What is the best saddle for long distance cycling: Leather, 3D-printed, or something else?
“These strange-looking saddles are remarkably popular, and featured on second-place finisher Marko Baloh’s bike, first-place tandem rider John Jurczynski’s bike, and countless other bikes spotted at the event. Both riders mentioned the comfort of the saddle in conversation, unprompted, so it must be good.
The saddle comes in a few varieties, some featuring a large cutout, others taking more traditional ‘filled in’ form. Cutout or not, though, these saddles all cut the same distinctive shape. They feature a wide tail, and a deep, supportive-looking camber. Even just looking at them, there’s no denying they look far more comfortable, and far more ‘body’ shaped than the usual saddles we’re used to seeing.
Again, these expensive saddles, retailing over $300, often appeared to be the most expensive part on many of the bikes they were seen atop. Take, for example, this simple fixed gear bike, featuring all manner of homemade hacks and bodges, sporting an expensive infinity seat saddle. It just shows that you can’t put a price on comfort!”
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