Bike Seats & Saddles
Saddles are often overlooked when it comes to riders accessorising their bikes, however a well fitting saddle will not only minimise pain and discomfort, it can increase your performance as well.
Here’s some features to look out for when buying a new bike saddle;
Road Bike Saddles
If speed comes before comfort on your list of riding priorities then you’ll want a saddle with a flat profile that allows you to get into an aggressive riding position. However, if you’re willing to sacrifice a little speed in exchange for a more comfortable ride then a saddle with a wider, more padded rear profile is a better option.
Regardless of your riding style, a saddle with a centre cutout design will provide you with a more comfortable ride as it can help to relieve excess pressure on your sensitive areas.
Mountain Bike Saddles
Mountain bike saddles share a lot of characteristics with their road going counterparts however most riders will be willing to sacrifice a little speed for the comfort of a wider, more padded saddle.
Women's Specific Saddles
Women’s specific saddles are designed to provide greater support for the female body and tend to be a little wider and shorter than men’s saddles.