Patent Number: 8,720,992

Title: Ergonomic saddle structure

Abstract: An ergonomic saddle structure for bicycles and pedal machines, includes a shell made of relatively rigid material, and a connection member anchoring the shell to a frame of a bicycle or a pedal machine. The shell has a rear portion of enlarged plan shape and, a front portion with at least partially tapered plan shape, and an intermediate connection portion. The rear portion has uniformly joined lateral edges of a substantially convex shape. The intermediate portion has lateral edges of concave plan form and bend radius about equal to the average bend radius of the lateral edges of the convex rear portion (3), and a minimum width just greater than the maximum width of the connection member, so to define, at the user's thighs, a narrow zone adapted to reduce compression and rubbing of the inner surface of the thighs with the lateral edges of the shell.

Inventors: Bigolin; Giuseppe (Rossano Veneto, IT)

Assignee: Selle Italia S.R.L.

International Classification: B62J 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018