Top Gift for Triathletes: the Max Saddle by Cobb Cycling

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The ‘Max’ bike saddle by John Cobb, founder of Cobb Cycling, has been ranked as a top gift for Triathletes and road cyclists for the 2012 holiday season in reviews on Triedge.net, CyclingIllustrated.com, and RoadBikeAction.com. Cobb Cycling designs equipment for serious cyclists and is a great company to look for when selecting gifts this holiday season.

Charity Wilmoth competes at the Tyler Triathlon riding the Cobb 'Max' saddle.

Charity Wilmoth competes at the Tyler Triathlon riding the Cobb 'Max' saddle.

I had been searching for the perfect pursuit saddle for over 4 years…This saddle is a must try for anyone if they are experiencing any pain or discomfort in a time trial or pursuit position.

The ‘Max’ bike saddle by John Cobb, founder of Cobb Cycling, has been ranked as a top gift for Triathletes and road cyclists for the 2012 holiday season by reviews on Triedge.net, CyclingIllustrated.com, and RoadBikeAction.com. The reviews designated the ‘Max’ as relieving discomfort on long rides and in aggressive positions, a feat of design they had decided did not exist until riding the ‘Max.’

The ‘Max’ bicycle saddle has a lowered nose section combined with the deep cut pressure trough to relieve pressure in the prostate/perinea area for men and the soft tissue area for women. The narrow rear section comes from the extremely popular and successful V-Flow series but is made with a higher density foam. Ongoing tests have shown a harder saddle foam is more comfortable over longer distances, Cobb developed a new foam that will save weight while adding comfort.

Dotsie Bausch, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, advocated the comfort of the ‘Max’ bike saddle in her article, “Cobb Saddles: Gift Guide #3,” on CyclingIllustrated.com and on RoadBikeAction.com. She wrote, “I had been searching for the perfect pursuit saddle for over 4 years…This saddle is a must try for anyone if they are experiencing any pain or discomfort in a time trial or pursuit position.”

In addition, the seat rail design of the ‘Max’ saddle makes it much easier for a rider to achieve the proper seat setback for U.C.I. races. With one of the longest rail lengths of any of the “triathlon” type saddles, the Max is easily adjusted to find the ultimate in positions. The ‘Max’ boasts a unique shape that is very rider friendly.

Jen Hamilton of Triedge.net recently wrote in “Christmas Wish List 2012,” “John Cobb knows aerodynamics…Having had problems finding a 'rider friendly' saddle in the past, our tester reported an immediate, phenomenal improvement in comfort after the first ride with the Max.”

John Cobb, aerodynamics expert, and to some known as the father of American bicycle fitting, began his path in the bicycle industry over 40 years ago. Cobb’s early work with wind tunnel testing and bike positions was sought after by many Ironman World Champions and Tour de France Champions. Nearly every significant U.S. Ironman World Champion and Tour de France winner has consulted with John Cobb. He has great relevance to many by his work with the “everyman” or age-group triathlete.

John Cobb began Cobb Cycling in order to address the individual needs of cyclists. He has a passion and gift to search for innovative solutions that allow all bicycle riders to enjoy the sport in comfort. The Cobb Cycling mission is simple, to increase saddle comfort for bicycle riders of all levels. Increasing saddle comfort has a direct impact on speed and performance.

The ‘Max’ is just one of many saddles offered by Cobb Cycling. They offer a wide range of saddles for cyclists of any level. Every rider has unique needs and the Cobb Cycling team is committed to finding a saddle that best fits each individual they work with. For Full information about Cobb saddles, please visit http://www.CobbCycling.com.

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