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Old 09-21-03, 10:27 AM   #1
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seat material ... ventisit?

I just came from a bike day in Tilburg, the Netherlands. I came across a material that supposedly allows you to breathe and helps to prevent sweating ... or helps to keep your clothes dry, you know what I mean.

The name of this material I learned was ventisit. I did a google search and only came up with a handful of sites. Here's a link to a photo of the material ...http://www.smitveld.nl/ventisit.htm

Is this material available near you ... and what do you call it?

Thanks, Dave Horne
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Once again looks like the Euros are one up on us (US). Never seen anything like it on a bent. Looks woven. Is it smooth or rough in feel. Looks rough but could have a different feel. Looks attractive for the M5 type seats. Steve
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Steve, it felt smooth. It looks a little like GoreTex type material, but is thicker. I have no idea if it works as claimed, but I will try to buy that material in bulk. As I understand it, you buy it preformed as seat material. It is about 1/4 - 3/8 inch think as one thickness.

When I have more information, I will pass it on. It seems a bit pricey, but if it works, I'll buy it.
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If it is UV resistant, and as wear resistant as it looks and is comfortable I would say the price is reasonable. Good foam is hard to find and foam with adequate 'loft' or resistance to compression harder. Closed cell foam 2-3cm thickness plus a cover is not going to be much less. Steve
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