A saddle is simply the name used for a bike seat and is of course where one sits when riding the bike! Saddle options seem almost infinite – whether it is the style of riding they’re made for, or the material they are made from, you have plenty of options! When it comes to finding the right saddle for you, the best starting point is to determine the type of riding you want to do. From there, you can start to look at other qualities such as the hardness of the saddle, the material it is made from, the colour, etc.
Road Bike Saddle
A road saddle tends to be hard, thin and light so that the rider is kept in the one spot for the duration of a long ride.
Mountain Bike Saddle
Given most mountain bikes will be scaling some pretty rough terrain, mountain bike saddles tend to be thin but come with plenty of padding to help look after the tush when sailing over bumps!
Welcome to the good times! As their name suggests, comfort saddles are all about keeping the behind as comfy as possible, so they’re wider and more padded than most other types of saddles, and are preferred by riders who are more into casual outings versus serious sessions on the bike.
Not edible, banana saddles are named as such due to their extra length. Papa cool banana saddles will often be seen on cruisers and low-riders.