Infinity Bike Seat Review: The Revolutionary Design That Relieves Pressure

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Cycling is an excellent sport for overall fitness. It is a superior cardiovascular workout, helps to improve strength, and is low impact, which makes it easy on joints. It also allows cyclists to get fresh air, explore their surroundings, and ease stress. The biggest area for discomfort for cyclists has always been the seat. Many riders elect a heavily cushioned seat in order to provide them with relief. In this Infinity bike seat review, we will explore a bicycle seat that seeks to achieve comfort through minimalism.

What Is the Infinity Bike Seat?

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Many beginning cyclists think a plush bicycle seat will be more comfortable than a minimal one. However, professional and long distance riders invariably choose the smallest seat they can find. The reason athletes who spend a lot of time riding choose a minimal seat is they have discovered discomfort comes from increased surface area.
 
For most efficient riding, cyclists use their body weight to push their pedals. They engage their legs and lift off from the seat slightly to bear their weight with the legs. The seat becomes a placeholder more than a weight support in order to achieve a comfortable ride.

Infinity has taken the concept of a minimal bike seat to a whole new level. Their seats are designed to eliminate all unnecessary surfaces to prevent areas of friction or pressure. Their seats resemble padded outlines of a seat, either with negative spaces or spaces filled with neoprene closed cell foam. The result is a lightweight seat that completely relieves sit bone pressure and reduces the possibility of saddle sores.

Product Specs

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The infinity bike seat features a cut out frame design that is hand wrapped in genuine Italian leather. The seat weighs only 265 grams. Styles are available with complexly empty space or seats that feature a neoprene covering. The saddle creates a hammock feel that supports the riders without creating pressure points.

Pricing

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The products in our Infinity bike seat review ranged in price from $23 to $300. The more expensive seats feature lightweight, composite construction designed for high performance in endurance racing. The less expensive seats often featured attachments to affix the seat to an inexpensive seat post. Less expensive seats also had padding and springs as part of the fundamental design.

How It Compares

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For our Infinity bike seat review, we compared the Infinity bike seat to several other bicycle seats available on the market. We examined each of the seats in our Infinity bike seat review on their ease of use, design quality, and warranty. We also included a list of pros and cons for each seat. The other seats we tested were:

  • Bluewind Bicycle Seat
  • Bikeroo Bike Seat
  • Selle Italia Flow Saddle

Infinity Bike Seat Review

Price 

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Ease of Use

Our Infinity bike seat review found that the infinity is a very comfortable seat easy to get used to. The short nose makes mounting and dismounting easy, and the overall feel is like sitting in a sling. The design effectively eliminates sit bone pressure, and you feel like you can ride forever. The Infinity bike seat is a great choice for serious cyclists who have had problems with discomfort from conventional bicycle seats.

Design Quality

The design is lightweight, functional, and durable. The seat features standard rails so the Infinity will mount on most high end bicycles with little to no difficulty.

Warranty

The seat comes with a standard warranty that protects against defects for one year. The seat also has a 30 day money-back guarantee. The warranty does not cover damage to the seat that is suffered because of crashes. The warranty does not cover scuffs or blemishes incurred through normal use.

Pros

  • Lightweight seat
  • Eliminates sit bone pressure
  • Genuine Italian leather

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not ideal for casual cyclists
  • Minimal warranty

Bluewind Bicycle Seat

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The Bluewind bicycle seat is on the opposite end of the spectrum from the Infinity. This is an oversized, memory foam bicycle seat with a shock absorption element added in the rails. The seat is made from waterproof leather. The seat features two mountain rails and also includes a mounting adapter to fit on a cylindrical seat post. Purchase price also includes two mounting tools and a reflective arm band. The seat weighs 545 grams.

Price 

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Ease of Use

The Bluewind bicycle seat seems like a good idea in theory, but our Infinity bike seat review reveals the inherent flaw in the Bluewind's design. The Bluewind feels comfortable the first time you sit on it, but as you ride, you develop soreness because of friction. The Bluewind has a lot of surface area, and if you use this seat for long duration rides, you will not be comfortable. For rides less than an hour, this is an acceptable saddle.

Design Quality

The design is acceptable for casual riding but not for high intensity or long duration rides. The memory foam feels comfortable initially but becomes less comfortable as you ride. The Bluewind does not have a design inspired by the practical needs of endurance cyclists.

Warranty

The Bluewind comes with a 90 day money-back guarantee.

Pros

  • Memory foam construction
  • Waterproof leather
  • Spring element mounted on the rails
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Uncomfortable
  • Poor warranty

Bikeroo Bike Seat

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The Bikeroo is another bicycle seat that attempts to solve the problem of cyclist discomfort through padding. This seat also features a central cut out in order to relieve pressure on the prostate for male riders. The seat is not oversized and has standard mounting rails. Purchase price also includes an attachment for affixing the seat to a standard cylindrical seat post. The seat weighs 1.2 pounds.

Price 

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Ease of Use

The Bikeroo bike seat incorporates some theory that we found in our infinity bike seat review. The central cut out eases seat pressure, and overall this is a comfortable seat. We found that the Bikeroo was better than the Bluewind for rides exceeding an hour, but not as good as the infinity for longer rides. The additional cushioning on the wings of this saddle feels nice the first time you mount, but the added surface area chaffs with prolonged use.

Design Quality

The design of the Bikeroo conforms to a standard bicycle seat, and the central cut out provides additional performance. This seat is an upgrade over many bicycle seats that are designed for comfort.

Warranty

The Bikeroo comes with a 12 month money-back guarantee.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Good warranty
  • Center cut-out eases pressure

Cons

  • Too much cushioning
  • Heavy
  • Not water resistant

Selle Italia Flow Saddle

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The Selle Italia flow saddle is a classic professional racing saddle favored by many professional riders. Weighing only 225 grams, the saddle features a minimal design similar to what we saw in our Infinity bike seat review. The saddle features little padding and has a central cut-out. The nose and the wings are both truncated to minimize surface area. The saddle has standard mounting rails that will fit most high end bicycles.

Price 

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Ease of Use

The Selle is a saddle that will seem instantly familiar to anyone who has spent a significant amount of time on a bicycle. It is lightweight, minimal, and comfortable. The truncated wings and nose make mounting easier, but unlike our infinity bike seat review, there is no element to reduce sit bone pressure.

Design Quality

The Selle is aware that comfort comes from reducing surface area, but truncating the wings is not ideal. The Infinity reduces sit pressure in the center of the saddle in a way the Selle's minimal design fails to duplicate.

Warranty

The warranty for the Selle will depend on the seller.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Central cut out
  • Minimal design

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Truncated wings shift pressure to the sit bones
  • Limited warranty

Conclusion

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Any of the bicycle seats that we examined in our Infinity bike seat review would be a good choice depending on the needs of the rider. The Bluewind is a good choice for a casual rider that does not intend to ride at high speeds or intensity for long durations.

The Bikeroo is a good choice for an intermediate cyclist who wants to do rides of moderate length. The Selle Italia Flow Saddle is an example of a standard, elite style saddle that would be a good choice for serious and professional riders.

We found that the Infinity bike seat was more comfortable than any other seat in our review. The negative space design eliminates sit pressure and creates a hammock or sling feel. The Infinity is a very good choice if you are a serious athlete who plans on riding in endurance events.

There is no chaffing and there is little potential for saddle sores. The seat is also lightweight enough to be a consideration for pro riders who have weight requirements for their equipment. The Infinity bike seat represents a revolutionary new approach for a comfortable endurance bike saddle.

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