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Giant Road Bicycle, Comfortable Seat

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Asked by: Michelle Johnson

How do I find a comfortable road bike seat?

5 tips for finding the perfect saddle

  1. Find the saddle with the right shape. No two people are the same. …
  2. Take account of your flexibility and your position on the bike. Test your flexibility. …
  3. Measure the width of your sit bones. Saddles come in different widths. …
  4. Set the saddle to the right height. …
  5. Saddle position.


How can I make my road bike saddle more comfortable?


Quote from video: If you've got any spaces on top of your current one and if you remove them you can simply replace them underneath the stem.

Who makes the most comfortable bike saddle?

Most comfortable leather saddle

  • Brooks England B17 Standard Saddle – Men’s. …
  • Selle Royal Respiro Soft Athletic Cycling Saddle. …
  • ISM Touring Saddle. …
  • Fi’zi:k Antares Versus Evo R3 Adaptive Saddle. …
  • Selle Anatomica X1. …
  • Brooks England B67 Saddle -Men’s. …
  • Brooks England B67 S Saddle – Women’s. $150. …
  • SpecializedPower Expert Saddle. $160.

How can I make my bike seat less painful?

You apply chamois cream directly to the pad in your shorts and to your perineum before riding and, although it might initially feel a little strange and squishy, its effectiveness in preventing saddle soreness is almost miraculous. It reduces friction, hydrates the skin and prevents cracking.

Are carbon fiber saddles comfortable?

the really light ones are very comfortable as the carbon shell flexes a lot more than regular saddles which makes for good comfort. that’s true for saddles like AX-Lightness or the newer Tune Concorde etc. however stay clear of heavier carbon saddles as those usually are bonehard and don’t flex at all.

What saddle do pro cyclists use?

The Dimension 143 is a popular short saddle among the Prologo-supported teams. This one belongs to Simone Velasco of Astana. It is just 245mm long and weighs a claimed 155g with carbon rails. Like other short saddles, it’s for those who know exactly where they want to sit and want to be kept there.

Why does my bike seat hurt so much?

Saddles can hurt mainly due to two reasons: you may not be used to it or the saddle design itself is just not suited to your anatomy, nor your personal needs. That being said, if you have found the correct saddle you should not be experiencing too much pain.

How do I stop perineum pain when cycling?

Adjusting bicycle position



Lowering one’s seat and sitting in a more upright posture by shifting the bicycle seat forward and tilting the front of the seat downward can reduce the pressure in the perineal region (Spears et al.

Why do my fingers go numb when riding a bike?

The ulnar nerve runs through the pinky side of the wrist and hand. Gripping the handlebars places direct pressure on this area, causing numbness and tingling in the pinky and ring finger.

Are gel saddles more comfortable?

Gel seats are usually better for beginners and casual riders. They look a bit more squishy, and many say they feel comfier when you touch them. Many riders enjoy gel seats because gel’s very flexible, and you can expect the seat to change shape and support your bottom in a more hugging way.

Where should you sit on a road bike saddle?

Quote from video: The less flexible we are the more we have to sit our pelvis up and the surface gets wider. And we get more weight through the sitting surface. The more flexible we are and stable.

What is a comfortable bike saddle?

Comfort bike seats are shaped like other saddles, but usually have thicker foam or added gel. For casual riders, extra padding can prevent sit bones from feeling bruised after a two-hour rideā€”but spending longer hours on an extra-padded saddle can actually cut off circulation.

Are carbon saddles worth it?

In fact, they have a reputation for being one of the most comfortable saddles available. Carbon has excellent vibration damping capabilities. That makes it the preferred material for many bike parts, including the saddle. Vibration damping results in a much smoother and more comfortable ride.

How long do road bike saddles last?

Road bike saddles have a lifespan of five to six years, at which point you should change them, regardless of aging signs or lack of damage.

Are carbon saddle rails more comfortable?

There is no difference in any of them and the comfort is gained from the flex in the saddle shell/base not the rails, the shell and padding is identical on all three versions.

What makes a comfortable bike saddle?

In some cases, too much cushion can cause discomfort and pressure as your body sinks into the saddle. The two most common types of cushioning are gel and foam. Gel cushioning molds to your body and provides the plushest comfort. Most recreational riders prefer this for its superior comfort on casual rides.

Why does my bike seat hurt?

Saddles can hurt mainly due to two reasons: you may not be used to it or the saddle design itself is just not suited to your anatomy, nor your personal needs. That being said, if you have found the correct saddle you should not be experiencing too much pain.

Are gel saddles more comfortable?

Gel seats are usually better for beginners and casual riders. They look a bit more squishy, and many say they feel comfier when you touch them. Many riders enjoy gel seats because gel’s very flexible, and you can expect the seat to change shape and support your bottom in a more hugging way.

Where should you sit on a road bike saddle?

Quote from video: The less flexible we are the more we have to sit our pelvis up and the surface gets wider. And we get more weight through the sitting surface. The more flexible we are and stable.

Why do road cyclists shave their legs?

One of the most common reasons that cyclists’ give for shaving is that it makes massages easier, more effective, less painful and you are less likely to suffer a follicular infection. This is certainly true and, if you are lucky enough to have regular massages, well worth doing.

How do I stop my groin from hurting when cycling?

To avoid cycling testicle and cycling groin pain, choose a saddle that relieves pressure on the pudendal nerve, shifting weight to the two bottom points of your pelvis, the “ischial tuberosities” or sit bones. And make sure your bike is adjusted properly to reduce back, hip, and knee tension while pedaling.