Choosing the right bicycle saddle – seat with best fit & least discomfort

Choosing the right bicycle saddle – seat with best fit & least discomfort

We show you how to select the best bicycle saddle, i.e. seat, on your road bike, mountain bike or trail bike to give you the most comfort and best fit while bicycling. Saddle selection depends on your anatomy and your position on the bike. Your ideal saddle width depends on the width of your “sit bones” which we show you how to measure this width. Your position on the bike is important in that if you have to stretch out and rotate the hips excessively to reach the handlebars, you will put pressure on crucial nerves and arteries resulting in pain, discomfort and even dysfunction while cycling. Fore aft position on the saddle will also affect comfort. The sit bones should be positioned over the rear soft spot of the saddle. Most of today’s saddles come with a cut out to relieve pressure on the prudential nerves and arteries.


  1. Mitchell Williamson on June 27, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    When you like riding bicycles but you’re also a doctor

  2. Dave Schulz on June 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    A proper gel seat with the channel cut through the center . These are great tips and I will try the rear end tinfoil measurement tecknique . I find a gel seat takes some of the road vibrations out and it a necessary part of ones kit .

  3. PaRaDoX on June 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Well done-this video actually explains what you need to know when buying a saddle-Nice Tony

  4. Bjorn lee on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    real saddle information found in the video

  5. tad562 on June 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    great video thanks for posting

  6. Phil Gonzales on June 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    This video is by far the most informative, how to measure the distance between the sit bones

  7. Mountain Man on June 27, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Yes…..choosing a bike saddle is like choosing shoes, you never know until you try them on.

  8. Monika Ciegowski on June 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    very well made video

  9. philip sinclair on June 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Every body is different and so are saddles. After many years I finally found one design that fits me perfectly. They are specialised. The ones I have are narrow (I have narrow sit bones) but have a cut out that allows me to sit perfectly in the middle of the saddle. With other saddles I tend to sit to one side to get comfortable which puts pressure on that side and after a forty or fifty kilometres I feel decidedly uncomfortable. They make wider saddles for those with wider bones but it is best to go to the shop and get fitted. The padding is minimal but works perfectly for me, I never have any soreness after a ride. I have a Romin Evo pro and a Toupe on my bikes.

  10. Mickey Zhang on June 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Nice video for explanation!Thanks!

  11. jabru kesh__Olymph on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks Tony for the guiding the fellow cyclists on saddle selection. It couldn’t have been better

  12. Mario Monti on June 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you

  13. Mick Eccles on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Very informative and helpful.

  14. Tapan Pal on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Coccyx cushion type design in saddle cover so that to reduce stress strain impact on spinal system discs in lower lumber spinal system or upper spinal discs
    To reduce coccyx area between buttocks cleavage And reduce any aches pains on back muscles thighs ankle cuff lower abdomen and or at waistline
    Important to lie on back exercise bums close to wall surface, legs raised on wall surface as clock hands at 12 position :
    Leaving left leg at 12 move only right leg as stretched posture to clock position 3 O’clock
    While pressing right thigh and hamstring gently to complete the split of yoga, this is the time abdominal flexibility and firming toning up happens ,and tightened up lower abdomen pubic groin area
    Next phase : leaving right leg on wall surface at 12 o’clock position, while now move left leg at fully stretched at knees to clock 9 o ‘clock position similarly pressing on left thigh and hamstring to complete the split yoga posture.

  15. Eric Niu on June 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Great info .Thank you for sharing it with us

  16. Jugad sen on June 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    The only video where you get the real information, thanks

  17. Thomas Corcoran on June 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    So well done… thank you!

  18. ErinDoes on June 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I got DVT last year (at only 22 years old) and I fully blame my narrow saddle for restricting blood flow during my cycle tour. This video is so helpful!

  19. MsAsmaa88 on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the effort.. Gr8 video

  20. Daniel Blanco R on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Great video, super informative. Thanks a lot sir. Cheers from France!