Just about everyone who has ridden a bicycle for any length of time can tell you how important a comfortable saddle is. It is the point of contact with your bicycle that can make the difference between loving your ride to never wanting to sit on that saddle again. If you take the time to find the right saddle for you, the pain in your bottom can be a thing of the past.
The First thing to consider is what type of riding you will be doing. Touring? Mountain biking? Racing? Fitness? Each style of saddle has a different optimal position for riding while on it, giving pretty good clues where to start. The cruiser saddle would not only look ridiculous on a road bike but wouldn't function very well either.
Not all bottoms are created equally. Where bicycle seats are concerned it doesn't so matter so much what the outside of your bottom looks like, but what your sit bones are like. To fit your saddle properly, this is the most important thing to do. We have a gel seat that you can sit on so we can measure the imprint of your sit bones. Once measured, it is easier to find a saddle that will fit you. Your sit bones should sit on the wide part of your saddle. If they hang over the sides or are too close to the centre of the saddle, fit problems occur. If they hang over the side, your middle bits get crushed, no matter how big the cutaway. The contact point of you body to the saddle is what bears the weight. Your sit bones can take quite a bit. People have been putting me on a narrow saddle for years, they looked at my hips, and think narrow, I have agonized for years! No more! I have been properly fit. As it turns out, my sit bones are quite wide. I was fitted to a Terry Butterly saddle and have never been happier on my bike! I liked it so much I also put one on both my road and mountain bike.
We carry a full line of saddles including Terry, the number one brand women saddle.
To book you saddle fitting call the bike shop at 705-687-7433 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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