I am long overdue to review this seat !
It has been one of my most trusted components since early June , 2017. In fact , I first used the seat during the National 24 hour Challenge in Michigan on June 18, 2017. I was so impressed by the great reviews and feedback from Marco Baloh.
I recently build my TT bike in the fall of 2017 and a proper seat was the last missing piece. The seat was actually first used on my old steel frame ! Following RAAM closely, I noticed that few riders are using it. Most notable was my Ultracycling favorite Marco Baloh , who was swearing by this seat.
So many RAAM racers have switched to Infinity seat. What better test for a bicycle equipment than a 3000 mile bike ride.
I took a chance and used my seat first during the National 24h Challenge. I will admit, it was a bit risky since I only had about 300 miles on it prior the race. Unfortunately , we were faced with torrential rain during the ride. The event was interrupted for over 4 hours. This was my first 24 h event, and I managed to finish 4th in my Age group while pedaling 285.1 miles in 19.5 hours.
I was actually in pain afterwards. However , this was due to all the rain , and not having the necessary time to fine- tune it. The pain disappeared after about 500 miles on this new seat !
I was mostly getting comments such as :
” Dude, this looks like a torture device” , or ” this does not look comfortable “. Lets admit, the seat does draw a lot of attention.
Everyone is asking questions and taking pictures of it !
During two 750 mile bike rides – Taste of Carolina 1200 km and SVS 1200 the Infinity seat was extremely important for my success. I managed to finish both with no cream, except once due to some rain. There was no discomfort whatsoever, and my back side was one area of my body that did not required much recovery or post ride treatment. I couldn’t believe it!
The biggest test was at Calvins 24h where I qualified for solo RAAM after completing my first full 24 h race , finishing with 385.9 miles. The weather was good, and we experienced almost no rain. The infinity seat performed very well considering the rough terrain and aggressive riding. Once again, I experienced no pain during or after the race.
Update from September 2019 – The seat was also used during another successful Paris Brest Paris finish in 65 hours. I had many issues but my back side was not one of them. Only applied cream once at the mid point.
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Currently using the E2 Model ( Featured Picture on this post ). Thicker leather for more comfort .
Between 9am on June 16th and 9am on June 19th (US Eastern Time) I will participate in VRAW (Virtual Race Across the West). This is the world’s largest virtual ultra-cycling event based on the small brother of the toughest ultra-cycling race in the world – The Race Across America. My goal is to race 925 miles/1488 km in less than 3 days in support of the non-profit “One in 8 Foundation” in support of women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
You may ask why Bulgaria and why breast cancer? Well, I was born in Bulgaria and my mother lost the battle with breast cancer there on April 29, 2013. I know what women diagnosed with cancer and their families go through, how much they need practical and emotional support from someone who can give direction and hope, someone who has been through the same battle.
Furthermore, I know that in Bulgaria, there is such organization like the “One in 8 Foundation” and they need our support now! Their national mobile support program “Soul sisters” must raise $ 5,000 by June 26 to become a permanent member of Global Giving. To implement the program for whole 2020 One in 8 needs $ 15 000 to continuing providing completely free of charge practical, informational and psychological counseling for women with breast cancer and their families across Bulgaria.
Join me to help “One in 8 Foundation” to continue supporting cancer patients before, during and after therapy.
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Leaderboard – http://www.revolve24.com/VRAW-LEADERBOARD