Bike Saddle Tips

Uncomfortable bike seats are a thing. We all know this. If your bike seat (more properly known as a saddle) is uncomfortable or painful then you will be damaging your nether regions, you will not enjoy your ride, you will ride less and eventually you may take up some other sport. Like golf. Don’t do that. Comfort is a common issue and we feel that the Airo Bike Seat is the solution. Until you can get your hands on an Airo Bike Seat, here’s some tips on how to make your ride more enjoyable.

Is your bike saddle too high?

This can be a huge problem as you may shift your weight from side to side causing damage to your afore mentioned nether regions. Visiting a qualified bike fitter or reading up on a few articles will help you to dial in your seat height.

Have your tried adjusting your saddle angle?

Saddles may be adjusted by loosening the screw on the clamp located underneath your seat. Once loosened, the saddle will tilt back or forward. Often the saddle is positioned flat and by just imparting a slight forward tilt the pressure will be relieved.

In reviewing a saddle’s pressure map, blue denotes areas of lowest pressure which then increase to turquoise, green, yellow, orange and finally to red where one would experience pain.

Stay active in the saddle.

The road ahead is filled with bumps, in life and on our bike. These bumps can lead to compression of the perineal area. Nothing good comes from this. To relieve this issue it is recommended that you stand up on your pedals every ten minutes or thereabouts, stand slightly and use your legs as shock absorbers when riding over bumps or purchase a full suspension bike if mountain biking is your thing.

Biking is a fun and healthy pursuit. It’s best to spend some time tinkering with your set-up and riding style to make sure you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Enjoy the ride.

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