Volume 95 Issue 35 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 4, 2017

BASF, partner rethink the bicycle seat

Department: Business
Keywords: Consumer products, bicycles, ergonomics, BASF
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An exploded view of Ergon's new bicycle seat.
Credit: BASF
A photo of an exploded view of Ergon's new bicycle seat.
 
An exploded view of Ergon's new bicycle seat.
Credit: BASF

BASF and the German bicycle parts company Ergon have teamed up to create a new bicycle seat, which they say hasn’t changed substantially since the 1960s. With the help of a BASF thermoplastic polyurethane, Ergon was able to move away from the standard construction of rails, seat shell, padding, and cover. Comfort and pedaling ergonomics are improved, the firms say.

 
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