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The BodyLink Seat

hp velotechnik

The heart of every HP Velotechnik machine is their "BodyLink" seat. Using a revolutionary new technology they have created a seat which adjusts in six directions, offering choices of seat base and back angle, back length and lumbar support. The seat is made from a sandwich of HD foam and fibreglass resin, to give the best combination of strength, bulk and lightness.

The BodyLink Seat adjusts to the natural S-shape of the spine: the combination of a rigid anatomically shaped seat base and a slightly curved back rest with a flexible intermediate section offers the rider perfect support over a large area. The seat base is moulded into a cup shape which not only offers the maximum support area (more area=less pressure) but allows for free movement of your legs, takes the pressure off your Gluteus Maximus' and prevents your body from sliding forward. The angle of the base can be tilted to suit your anatomy and riding style. There is a semi-flexible centre section which is joined to the top section with a slotted adjustable sliding section to customise the length to suit your back size. At the top, the broad support gives your shoulders as much support as possible for those moments of peak power output, and the two large ventilation holes help to keep you cool under pressure. The seat can be easily detached with quick release levers.

The optional Airflow cushion gives very good ventilation with a breathable mesh fabric combined with a comfortable cushion. Air flows through large openings in the spine channel. There is also the option of a multi adjustable headrest, which is most useful if you prefer a laid-back seating position. It can be adjusted for height and angle by means of a large knurled knob on the back and it is padded with the same breeathable material as the Airflow Cushion.

To increase the BodyLink's lateral support for trike riders, they developed the SeatWings, padded carbon fibre hip supports. SeatWings easily bolt on the existing BodyLink seat design and are width-adjustable via slotholes. The upper part of the riders body will remain free for active riding by leaning in curves countering tilting, while the extra support adds comfort and safety.