HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BIKE SADDLE? 

How comfortable you are on your bike largely depends on the quality of the saddle. Whether you're cycling around town or competing, the width, design and components of your saddle should be carefully considered.

OUR CYCLING BRAND

B'TWIN

DECATHLON's cycling brand offers handy tips to help with your cycling practice.

You should choose your saddle based on your use and therefore the position you want to ride in.

USAGE

Although the material is important (a gel saddle will be more comfortable than a foam one), it's more the position of the saddle that makes the biggest difference.

For a 90° position (straight back, a position often seen around town)

Go for a very wide saddle (XL). This distributes the cyclist's weight over a larger surface area so that the pressure points are less pronounced.

For a 60° position (a halfway position, for hybrid bikes)

Choose a wide saddle (L).

For a 30° position (common in racing)

Choose a medium saddle (if it's too wide, it could cause rubbing and make sitting down uncomfortable). A medium saddle and a 30° position distribute your weight between the handlebars and saddle.

For Kids

Go for a size S saddle.

Nicolas

Cycling Specialist

All saddles sold by B’TWIN are unisex. However, you can get bike saddles designed specifically for women.

A women's saddle is generally wider and shorter than a men's saddle in order to suit their different body shapes (wider hips and more sensitive nerve endings).

If you want, you can use a saddle cover (available in four sizes: S, M, L and XL) to make things even more comfortable.

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