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This Bike Seat Claims To Be 'Truly Anatomical'

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Ann Thompson
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WVXU
Shane Page shows off the anatomically correct bike seat he invented.

Physical therapist Shane Page and his company, Edge Cycle Technologies, have developed a bike seat that he says is “truly anatomical and accepts our anatomy instead of pressing against it.”

Page won a University of Dayton competition and plans to sell the seat, called the Physiosaddle, beginning this summer.

Bicycles have been around since the 19th century, and Page couldn’t believe no-one had come up with this idea and patented it. “We designed the seat with four specifically placed concavities or indentations that actually accept our anatomy versus pressing into it,” he explains.

Not only did he get the $25,000 UD award, but the Dayton Entrepreneur’s Center also matched it.

Edge is on its second prototype with testing underway by mountain bikers, road riders, spinning classes and everyday riders.

“We have a retired marine who is riding in a race called Race Across America, and he wants to ride it across the country so we have to have it to him by June,” says Page.

Edge is taking pre-orders. For racers, the bike seat and the rails, made of carbon fiber, cost $299. One with titanium rails goes for $189. There will be a cheaper seat made of plastic for everyday riders.

The Physiosaddle will be manufactured in Centerville.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.