Does that bike saddle hurt? Are you fed up with cycling because of the seat? Do you wish you could be more comfortable on the bike? Don't know what to do about that infected sore from your bike saddle? Read on...
So you got a new bike, or you’re increasing training, and you’re spending more time on that tiny bike saddle than normal. Let’s face it, these things aren’t super comfortable. They cause soreness, irritation, and even sometimes the dreaded saddle sore (infected spots). So why don’t most bikes come with big, thick, comfy seats? Problem solved!
If you had a plush, beach cruiser, type seat you would chafe and it would actually make you sore from the loose material pinching and rubbing over long distance. Those things are great for a bit, but not for real riding. For that, you need something smaller that doesn’t get in the way, and which doesn’t compress very much. And yes, I know, a harder saddle being more comfortable is counterintuitive, but it is, when used properly.
What are some things we can do to make bike saddles more bearable? Here’s a little list:
Btw, I am not sponsored by, or affiliated with, any of the products mentioned on this page. I hope this helps if you are struggling with saddle soreness, and as always, let me know any questions you have!