At the cross roads I thought, “Huh. I could go a bit farther and drop down this winding canyon connector road.” OK, why not? And this rambling continued, even when the road choices kept coming along and even when I knew the conditions would be much more than any road bike would be comfortable in.
So, does WTB’s “Fit Rght System” work? Can you really measure your wrist, answer a few questions, and get a saddle for a bicycle that works well for you? Really? It sounds weird, until you dig into it, and then, it actually kind of starts making sense. I’ll leave the details to the scientists and professional bike fitters. All I know is that – yes. It does work.
PRO Bike Gear introduced a number of new components and accessories for gravel and all-road bikes today at the Eurobike trade show in Germany. Highlights include a new 27.2mm dropper post, new carbon handlebars and seatposts, and an off-road version of the popular Stealth saddle.
Well we are finally wrapping up the saddle reviews with the final three contenders. One is a real surprise and my pick of the bunch.
I have heard from several industry wags that a 143mm saddle fits 90% of the male riders out there. On the 143mm I was more aware of sit bone pressure as that was the primary area of contact. It was not bad, just different. Interesting in a way, as sometimes you have to try a saddle rather than go by the numbers. Width does not always play out the same between models.
Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Two- by Grannygear Is there a perfect saddle? Not likely. But there will be winners and losers as in the first post I set the stage for a sampling of various saddles, all with gravel and or adventure potential. From there we have a pile of saddles […]
If there is anything more personal than a saddle I am not sure what that would be. No butt is exactly the same, no riding position is exactly the same. So I will endeavor to tell you what I like about the saddles and what I do not like and why, with the understanding that it does not make them good or bad.
WTB Silverado and SL8 Saddles: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted A while back we told you about the new, wider versions of the SL8 and Silverado saddles. You can go back and catch up on that if you click this link. There you will learn all about the dimensions, weights, and other features these two […]
Gravel Grinder News: WTB Introduces Wider Silverado, SL8 Saddles- by Guitar Ted The bicycle saddle is an important contact point and as such, it gets a LOT of attention from riders, manufacturers, designers, and even doctors. It is pretty obvious that with all the variants of humans that there are, that fitting a saddle can […]
Editor’s Note: Grannygear, our long time contributor here, is back again with a review of the new WTB Koda saddle. Enjoy! WTB Koda Saddle: Quick Review- by Grannygear Recently WTB released a new MTB saddle that caught my eye as a potential perch for gravel bike use.Although testing or recommending a saddle is a bit […]