat that helps avoid sexual problems and other groin-related injuries. The difficulty is telling the facts from the marketing hype when shopping for a new seat.

In the first book of its kind, Joshua Cohen details exactly what to look for when selecting a bicycle seat. His cycling experience and extensive research in ergonomic bicycle seat design allows him to clearly explain:

- The history of seat design
- Common problems that seats cause for cyclists
- Human anatomy that cyclists need to know when choosing seats
- The facts about the relationship of bicycle seats and erectile dysfunction
- How various aspects of seat design impact comfort and health
- A new seat design that addresses the key risks

With a background in biomechanics, product design and physical therapy, Joshua Cohen writes from his knowledge of recent bicycle seat research and findings from a new university testing procedure. He recognizes that no seat is perfect for everyone. His objective is to teach each cyclist how to evaluate any seat objectively to decide if it will provide both comfort and safety.

The book includes 27 photos, illustrations and tables as well as 35 scientific references. The forward is by Ed Pavelka, former editor of Bicycling magazine, the first cycling publication to explore the potential sexual risks that result from sitting on a bicycle seat.

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About the Author

Joshua Cohen PT, MS has been an avid cyclist since he was twelve years old. Joshua’s love for cycling and his dedication to giving back to the sport has remained constant throughout the years.

Joshua received his baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University. After working in the clinical setting, he returned to graduate school to pursue his interests in sport research and equipment design. He was able to assist in the development of a degree program combining the research elements of the Human Movement Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the Industrial Design program at North Carolina State University. In 2002, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Human Movement Science with a specialty in Biomechanics and Orthopedics with a supporting area in Product Design.

Joshua’s Master’s thesis was titled Effect of Bi-cycle Saddle Design on Transcutaneous Oxygen Pressure and has been accepted for publication within The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

He is the owner of Unlimited Sports Analysis LLC, a biomechanical bicycle and multisport evaluation service which specializes in objective performance evaluation, injury prevention, bicycle gait analysis, and cycling specific physical therapy rehabilitation. He also has assisted in the design and development of ergonomic and sport related products.


Cohen examines and explains what can go wrong and provides guidance to buying a saddle that works right for you. -- Cycling News, February 4, 2005

Cohen suggests the shape of the seat increases or decreases pressure, and recommends some seat shapes that may alleviate pressure. -- Bicycle, April 2005

Combining physical therapy, biomechanics and product design, Cohen explains how seat design can maintain oxygen flow and avoid injury. -- Chapel Hill Herald Sun, Mar 26, 2005

If you're worried that your sport might be responsible for decreasing your joie-de-vivre, you will want to read [Cohen's] book. -- January, 2005

One day the winner of the Tour de France will thank Cohen [for his]extensive studies on bicycle seat design. -- Midweek News, Wednesday, March 9, 2005

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Cohen, Joshua
Published by RBR Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 0971461929 ISBN 13: 9780971461925
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