Created by a rider who competed in RAAM, the famous “Race Across America” endurance event, the Cushion-Aid, SaddleDonut™ is designed to improve comfort for riders spending long hours in the saddle, reduce sliding and prevent saddle sores. It is easily fitted to any cycling or Triathlon specific saddle and is positioned directly beneath the rider’s sit bones to aid comfort at the saddle contact point. Finished in black for a discreet application to any saddle design, using the Cushion-Aid, SaddleDonut™ is a low impact and cost efficient way of improving your ride experience, and can be applied and removed from the saddle, causing no damage.
Christian Echavarria from Cushion-Aid was inspired to design the SaddleDonut™ after his own painful experience…”I created the SaddleDonut™ after experiencing significant saddle sores on RAAM. After extensive research, testing and riding we are delighted to offer the Cushion Aid, SaddleDonut™ , which we believe significantly improves both comfort and performance on longer rides. It is is a new brand of sports performance technology for serious and competitive road cyclists and triathlon athletes. We have incorporated Cushion-Aid’s proprietary Power-Lock Technology™ into our range of products to couple the design characteristics of your favourite saddle with the unique anatomy of your pelvis, thus eliminating micro-sliding during the pedal motion and providing more comfortable contact with the saddle”.
Although we recognize that Saddle technology has improved significantly, the pelvis and saddle coupling mechanics have not changed in 100 years.
Testimonial from one happy rider…Corky Semler – April 19, 2021
1. “I have been using the SaddleDonut™ for about 2000 miles over the past 5 months on both my gravel and road bike. Two mention-able items; first, when installed properly, and the instructions and video make it literally, very easy to do, the cushion is simply not something you are aware of when riding, as far as being uncomfortable or being a constant reminder that you are sitting on something different. Second, there is a definite sense that you are firmly planted in the saddle and that the previously unnoticed, sliding around is now gone! It does give the sensation that you are able to put a bit more power into the pedals since your hips and butt are now stabilized on the saddle. Since I am not an ultra distance cyclist and have really never suffered from saddle sores, I can’t comment on that aspect of the product. I will say that now that I’ve used it for a significant time, I would not want to ride without it, knowing the extra stability it gives me when riding”.
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