Same ol Saddle

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by rola643, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

    Well, not really. I was reading this article and thought it did a pretty good job at explaining some reasons for riding a padded or a smaller narrow racing type seat. It seems to be a huge debate especially for newer riders and most seem to think they should have a big gel filled padded saddle.

    "It's friction, not pressure, that causes most saddle discomfort. That's why padded saddles usually aren't the answer."

    To read the full article click here: ASK COACH FRED | Road Bike Rider
  2. flyingdog

    flyingdog Member

    Pretty much why I ride with the Fizik Arione saddles. exclusively. Just enough padding to support the sit bones very comfortably and not be rock hard like the k-1. Actually, there alot more squish (Arione) than they look. Having the largest area of any Fizik saddles is a plus also. Lots of room to shift around on. Personally, I also think having a good seatpost that lets you micro adjust the saddle angle is a must, also.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011