Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1527 (2:03:22)

Dick DeBartolo

As you would expect at a top notch bike show leaning toward the high end biker, saddle comfort (a.k.a bike seat) is one of the top priorities. The folks at Landyachtz say that they have the world's only custom mold-able saddle. How do you know it will be the right fit for your sit bones? Because the seat has a built in heating element which is used to start the customizing process. You bring your bike to a Reform equipped dealer where it is put on a trainer, one of those devices that lets you peddle in place. The Reform saddle is installed on your bike and then heated for 3 to 5 minutes depending on the ambient temperature. Now you, the rider, gets into the hot seat (so to speak) and let your sit bones create a saddle you can totally relax into. You perform your various riding positions for about 15 to 20 minutes. And now you should have the perfectly matched saddle! As you might expect, this is not inexpensive. Retailing for $350. If you want to perform the fitting on your own, a version with the heater device that plugs into AC will be priced at $400. Available Spring 2019.

Reform sit bone gif: https://reformsaddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PerfectFit1.gif

Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSCd0bHBffk

Company website: https://reformsaddle.com/

And one of handiest, least expensive gadgets at Interbike 2018 - Wraptor, the rotating smartphone bar mount.

Keep your apps and maps conveniently accessible whether you are on a ride, running with a jogging stroller, or keeping the kids entertained in a grocery cart. The high-quality Wraptordesign offers a secure hold on almost any handle. With 360 degrees of rotation, your phone can be easily changed from portrait to landscape or anywhere in between so that your screen is always easy to view. The Wraptor fits standard and plus-sized phones, with or without a case, as well as most handlebar sizes. The universal mount makes this rotating smartphone holder so versatile, it can be mounted on stems, handlebars, and more. From Nite Ize. Under $20. Best Buy or Amazon.

- Get the Nite Ize Wraptor ($16.05 on Amazon as of 9/29/18)