Introduction of bicycle saddle
A bicycle saddle is a bicycle accessory that directly contacts the buttocks when riding. It consists of 4 parts and can be divided into two types. Narrow and slender hard seat cushion. This narrow hard seat cushion is commonly found in sports bikes and is designed for high-speed cruising. Large and soft comfortable cushions, such cushions are more common in entry-level vehicles or leisure-oriented bicycles and are designed for slow cruising.
The composition of the bicycle saddle
The bicycle saddle consists of 4 parts:
1. Surface material: The air permeability and smoothness of the contact surface with the buttocks affect the function.
Fabric: Cheap price and good air permeability.
Leather: low price, smooth surface, easy to maintain.
Carbon fiber: high price and easy to maintain.
Leather: The price is higher, the comfort and air permeability are good, and it can be qualitatively based on the hips.
2. Filling and shock-absorbing materials: expand the contact surface between the buttocks and the seat cushion, and carry part of the vibration, bringing comfort.
Silicone: It has good comfort.
Air cushion: currently used less.
Spring: Generally seen in old-fashioned seat cushions.
3. Bottom plate: supports filling materials and weight, and also plays a role in alleviating vibration
Iron plate: relatively rare
Plastic: Lightweight, flexible, and inexpensive.
Carbon fiber: lightweight, high strength
4. Seat bow: It carries the seat cushion and has the function of relieving vibration.
Precautions for bicycle saddles
1. The position of the saddle must be level or inclined forward a few degrees. Even a good saddle will compress the pudendal artery when the front end is raised.
2. Make sure that the knee should not be completely straight when stepping onto the bottom, which will increase the weight on the saddle.
3. A harder saddle is better. It will support the ischium and will not compress the perineal blood vessels.
4. A-flat saddle with a groove in the middle performs better. The arc-shaped saddle protruding in the middle will compress the perineum.
5. Stand up and ride about every ten minutes. It seems that you will stand up and ride automatically when you are climbing; when you are flat, you must force yourself to stand up and ride from time to time, such as standing up and riding every time you see others standing up, or standing up every time you drink water or see a road sign.