Sick of spending hours picking out a saddle that just ends up hurting your back or chafing your bits anyway? Bike Fit Box’s new Bike Saddle Box feature is the first-of-its-kind program, letting you choose a few saddles to try, at home, on your own bike.
And it’s all relatively risk-free. You’re on the hook for a rental fee, and of course, damaged units are your responsibility. On the other hand, you’ll get a discounted rate if you decide to keep any of them.
“Cyclists can test ride these saddles at home on their own bike for as many rides as they like,” said Bike Fit Box Founder Brady Irwin. “…keep what you love, send back what you don’t. It’s that simple — and should always be this simple — to make your next ride more comfortable.”
What You Get: Bike Saddle Box Terms
Riders can cherry-pick from over 40 saddle choices with Bike Saddle Box. A wide range of fits, widths, and styles are available ranging from basic to top models retailing at $300 or more. Brands include WTB, Shimano PRO, Selle Italia, Fizik, Prologo, ISM, Origin8, and more.
To get started with the box program, choose at least two saddles from the product catalog. Then, select the rental option during checkout. The process lets you pick your dates, then determines a rate and voilà — a stable of test units appear at your door.
Rental prices can vary depending on the saddle, as little as $25. But the idea is to pick 2-3 saddles and pay a flat rental fee of $75 no matter if you choose budget models or race-ready seats like the titanium-and-carbon Selle Italia SP-01 Boost Superflow.
The rental fee is non-refundable, but if you decide to keep one (or more) of the saddles, they’ll sell it to you at a 10% discounted price.