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Xenon / Bicycle Saddle


Saddle discomfort is one of the most pressing (yet least discussed) health issues in road cycling for men. Pubic pressure cause by poorly designed or fitted saddles results in reduced reproductive ability, sensitivity and erectile dysfunction. Carbon fiber saddles can reduce bike weight, but they are hard and unforgiving, causing additional damage to the pubic region. Xenon uses a custom 3D printed polyurethane elastomer mesh calibrated to riders' weight and riding style with parametric software to reduce road vibrations and absorb impact. The mesh is compressed in a firm carbon shell, providing the cyclist with a lighter and healthier ride.


Carleton University

Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

Eric Cross,
Carleton University