A team of cycling enthusiasts have developed a product to make your daily ride a lot more comfortable. Let's face it, saddles aren't the easiest of things to get on with, and when you're riding over bumpy uneven terrain, they can expose you to a lot more than just an achy undercarriage.
The Rinsten Spring shock absorber launched today on Kickstarter. Developed by keen cyclists, this minimal and easy to fit piece is made from high-quality steel and aluminium. It affixes to the seat post, with the saddle fixed to the top. You can adjust the suspension stiffness according to your weight and comfort simply by sliding the saddle fore and aft.
The idea came from a study in 2015 where a group of scientists from the University of the West of England researched the effects of vibration on the health of cyclists. They showed that during a one-hour ride, a cyclist is subjected to vibration comparable with that which a tractor driver experiences in half a day’s work.
The brand hopes to raise $15,000 over the next 30 days to get the first run of production under way. Get in there quick to get the Early Bird special which is one Rinsten Spring for $25 (rrp $50).
For more information on the product and to make a pledge, head over to the Rinsten Spring Kickstarter page here.
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