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Researchers looking for more riders to join Stanford saddle study

Published January 23, 2017

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than 1,000 riders from 43 countries have joined a wide-ranging saddle study being led by Dr. Roger Minkow.

Minkow said the information gathered so far is of value in answering "broad questions like the incidence of (erectile dysfunction) and cycling."

But he said he'd like more participants to sign up to start identifying the most effective saddles on the market for men and women. He'd like to sign up as many as 10,000 riders eventually.

The study is examing more than 500 saddle models from more than 50 companies.

Minkow is best known as the developer of the Specialized Body Geometry saddles and other BG products. He retired from his longtime consulting agreement with Specialized earlier this year and is working with Stanford University urologist Dr. Michael Eisenberg on the survey.

The survey is at

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