VSeat Bicycle Seat

In the world of cycling, where speed, aesthetics, and performance often take center stage, VSEAT has emerged with a mission to prioritize an aspect that has been overlooked for far too long: genuine comfort and health. Founded by Ani Armstrong and Bryan Visintin, VSEAT is not just offering a product; it’s a commitment to a shift, a transition from merely cycling to wholeheartedly enjoying every moment of the ride.

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Ani Armstrong, a seasoned business leader with over 20 years of experience in strategizing and executing growth initiatives, found herself facing a dilemma when she attempted to embrace cycling as a dream activity. Despite the allure of the open road and the exhilaration of the wind, Ani encountered persistent discomfort, a widespread issue with traditional bike seats.

Enter Bryan Visintin, a certified fitness trainer and yoga instructor who has dedicated the past two decades to working in Southern California. As Ani’s trainer, Bryan recognized the unparalleled health benefits of cycling but was confronted with a challenge: how can one encourage someone to ride when their primary experience is discomfort?

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Determined to find a solution, Ani and Bryan embarked on a research odyssey, uncovering a startling reality – the internet was replete with accounts and evidence of the health issues stemming from traditional saddles. It wasn’t just about temporary discomfort; the consequences ran deep, affecting both men and women, ranging from genital desensitization to even more severe health concerns.

Undeterred, the duo scoured the market, seeking a seat that combined comfort with health benefits. However, every search proved fruitless. The answer, they realized, wasn’t out there. So, they decided to create one themselves.

After countless hours of research, multiple patents, and rigorous testing, the VSEAT was born. A testament to innovation, passion, and an unwavering commitment to ensuring every cyclist enjoys a pain-free ride.

The VSEAT’s unique noseless and bumpless design eliminates prolonged pressure on the nerves and arteries that supply the genitals, allowing for unrestricted blood flow. This ingenious design philosophy not only alleviates pressure and discomfort but also enhances posture and efficiency, enabling riders to harness the full strength of their leg muscles.

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The VSEAT is engineered for riders to distribute their weight onto their “sit bones.” This naturally encourages a seated position, rather than straddling, promoting better posture and engaging more muscular (core) stability and balance. The seat’s slip-resistant material provides reassurance until the rider adapts to the design, typically taking two to three 20-minute rides.

Crafted from high-quality materials, the VSEAT is highly durable and fully recyclable. It is UV and weather-resistant, waterproof, and capable of withstanding temperatures ranging from -22°F to 284°F. The rails are constructed with stainless steel to prevent rust corrosion, ensuring a reliable and long-lasting cycling companion.

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The VSEAT’s inception stems from a deep understanding of the health issues caused by traditional bike seats. Prolonged pressure on the perineal nerves and arteries, which supply blood flow to the genitals, can lead to numbness, tingling, chafing, and even temporary or prolonged erectile dysfunction in men. Women, on the other hand, may experience swelling and pain due to persistent pressure on the soft tissue, such as the clitoris and labia.

By eliminating any obstruction or compression in the groin area, the VSEAT aims to prevent these severe problems associated with traditional saddles, ensuring a healthier and more comfortable cycling experience for all riders.

Behind VSEAT is a team that understands the intricacies of cycling, both from a practical and a medical perspective. Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a distinguished urologist, provides valuable insights and guidance related to optimizing health and performance for cyclists, leveraging his expertise in urology.

The VSEAT team comprises not just innovators but cyclists at heart. They intimately understand the thrills, challenges, and pains of every journey, allowing them to create a product that truly addresses the needs of riders.

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With a successful launch and a growing community of enthusiasts, VSEAT is transforming the cycling world, one ride at a time. Their mission is to redefine the cycling experience by prioritizing comfort, health, and performance, ensuring that no rider has to endure discomfort or compromise on their cycling ambitions due to poorly designed bike seats.

As VSEAT continues to gain momentum, the company remains dedicated to quality, innovation, and rider satisfaction, making it not just a brand but a community of enthusiasts committed to the joy of cycling.


Shark Tank Air Date: 4/12/2024 – Season 15 – Episode 20




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