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    Question for ladies on saddles

    Ladies,

    Im getting my wife to ride a mountain bike, I dont think she is going to be a major trail rider but wants to ride to get in shape, so i let her use my old 26" to try it out worked great but my saddle on my old bike made her pubic bone hurt and female parts where reall soar....

    Do they make saddles for ladies that work better for them ...


    i want her to enjoy riding and that wasn't a awesome start, but we are going to go look at bikes for her and i want some information from other lady riders on what worked , so we know what to look for ,,,,,,,,

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    Yes, saddles designed for women work better for most women than men's saddles. There are a good variety of WSD saddles available (see sticky above). Let her try some different saddles before you buy, if possible. Some swear by a measuring device called the "Ass-o-meter" to determine saddle width, though I personally found it useless.. Once she finds her saddle, mount it dead level (actually use a level) or very slighly nose down. Fore/aft position is also super important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
    Yes, saddles designed for women work better for most women than men's saddles. There are a good variety of WSD saddles available (see sticky above). Let her try some different saddles before you buy, if possible. Some swear by a measuring device called the "Ass-o-meter" to determine saddle width, though I personally found it useless.. Once she finds her saddle, mount it dead level (actually use a level) or very slighly nose down. Fore/aft position is also super important.
    2nd the nose position- can make all the difference. Bring a trail tool the first couple rides for on site adjustments.

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    thank you ladies super helpful........ got her to look at some this weekend so we shall see ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Thanks again

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    Just to add, a good pair of bike shorts can make the ride more comfortable. On long trail rides I wear technical shorts with a bit of stretch and a removable chamois liner.
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    +1 for the chamois. But also make sure she understands she will have to break her butt in.... No matter how comfortable the saddle is, when you havent spent any time putting pressure on thise areas, they are gonna hurt for a little while. Slowly increasing how long/far she rides will help, and consistancy is key. It will get better!

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    Our LBS has a seat demo program for all their WTB seats. There are only two women specific, but you pay $20 and can trade and try them all then apply that $20 toward your purchase of a seat.

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    I found the number one thing a saddle needs for me is an indent or cutout in the middle. Lack of one, or a very shallow one, is unbearable on my lady bits. I also found pointing the nose ever so slightly downward helped my lady bits from getting jarred as well.

    I tried a WTB Race, but didnt like it. A little too firm, a little too narrow. But I have large hips. I am trying a couple Terrys right now; a Liberator and a Butterfly. So far, I can already tell I like them better.

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    Diehard butterfly fan. Liberator is a close second but I think my hips changed somewhere along the way that the Butterfly is better now.
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    Re: Question for ladies on saddles

    I love the Terry damselfly. Really nice for a mountain bike.

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