|1. Everyone’s bum is different. What I like may not suit
you and vice versa. Reviews of saddles that purport to do more than compare the features
of a new saddle with a similar old model that doesn’t have those features are probably
worthless. A reviewer can tell you whether he or she finds Saddle X with Gel comfier
than Saddle X, but to compare Saddles X and Y is pointless.
2. Mountain bikers simply don’t spend enough time sitting on the thing for it to
3. You get used to the saddle you use. I’ve switched saddles every which way over
4. No saddle is comfortable if you don’t ride it much. If you only ride every couple
5. Women, of course, are different (Hurrah! vive la difference! etc etc etc). A bicycle
6. Gel doesn’t work.
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Stevenson 1999. Available for available for
writing stuff, weddings,
parties and barmitzvahs.