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Which bike saddle should I use to avoid getting a sore bum?
July 25, 2023 1:55 AM
There is no one saddle that is good for absolutely everyone because we all have different sized/shaped bodies. So, finding your perfect saddle can be a bit of a trial-and-error process but it's totally worth it for the comfort you gain when you find one that's just right for you.
To find a saddle you are comfortable on, your best bet is to sit on a bunch of different saddles at your local bike shop to see what feels good for your specific body. Some bike shops will loan you a few different models to test out for a few days. Others will set up saddles in the shop to sit on briefly. Either way, sit on as many different shapes of saddle as you can to see what fits best.
Split nose saddles like the ISM saddles tend to work well on triathlon bikes but, again, it's still going to be a personal choice in the end.
Although there isn't one single saddle that is good for everyone, split nose saddles like the ISM saddles tend to work well on tri bikes.
Females tend to do better with female-specific saddles from a company like Cobb.
After that, your back end takes a few years to adjust to that much riding and there’s really no way around it other than putting in lots of miles in the saddle.
Pro Tip: Get yourself some good chamois cream (DZ Nuts is a brand we have used and find to be very effective, but there are lots of good brand on the market) to prevent you from getting saddle sores, which make riding really uncomfortable.
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