Best Road Bike Saddles for Women - Backpacker

Best Road Bike Saddles for Women

Road bikers need to combine unencumbered movement for maximum power transfer without chafing. But that doesn’t mean enduring pain and discomfort from a poorly designed saddle. The best road bike saddles for women will combine padding and ergonomic design to eliminate sit bone pain during cycling. The right saddle keeps you on the road longer with improved performance as it eliminates discomfort from poor posture or pressure point irritation. Choose a saddle based on the riding you do, the size of the saddle, and the padding used. Read on for our favorites on the market.
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Best for Casual Rides

Bikeroo Oversized Comfort Bike Seat 

Cushion Plus Suspension. This extra wide 10.2 by 10.2 inch seat provides plenty of soft, sturdy foam cushioning for casual rides on road bikes and cruisers.

What We Liked: 

The thick bicycle seat foam diverts pressure away from sit bones for pain-free casual rides. The added coil suspension means you can tackle rough terrain without ending up with bruises and soreness. Buy it here. 

Best for Long Rides

Bikeroo Most Comfortable Bike Seat for Women 

Extra Plus Saddle. This saddle pairs a center cut-out ergonomic design with memory foam cushioning, it’s considered extra-wide at 7.8 inches and 10.2 inches long.

What We Liked: 

The design places sit bones on the most cushioned areas of the saddle to reduce pressure on soft tissue areas. With the anatomical cut out and narrow nose, it allows free movement for occasional sprints and longer rides. Buy it here.

Best for Commuters

Pioneeryao Bike Seat Most Comfortable for Men and Women 

Ergonomically Designed to Reduce Pressure. The 6.7 by 10.5 inch long saddle combines high density foam with steel rail shock absorption. It has a center cutout for air ventilation to keep the seat dry and comfortable.

What We Liked: 

Arrive at work with no fuss and no muss, thanks to the streamlined design for free leg movement and reduced seat pressure. There’s still plenty of cushioning for longer rides, but it’s the best of both worlds between seat and saddles for high-speed road bike commuters. Get it here. 

Most Streamlined

SGODDE Comfortable Bike Seat 

Redistribute Pressure and Eliminate Pain. The cushioning of this 6.2 by 11 inch saddle comes from high density foam and fatty gel combined. It uses steel rail shock absorption with an anatomical center cutout for ventilation.

What We Liked: 

The PU leather seat is non-slip for those times you’re caught in the rain with no option but to pedal through. Plus, it has reflective patches on the sides and nose. Its streamlined design redistributes pressure from the back and sit bones, so you’ll experience comfortable all-around riding. Get it here.