Author: Extra | Fri, 5 Aug 2011
KURVE A SADDLE THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR EVERY TWIST AND TURN
Saddle comfort is usually given by the shape and foam on top of the base. With Kurve the comfort is given by the base and the surrounding elements.
Kurve is formed from four elements;
2. Wing Flex™
3. Mobius Rail
Re:Flex constructed base of all Kurve saddles, are sensory receptors, responding the body’s every twist and turn. The Re:Flex construction is made around thermoplastic composite materials which are layered to provide superior support and comfort. The benefits of Re:Flex are the saddle follows very movement of our sitting contact points and so optimizes the interaction you have with your Kurve saddle.
The Wing Flex™ shell flexes downward in the critical area where the inner thighs contact the saddle. Whether the rider has big or small thighs, or a wide or narrow pelvis, the saddle adapts perfectly to the rider.
The design of the Kurve saddle employs a new type of aluminum supporting rail, The Mobius Rail™. Mobius is a circular rail construction that has no beginning and no end. Made from cold forged 2014-T6 alloy aluminum it provides the rail and shell with greater flexibility and support. Unlike a traditional saddle rail, the potential pressure points caused by the rail insertion areas are eliminated.
Tuner is an interchangeable tension system, which allows the rider to customize their level of Re:Flex. There are 2 tuner tension levels: slack and rigid (or soft and hard). The rider can personalize the saddle tension by simply changing the nose mounted clip-on insert.
Kurve also looks to The Spine Concept to offer the perfect saddle for the rider.
The Snake – Flexible Spine
Those with more flexibility bend to a greater degree at the lower part of the spine. In this position, the sit bones manage most of the body’s weight with a little pressure on the genital area.
The Chameleon – In-between Spine
The ability to flex your spine may vary with your fitness level. You adjust for comfort interchangeably, sometimes relying on the sit bones or sometimes relying on the genital area to manage the body’s weight or when changing hand positions on the tops, hoods and drops.
The Bull – Rigid Spine
Those with less flexibility are not able to easily accomplish the high performance cycling position. To reach this position the pelvis rotates forward dramatically forcing the hips back. In this position, the rider’s weight is directed to the genital area.
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