Many riders don’t even think, but the right saddle is one of the most important part of our bikes. The saddle is the number one contact surface between the rider and the bike. Our comfort and many times our performance depends on it.
Choosing the right saddle depends on the riding style, the flexibility of the rider and of course it comes down to personal preference. The difference between saddles is the width, the length and the thickness of the padding.
Sporty riders prefer more narrow, lightweight and low profile saddles. This type promotes a much more aggressive riding position that is essential for riders who race their bikes.
The wider and more padded saddles can be ideal for riders who prefer a more comportable riding position and don’t use their bikes for competitive purposes.
Some saddle manufacturers use their own sizing and fitting system in order to narrow down the wide saddle range and to find the most optimal choice. There are demo models available also. Never miss the opportunity to test them, especially if you are thinking about getting a high end saddle for your beloved bike.
· Never choose based on looks! Sometimes an estatic and cool looking saddle can cuase the most uncomfortable moments.
· Always read reviews & tests before you choose a new saddle!