Saddle comfort is paramount to your enjoyment of the ride – and it’s something we discuss a lot at Total Women’s Cycling. However – when looking through commuter saddles, shoppers often have a few more items on their wish list.
If you’re often leaving your bike locked up outside knowing that your seat is durable is probably high on that list. Being hard to steal, and ideally not too expensive are further bonus points.
With commuter requirements at front of mind, we’ve rounded up a few great options that are well worth a try.
Commuter Saddle or Road Bike Saddle?
It’s worth noting that the majority of saddles on this list are created with the expectation that the rider is sitting in an upright position – riding a hybrid or Dutch style bike. In this stance, most brands believe it’s important to offer a saddle that’s wide enough for the average woman’s sit bones – but they’re less likely to be gender specific.
If you ride a road bike, or are more often leaning further forward – therefore putting pressure on your soft tissue area – you might be better off reading up on how to find the right road bike saddle for you, instead.