Ere Research

Introducing Ere Research Saddles

Introducing Ere Research Saddles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Baar, Switzerland – July 5, 2018 - Following a successful market debut with a complete road tire line, Ere Research is excited to introduce their innovative line of saddles featuring on the fly adjustments with the Comfort Trigger, a unique device that allows the rider to adjust the flexof the saddle with a lever positioned under the nose of the saddle.

Ere Research CEO Piet van der Velde teamed up with his former colleague and ergonomic specialist Dr. Roger Minkow, the man who revolutionized how we look at ergonomic saddles today, to create the Genus and Omnia saddles. The goal at Ere Research is to make saddle choice understandable and simple. There are two basic shapes available, the flat-topped Genus and the curved-top Omnia which address differences in rotational flexibility. Along with these shapes are three widths (133mm, 145mm, and 157mm) and two lengths (240mm and 270mm) each. Dr. Minkow, who is known for saddle design based on medical research, is currently doing an extensive study with Dr. Michael Eisenberg, an Assistant Professor of Urology at Stanford University, on the relationship between saddle shape and the health of male and female cyclists. This study is designed to give cyclists as well as fitters a new way to decide saddle choice.

The Ere Research Comfort Trigger (patent pending) is a small lever located under the nose of the saddle designed to allow the rider to varythe flex of the saddle on the fly for the following advantages:

• The rider has the option of altering the riding experience without having to buy a new saddle.

• The rider can adjust the comfort level while riding during long rides.

• The rider can choose to adjust the comfort level when going from smooth tarmac onto uneven cobblestone roads.

• When approaching a climb, the rider can add some flex to the saddle, lowering his or her position to generate more power output.

Weight has been kept to just 125g (145mm x 240mm Genus CC saddle)through extensive engineering work resulting in the Torsion Bar, a lateralbar between the saddle rails that transfers flex to the saddle base,allowing the rails to be a stronger and lighter structure overall.

Approximate MSRP: 330 Euro / 385 USD Available Fall/Winter 2018

Contact Piet van der Velde at piet.vandervelde@ereresearch.com with further inquiries and product sample requests


About Ere Research

Ere Research is the culmination of a lifetime of bicycle passion, spent both on the bike and in the back channels of the bicycle industry steering product development and design. Our mission is to make your next bike ride your best bike ride with product created to enhanceand expand your riding experience utilizing the finest in materials,engineering, and design.


About Piet van der Velde

Ere Research CEO Piet van der Velde raced professionally in the ‘90s before moving into product design and management, with aconcentration on performance ergonomics and saddle design. The past decade has seen Piet as a product manager for Specialized, Prologo, Selle Italia and Selle San Marco saddles. He has contributed hundreds of thousands of bicycle saddles to the cycling community around the world. More than likely one of your current or former bikes has a saddledesigned at Piet’s workstation.


About Dr. Roger Minkow

Dr. Roger Minkow has over 30 years experience inventing award winning ergonomic solutions, starting with The Backworks, creating weight training machines based on gymnastics movements and exercises that put patients with back and neck pain in traction whileexercising. From 1997 – 2016 Dr. Minkow served as the ErgonomicConsultant to Specialized Bicycle Components where he was responsible for the original concept, ongoing design, and production of the Body Geometry line of ergonomic products.


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Comfort Trigger

The Ere Research Comfort Trigger (patent pending) is a small lever located under the nose of the saddle designed to allow the rider to varythe flex of the saddle on the fly for the following advantages:

• The rider has the option of altering the riding experience without having to buy a new saddle.

• The rider can adjust the comfort level while riding during long rides.

• The rider can choose to adjust the comfort level when going fromsmooth tarmac onto uneven cobblestone roads.

• When approaching a climb, the rider can add some flex to the saddle,lowering his or her position to generate more power output.

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Genus and Omnia

Ere Research saddles will be offered in two shapes, the flat-topped Genus and the curved-top Omnia which address differences in rotational flexibility, in three widths (133mm, 145mm, and 157mm) and two lengths (240mm and 270mm) each.