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Bike Saddle FAQs

How high should my bike seat be?

Getting your bike saddle’s height just right is an important detail for your performance, comfort, and the health of your knees and back. There’s no universal height that’s correct for everyone as it will vary depending on your height and body type.

Watch the video below on how to adjust your bike saddle at a height that’s right for you:

How to make a bike seat more comfortable?

There are a variety of things that can be done to make your bike seat more comfortable: 

  1. Get a quality bike saddle. The clear and obvious option, upgrading your current bike saddle to a higher quality one with more cushioning will always make your bike saddle more comfortable.
  2. Adjust the angle of your bike saddle. The angle of your bike saddle can play a pivotal role in the comfort of your seat. Watch the video below on how to adjust the angle of your bike saddle.
  3. Wrapping your bike saddle with a gel cushioned cover will also help provide more cushion and make your seat more comfortable.

How to change a bike seat?

Mounting a new bike saddle is simple. There are generally two types of bike saddles with different mechanisms. Watch the short video below to learn how to install both types: 

What is the most comfortable bike seat for women?

Bike saddles for women generally want to be wide enough to provide good support, have good cushioning and have proper ergonomics. 

Watch the short video below to learn more:

What is the most comfortable bike seat for men?

Good bike saddles for men generally focus on relieving prostate pressure and pain while riding. They should have ample comfortable cushioning, good ergonomics, and be durable. You can also ensure maximum comfort by adding a gel seat cover to complement your saddle.

Watch the short video below to learn more: 

What is the difference between men’s and women’s bike saddles?

Since men and women have different hip structures, it’s recommended for each gender to use a bike saddle that compliments these differences. Women bike saddles are wider and shorter while men’s bike saddles are longer and narrow. Both tend to have holes in the middle of the saddles to help alleviate pelvic pressure and prostate pressure. 

Bike Saddle Covers FAQs

Do gel bike seat covers work?

Gel seat covers work very well when combined with a comfortable base bike saddle. When the bike saddle has ample cushioning and is combined with a gel seat cover, it’s like sitting on a cloud. 

How do I cover my bike seat?

Covering your bike saddle with a cover is simple and usually involves latching the cover around the bike saddle. 

Watch the short video below to learn more: 

Which material is best for bike seat cover?

It depends on the distance you anticipate travelling:

If you are a long distance cyclist, a memory foam cushioned bike saddle or cover is a good recommendation as it will provide extended comfort for those long bike rides.

If you anticipate shorter distance bike rides, perhaps riding only on the weekends, a gel seat cover is recommended since it will provide excellent comfort in the short term.

Combining a memory foam bike saddle with a gel seat cover is also a great way to get the “best of both worlds” and feel like you’re riding on a cloud. 

Can you wash a gel bicycle seat cover?

Hand washing a gel bike seat cover is recommended as throwing them in a washing machine or dryer can damage the gel material. 

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Fill a bucket with cool water mixed with your favorite laundry detergent.
  2. Allow the cover to soak for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Scrub the cover with a clean cloth. 
  4. Pat dry and allow the cover to air dry completely.