The search for the perfect bicycle saddle should begin with the following questions:
- How often do I want to ride?
- How far do I want to ride?
- How fast am I going to ride?
If you are a casual rider putting in less than 10 miles/week then you probably want the biggest, softest seat you can find.
On the other hand if you ever plan to ride more than 10-20 miles, you need to worry about something that is far worse than pain from a hard seat - chaffing. Those fat seats tend to rub so the further and faster you ride, the narrower you want your seat - to a degree.
Small, light, flexible seats are ideal for racers because they allow for full range of motion of the thighs and don't add much weight - things that may not matter to a casual rider.
And if you want to find the saddle that is just right for you, stop in to Good Bike Co. where you can see and feel a variety of saddles.
And don't forget your chamois shorts and chamois cream!
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Promoting cycle tourism in Central Oregon through races and group rides.