Whether you are a triathlete, roadie, TT specialist, weekend warrior, or anything in between, the Cobb Plus saddle might just be your best choice. This is Cobb's best seller for both male and female riders. It is designed with 10% firmer memory style foam compared to the V-Flow to accommodate any size rider. This saddle is sure to provide you with long lasting comfort and substantial pressure relief across any distance bike ride. The Synthetic cover offers 100% UV protection against sun damage, and 100% waterproof protection against foam rot due to sweat loss or rainy days.
Key features include under seat Airflow management for improved chamois ventilation. There is a specially formulated memory foam for all day comfort and to maintain blood flow. The Plus has a molded in, seat base design to help cradle and hold the rider, relieving lower back pain and a relief design to help eliminate numbness. An increased foam thickness creates a relief channel to further eliminate numbness.
With the use of a Form Sensor Aray TekScan unit, Cobb was able to plot the exact skin pressure points over the areas that riders use. The narrow rear section is especially great at relieving pressure from the hamstring muscle and the upper adductors. These pressure points are two of the leading causes of leg cramps and lower back pain.
Men need room for their upper legs to be able to swing further back on the saddle, especially while riding on aero bars or on the drops. Seats that have a wide rear area force the rider to move forward on the narrow nose of the seat, which is not comfortable and leads to very high Perineal nerve bundle area stress. Cobb's testing showed that the proper seat shape and width offer the support and comfort needed for high mileage, comfortable cycling.
John Cobb is Internationally famous for his work with cyclists in wind tunnels. He has spent time developing the bottom side of these saddles to help guide the air to help the cyclist with more comfort. Keeping the riders' chamois dry greatly reduces saddle sores and seat rashes. The internal base of the seat is another innovative area that helps cradle the rider for further relief of lower back stress. The swayback design gently holds the rider's torso so that he or she doesn't constantly slide forward and back on the seat. As the rider pedals with more pressure, the VFlow cradle gives a front support zone that the rider can pull against for increased power.