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Ladies saddles on road bikes

  • 12-12-2021 6:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ Roadtoad

    Ladies who have shopped around looking to improve on the generic saddle shape/design, how did it work out? Is there any consensus among the club cyclists about the best choice?

    Mrs Roadtoad (a size 8) suffers somewhat in that department after a few km, and I wonder if there's anything tangible I can do to help, beyond .......


  • Registered Users Posts: 309 ✭✭ ridelikeaturtle

    My girlfriend just bought a bike from Base2Race in Dollymount, based on a recommendation from a friend, and I would highly recommend them as a place where you could go to get some professional advice.

    She bought a LIV bike, a subset of GIANT but very woman-specific. They sell a lot of these bikes, and seem to be conscious of women as customers/clients. Woman-specific saddles are not a mystery, she upgraded from a Specialized Dolce, which is also a woman-specific bike with according components, and she's had no problems with saddles.

    Popping in to shops that deal w/woman-specific bikes should be able to point you in the right direction. They might even let you try out a saddle. A good LBS really is priceless.

  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ rxchxy

    I have a LIV bike and while I love the bike, the stock saddle on it caused me all sorts of issues. I swapped saddles a few times, tried cut out ones and eventually settled on an ISM saddle. Not sure where you're based OP but similar to the poster above I would recommend Base2Race in Ballymount. They let me try out different saddles for a few weeks before deciding on one. Saddles are very much personal preference - the Selle Italia superflow is recommended a lot for women but I just couldn't get comfortable on it so it's worth finding somewhere that will let you try a saddle before buying it

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,528 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee

    I have adamos on all my bikes, road, track, even the mtb. Only comfy saddle I've had.