For our final installment in the Saddle Overview Series presented by Prologo, we look at how curvature, width and design all come together to fit different riders’ anatomies. We show how different levels of flexibility can help you choose the best saddle shape to fit your body. We also show how to pick the right width, and what the different profiles are for and why you may want to choose a “T” shape over a “V” shape. Basically, this is your guide to choosing the best cycling saddle for you!
The big takeaways from this video include making sure to get the right width to match your sit bones’ width, determining where your flexibility comes from so you can choose the right curvature, and picking the best profile for your riding style. And remember, take advantage of the fit kits and measurement systems provided by better bike shops…there’s a lot more to measuring yourself for a saddle than can be easily done on your own, and good dealers have training to help you find the best match.
Check out the other videos here:
- Part One: Do I really need carbon rails?
- Part Two: What about a carbon shell?
- Part Three: What do I need to know about the foam?
- Part Four: Road vs MTB saddles
- Part Five: What’s the best saddle shape for me?
Huge thanks to Prologo for supporting this series. Prologo makes a massive range of saddles, with different shapes, widths, curvatures and features to fit every rider and every budget. Check them out next time you’re looking to upgrade. And be sure to subscribe to Bikerumor’s YouTube channel so you won’t miss a single episode!