Ideal Bike Saddle Moves Under Your Butt As You Pedal

The VabsRider, the world’s first virtual axis bicycle seat, is an innovative bicycle saddle featuring two sides that move independently as you pedal to distribute the load more evenly for a more comfortable ride. Australian engineer Robin Macan had always wondered why no one had come up with a comfortable bike seat, so he came up with a concept for an articulating bicycle seat that would dynamically distribute body weight as the rider pedaled. Macan figured out that when a part of the human body is pushing against something that doesn’t move along with it, it becomes sore. The flaw of the common saddle was obvious: no amount of cushioning could compensate for the inherent pain points on the human body. The innovative split seat design of the VabsRider allows for individual movement of the legs, rotating around the hip joins on an axis that is virtual to the seat and transferring pressure from the sitz bones to the femurs, ensuring an evenly distributed load. To further maximize the rider’s comfort, the split-seat comes equipped with set screws that facilitate multiple adjustments, including the fore/aft and height positions, as well as the angle and width of the saddle. The VabsRider is set to hit the market in the very near future, though the company hasn’t announced a price yet. It’s likely that it will be a bit more expensive than the average bike seat.