How To Choose A Bike Saddle For Triathlon

Published on March 19th 2018


The saddle is one of three contact points between the bike and yourself, and it takes a considerable amount of your body weight. With that in mind, here is GTN's guide on which saddle to choose for triathlon. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: With the amount of time cyclists spend on their bike, it’s hardly surprising to hear so many complaints about saddles and the amount of discomfort people experience from them. As triathletes, we like to lean forward and use aero bars, putting even more pressure on some rather sensitive areas. It is worth noting that a saddle is never going to feel like a armchair. Even with the best suited saddle it will still include bouts of discomfort, numbness and pain from time-to-time. Fortunately though, there are lots of saddles to choose from that are suitable to all needs. Beyond the classic road saddle, there are a number of triathlon and time trial specific saddles. These include: - Those with extra comfort and padding. - Those with a cut-out section to relieve pressure. - Those with a short nose (often in a split nose style). Mark explores the various options available however, if you have any more questions, make sure to ask them in the comments below πŸ‘‡ If you found this video useful don't forget to give it a thumbs up and share it with your triathlon and cycling friends πŸ‘ If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... πŸ“Ή Getting A Professional Bike Fit | Everything You Need To Know - πŸ“Ή How To Adapt Your Road Bike To A Triathlon Bike - Photos: Β© Triathlon / Getty Images