Saddle discomfort is something that affects a lot of women – it can even be the reason some women decide that cycling is just not the hobby for them. It doesn’t have to be that way, though – with a little careful analysis you can hunt down the right perch and turn painful rides into a thing of the past.
The difficultly in the saddle hunt is that no two women are created the same – so because one model is perfect for your friend, it doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. That also means that we can’t review saddles and say ‘this seat is excellent and will meet your needs’, because what works for our nether regions might be very different.
There are however some key trends, and we can provide advice to help you in your mission to find your own perfect perch. We’ve teamed up with online retailers, Chain Reaction Cycles (CRC) to bring you some hints and tips to make your saddle search more successful. CRC have recently created a dedicated women’s cycling hub, where you can find all their female specific product, and buying guides as well as news and events.