When it comes to training indoors on an exercise
Finding the right saddle for you can be very challenging, and it’s not always easy when you don’t know where to start. Having the wrong saddle can really ruin a good workout and leave you much less excited to return to the
In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know when it comes to finding the correct saddle for your exercise
- Why Is It Important To Have The Right Saddle
- Understanding The Different Types Of
- Ways To Find The Correct
- Tips For Improving
Why Is It Important To Have The Right Saddle
There are many reasons why you want to have the right saddle. Here’s what you need to know:
The first and most obvious reason is comfort. It’s important when you’re exercising that it’s not uncomfortable. Many indoor cyclists get saddle pain, and it’s not something you should have to suffer with.
Saddles are not just about comfort, but they have to support you properly. Saddles come in all different styles to offer different support and even come in men’s and women’s versions.
To Prevent Injuries
If you use the wrong saddle too much and push through all the warning signs it’s not right for you, it can eventually result in an injury. The easiest way to avoid this is just to use the correct saddle in the first place.
Understanding The Different Types Of
Bike seats come in all shapes and sizes, and thousands are available to buy. We have split them down into three groups.
You will find a sports saddle on a typical road or mountain
Ideal for people who also ride bikes outside
Split / Noseless / Short
Then we have split nose saddles, which you will typically see on all kinds of bikes but most commonly on road racing bikes and time trials bikes. They are great for a more aggressive position and take the pressure off the front.
Ideal for people who want to cycle in aggressive positions leaning forward
Then we have comfort saddles. You typically find these on general exercise bikes and comfortable bikes such as shopping and cruising bikes. They are very comfortable and wide, offering a lot of support alongside a lot of padding.
Ideal for exercise bikes and upright riding positions
Ways To Find The Correct
The first thing to mention when it comes to getting the right
When it comes to finding the right saddle for you, it can be challenging. There are a few different ways you can go about it, here’s what we recommend to give you the best chance.
The first thing you can do is to go and see a
Seat Bone Measuring
Another interesting way to find the right saddle for you is to measure your sit bones. You can do this by sitting on a piece of cardboard while wearing your cycling kit then measuring the indents. Using this measurement, you can pick the saddle of the correct width.
Trying Lots Of Saddles
Finally, the last thing you can do is to test some saddles. Many
Tips For Improving
Bike Seat Comfort
When it comes to getting the correct
Give It Time
When trying a new saddle for the first time, you need to give it a good five rides to see if it will work for you. I personally find the first few rides just getting used to a new saddle a little uncomfortable.
If you’re not using them already, we highly recommend investing in a set of padded shorts. They make the ride so much better and often can be enough for you not to change your saddle.
Correct Saddle Height
Often, people think they have the wrong saddle when the issue is actually the height of the saddle. If a saddle is too high, you end up rolling side to side, which can cause irritation.
A Final Note
Getting the right saddle for you can be challenging, and many indoor cyclists struggle with it. Once you have found a saddle that works for you, it can really make the experience that much better. We hope you enjoyed our article and welcome you to check out the video.