Custom Bicycle Seats
At more than 1 billion, there are twice as many bicycles in the world as there are cars. Bikes are not only fun to ride, but they are also a convenient and efficient form of transportation. If you live in a busy city, rather than wasting money on gas and time in traffic, hopping on a bike is a much more effective way to get around.
Whether you're riding a bike to get to work, get some exercise in, or enjoy just riding around the park, you need to ensure that your seat is comfortable. Without a comfortable seat, you're not going to enjoy riding your bike and you could actually be doing physical damage to your perineal area. Luckily, Selle Anatomica is here to help prevent seat pain and ensure a happy bike ride!
Custom Bicycle Seats
Selle Anatomica can provide you with a fully personalized bike seat that looks and feels great. There are a few aspects of a bike saddle that are taken into consideration when designing custom bicycle seats, including:
- Height -- The best way to determine if you have the right seat height is to go for a short bike ride with a friend trailing behind you. If they notice your hips rocking up and down as you pedal, your saddle is likely too high. Conversely, you don't want a saddle that is too low because you'll end up straining your knees.
- Tilt -- If you're worried your saddle's tilt is off, go for a ride while sitting upright and keeping your hands at your sides. If you start to slip forward, your tilt will have to be adjusted. Selle Anatomica can help you find the perfect balance and tilt, helping you relieve pressure on your soft tissue.
- Rotation -- When riding your bike, if you notice a slight amount of pressure under one sit bone, that could indicate that one of your legs is longer than the other. And any pressure in your inner thighs or groin could mean a shorter leg on that side. Either rotate your saddle nose toward your longer leg 1 degree at a time until it feels better or let professional bike fitters handle it for you!
Getting a professional fit for your bike seat is certainly recommended and will help you avoid uncomfortable bike rides down the line! Even if you find a custom bike seat that feels good at first, but starts to give you issues as you ride (not likely), you'll be able to return it. We have a 30 Day Comfort Fit Guarantee: if you don't like how the bike seat feels, simply return it and find another one that works for you.
If you want to learn more about finding custom bike seats in order to prevent pain and ensure comfort -- contact us right away! Give us a call at 619.269.1120 or send us a message here.