The mapping technology was created by a company called GebioMized. So what is GebioMized and what’s up with the weird German name?
The brand name is a combination of the company’s name ‘GeBioM’ and ‘customized’. The system results from an investment in over 10 years of intensive research. Bike Doctor Waldorf recently purchased their saddle pressure mapping technology to assist their expert bike fitters in finding the right saddle and saddle adjustment for you during your bike fit.
The technology enables a three-dimensional heat map based on the body’s interaction with the saddle. Use of the tool requires a high degree of skill, because all aspects of bike fit present variables that can impact the pressure distribution on the saddle. It is not as simple as swapping from one saddle to the next. For example, extending a person’s reach–a seemingly unrelated variable-can rotate the pelvis in a way that significantly changes the distribution of weight on a given saddle.