SITTING COMFORTABLY

‘Our products embody our commitment to innovation’ — this quote does not only stand for GORE® products like our waterproof or windproof jackets. The results of endless research, testing and developing are also applicable to products which are not as obvious, but still crucial when it comes to comfort.
In this case, we’re talking about seat inserts. To ensure that we can offer you seat inserts which meet our high standards and also follow our principle of ‘form follows function’, we searched for the best partners in the industry, well known for their experience, quality and knowledge in manufacturing seat pads. Together with them, and based on scientifically proven studies, which are constantly repeated to ensure we are ahead of the fast changing demands of the sport, we are able to develop and offer a selection of pads that best solve the athlete’s needs.
We look at every angle of the sport and human body, and evaluate athletes’ and riders’ test feedback before we apply new technologies in our inserts. From highly functional, light weight, and breathable elastic fabrics and foams to a variety of different shape designs for both genders and for different levels and disciplines of riding, we touch every ingredient to ensure cyclists have the best possible riding experience and comfort.

THE GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® CUP
AN INNOVATIVE SEAT INSERT TECHNOLOGY

Developed for ultimate comfort and protection, this seat insert technology takes it to the next level and allows cyclists to head out, day after day, ride after ride.



CLIMATE CONTROL
  • Protection against the cold and wind-chill without overheating
  • Increased breathability and enhanced moisture management for year-round comfort


PRESSURE RELEASE
  • Unique, pre-formed cup prevents unwanted compression and creates extra room for men.
  • Ensures optimum comfort and support with anatomical shape.

 
 
ROAD BIKE

When on a road bike, the riding position is moved forward and is mostly static, as opposed to on a mountain bike, when the rider moves on and off of the saddle frequently. The forward leaning road position also causes the pelvis to rotate toward the front, which results in a narrower sit bone angle at the point of contact between rider and saddle.
To accommodate this specific position, GORE® road seat inserts are engineered with a road-specific shape, level of protection, and support to maximize comfort for long days in the saddle.

MOUNTAIN BIKE

The riding position on a mountain bike is more upright when compared to the road bike position. The main contact and weight distribution of the rider on the saddle is shifted backwards, with a much wider sit bone angle and a more rearward tilting of the pelvis.
GORE® Wear mountain bike-specific seat inserts support this position with the use of different shapes and materials where needed to offer maximum comfort and protection.

 
 
VARIOUS ROAD & MOUNTAIN

Our Active level seat inserts combine the needs of all riding styles in one shape. By linking both shapes from mountain- and road riding seat inserts we are able to offer an insert which is great for various cycling disciplines.
The simple and minimalistic layering and material offers enough protection and comfort for after work road rides, quick mountain-bike rides with your friends, or your daily fitness ride or commute to work.

SEAT INSERTS LEVELS
EXPERT

Our expert level seat inserts are designed to offer maximum protection and comfort for all ride lengths and intensities. A complex shape and dense foam construction minimizes vibrations and avoids numbness by taking pressure off critical areas.
The differently shaped zones are optimized for the constantly changing rider position while in the saddle, from aero to upright, providing effective cushioning from the frontal area to the sit bones.

 
 
Advanced

Advanced level seat inserts with a medium density foam offer a great protection and comfort while being light and breathable. A two-layer foam construction with specifically developed supporting zones reduces pressure on soft tissue and increases blood flow in critical areas, no matter how long the ride.

Active

A single-layer with a less dense foam construction is used in Active level seat inserts. These inserts are scientifically developed for all cycling activities and offer the needed comfort and protection for either mountain, road or recreational rides.