The saddle is a very personal choice, and what your riding buddy may think is the best in the world may just hurt you. Of course there are the obvious physiological differences between riders, but there are also riding style factors to take into consideration while choosing a saddle. Some people like to have large areas where they can move around, others want one perfect position, and many are in between. Just as their are significant differences in riders, there are also many variances in saddle design and fit. This is a category that arguably has too many options, given the confusion (and discomfort) that many of our customers have in this area.
When we work with you to find the right saddle, we make sure that we listen to what you have experienced, let you try a range of saddles from our demo collection, and work with you to collect your feedback into a recommendation that you’ll be happy with for years to come.
These are our favorite saddle brands, and the ones we frequently recommend.
The newest of Italian saddle design houses, Fizik (or Fi’zi:k if you want to be technically correct) has taken the world by storm and produced some of the most popular saddles for pros and amateurs alike. Not content to simply imitate traditional designs, they are constantly rethinking how the body interacts with the saddle.
A division of Shimano, Pro has built an excellent reputation for saddle construction in a very short time.
Selle Italia is the oldest Italian saddle maker in existence, founded in 1897. They saw a huge resurgence in the 1970′s that is still going strong today, decades later, for the constant evolution of their lineup that keeps the original characteristics that made them popular so many years ago but with new thinking that keeps them at the top.
Selle San Marco
The designs of Selle San Marco blend their rich heritage with modern materials and methods to produce saddles that have a wonderful blend of vintage looks and current design.
Simple, pure saddles that are no nonsense and just let you get down to business. Although WTB started out as a mountain bike specific company and they still have a large presence in that market, they have a number of road models that are worthy of consideration as well.