The comfort and fit of your saddle is crucial. Saddle choice is a very personal thing, but choosing one that isn’t right for you can lead to discomfort. There are multiple different types of saddle available, from racing perches with a flat profile to more budget-friendly options. Saddles for MTB and beginners may feature more padding, but extra padding does not necessarily mean more comfort. Some saddles are designed with a cut-out in the centre to relieve pressure and improve blood flow. Saddles can also be gender-specific to account for difference in male and female anatomy.