What size bike saddle should I get?

How wide should bike saddle be?

Saddle width is approximate to sit bone spacing + 2cm. With leather saddles like a Rivet, you definitely want to add that 2cm, because you do not want to be sitting on the metal frame of the saddle. You want to be seated between the edges of the frame. What if the saddle’s more than 2cm wider than sit bone spacing?

What size saddle for 100mm sit bones?

A narrow sit bone width would be 100 mm or less, medium 100 to 130 mm, and wide over 130 mm. Saddle width is measured from edge to edge across the top of the saddle. Specialized, for example, recommend a 130 mm saddle width for narrow sit bones, 143 mm for medium, and 155 mm for wide sit bones.

Why do my sit bones hurt when cycling?

A combination of pressure from your bodyweight bearing down on the saddle, friction from the constant pedalling motion, moisture from sweat, an increase in temperature and reduced blood flow can produce a perfect storm for discomfort and the formation of sores.

How do I know if my bike saddle is too wide?

On the other hand, a person with narrow sit bones will feel pushed forwards in a wide saddle. If the saddle’s rails are not equipped to allow the saddle to move far back enough, then the saddle is probably too wide for you, or you could have an inline seat post fitted.

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What happens if saddle is too wide?

When a saddle is too wide in the front, it can sink down over the withers. This takes the saddle out of balance by making the pommel lower than the cantle, which in turn carries more pressure over the front of the tree (at the withers/shoulders) than a saddle with a properly sized tree.

Are gel bike saddles any good?

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The gel cushioning will mould around your body shape to offer the optimum level of comfort. While it can become compacted more quickly than a memory foam bike seat, it is great for casual rides/riders.