What causes saddle pain and how can we prevent it?

Most of the body weight rests on the saddle while cycling, this frequently leads to saddle problems and discomfort. It can cause numbness and pain near the sit-bones, and soft tissue areas on both men and women. Friction is another factor that can cause additional discomfort issues.

Where does the pain come from?

The majority of the body weight rests on the saddle. This leads to increased discomfort, depending on seating position and how long you sit on the saddle. Nerves compressed between the pelvic bones and the saddle trigger pain and may also cause numbness. In this regard, an essential role is played by the pudic nerve* with its various nerve parts.

*Nervus pudendus

How can pain be avoided?

Several factors are important for optimal and compatible pressure distribution of the body weight over the saddle. The saddle width needs to support the sit-bone distance to provide enough contact area for weight bearing. At the same time, the thighs should be able to move freely without friction.

Step-free seating with relief channel for optimal pressure distribution when changing seating positions.

How does a saddle help to alleviate discomfort?

Depending on the seating position, pressure occurs on nerve areas and blood vessels in your buttocks, which can lead to discomfort and numbness. The relief channel counteracts this and is specifically designed to the gender-specific anatomical differences of men and women.

How is the pressure distributed?

The channel relief and even surface make it easy to achieve optimal pressure distribution in the sit-bones. The use of premium-quality foams and gel pads provide additional relief, reducing friction and preventing saddle discomfort.

How do I determine the right saddle size?

The width of the saddle should support the individual anatomy of the pelvis in order to reduce saddle problems. The sit-bone distance serves as an indicator and will help you to determine the right saddle size.