Cyberdemon wrote:This hurts my taint just thinking about it.
In addition to echoing all the previous comments - this seems to have a fundamental disregard for human anatomy, materials, manufacturing, and basic cycling or bike construction.
You literally have a sharp edge where my ass goes.
Why does it appear to be made from a 2mm wall of solid plastic? How does it attach to the seat post? How is it adjusted? Why have a flat area in the back if my ass is so far forward? Since when are aerodynamics a problem in a bicycle seat, and what analysis have you done that actually makes this more aerodynamic other than some arrows you drew?
You have nice renderings...but nice renderings masking a design that is either so fundamentally advanced I can't possibly fathom how amazing it is, or a design so fundamentally flawed you skipped over the parts of the design process that were important to jump to the 3D renderings.
Wow, I didn't realize a concept could upset somebody so much? haha. It was conceptual, I wasn't claiming this to be more or less aerodynamic or better or worse than current seat designs, I was just trying to illustrate why certain design choices were made in order to maintain air flow being that the shape would definitely cut the air worse that a typical seat. Now if a seat will actually affect aero dynamic's enough on a bike to actually affect a competitor would be another story. But it would lead back to me saying it's just conceptual.
This project was just about exploring forms for me. I was using theory rather than facts, motorcycle seat are shaped similarly and I was applying that theory to bike seats, in a what if scenario. Being that this was just a portfolio piece, I thought it would be a cool project to explore something that doesn't typically change too often and a good way to show my technical abilities.
Maybe that was the wrong thought for me to have... by the way pretty close on the 2 mm, its 3mm haha