Best gravel bike saddles: Comfortable and durable saddles for your off-road adventures

Best gravel bike saddles
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To many, the idea of a gravel bike saddle will sound like a marketing department somewhere jumped onto the gravel bandwagon in order to sell a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. However, a saddle is one of the most personal things on a bike, and the right saddle for you will come down to a multitude of things, including the type of riding you are doing, which is why the best gravel bike saddle will differ from the best road bike saddles.

It will also depend on how flexible you are, your levels of core strength, your sit bone width, and your unique soft tissue. Even once you've taken all that into consideration, and found your perfect saddle, it will change. It will change as you age and it will change as you take part in different types of cycling.

Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx