Saddle discomfort is a huge issue with several causes. Many saddle companies want to measure a person's sit bones, but seldom does a rider actually sit in this position while cycling. The image below shows that the maximal width of the pelvis (the sit bone) is less important than the width of the Ischiopubic Ramos, which bears the majority of a person's weight. In addition, a riders flexibility, thigh diameter, and pelvic rotation (based on the position or style of riding) play a major role in determining the correct saddle.
We utilize 2 models of the pelvis in store to help you understand how your body and bones interact with the saddle. During our saddle fitting process, we not only find you the most comfortable saddle, we help you understand what will work best for you with our anatomical knowledge.
Another major cause of saddle discomfort has nothing to do with your saddle at all. Leg alignment, from the cleat/shoe interface, plays a major role in how stable the pelvis rests on the saddle. Correcting this alignment can relieve saddle pressure and provide more power to a rider's pedal stroke.
90+ offers saddle fitting, with demo saddles to try before buying, to guarantee your saddle comfort. We also offer a free leg alignment assessment with every seat fitting. We are enthusiastic and passionate about finding you the right fit for the most sensitive contact points on the body.
Saddle Fittings are by appointment and take approximately 1 hour, $30.
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