6 Ways to Circumvent Sore Bike Butt
It’s a beautiful day, and you’d like to go for a bicycle ride. But you hesitate, because every time you sit on that saddle, your derrière gets sore. The good news? You can minimize the problem.
Everyone thinks a wide cushy saddle is best, but that’s not always so. A wide seat is good for rides shorter than a half-hour, but choose a narrower saddle for longer trips. “It’s easier to sit up on your ‘sit bones,'” Ford explains. “And you’ll have fewer points of contact.” Plus, consider getting a men’s or women’s “anatomical saddle” (with a body-contouring cut-out in the middle), says Gary Conrod, manager of Atlantic Canada Cycling in Halifax.
Try a Gel Cover
Buy a gel-filled cover that fits over the saddle, Conrod advises. This will help pad your ride.