A saddle used to be just a saddle. That is certainly not the case anymore. They are now more ergonomically designed using new plastics and padding materials for more comfort, less aches and pains and reducing the effect on soft tissue pressure points. Long cycle rides are now less stressful on the bottom. A great innovation for the serious rider. Now available in different designs and sizes it is possible to find the right one that suits you and your body shape. Most have a universal design to fit on any seat post. With the right saddle and safety equipment, helmet, lights etc your riding should be more of a pleasurable experience.
Our reviews of the best gel bike saddles to buy in 2015:
#5 – Sunlite Cloud-9, Bicycle Suspension Cruiser Saddle, Cruiser Gel Sofa, Black
The Sunlite Cloud 9 gel saddle in black has been designed with comfort in mind. It’s gel foam, dual density padding is extremely comfortable. Along with the coil spring suspension it is no longer painful navigating a bumpy surface, glide with ease while the suspension removes the hard work and stress to your body. Measuring 10 ½ inches by 10 ½ inches it has a universal design to fit on any seat post.
#4 – Cloud-9 Comfort Gel Saddle Ladies’, 10″ x 8″
This seat has specifically been designed for the ladies. Uncomfortable pressure is relieved by it’s anatomical design and by using a dual density gel foam padding. You are also supported by an Elastomer Coil Suspension for a smoother ride on bumpy surfaces. Less trauma is caused to the body. Designed to fit on any seat post this saddle measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
#3 – Planet Bike 5020 Men’s ARS Standard Anatomic Relief Saddle with Gel
This saddle has been cleverly designed for anatomic relief whilst riding for men. You will be comfortable for hours on this saddle with sit-bone gel pads and a full length recess alleviating the pressure points and more forgiving of the man’s anatomy. It’s flex base and super soft padding will provide cushioning when going over bumps. The cover is abrasion resistant and soft. Measuring 10 ½ inches by 6 ½ inches.
#2 – Planet Bike Men’s A.R.S. Anatomic Relief Bicycle Saddle
Designed for men, this anatomically designed saddle will give great relief to the soft tissue pressure points whilst riding, especially on a bumpy road’s and tracks. Because of the cleverly designed sit-bone gel pads, flex base and padding that is super soft you are guaranteed a more comfortable and smooth ride. The cover is suede, very durable and weatherproof. It has a clip on design. Measuring 10 ½ inches in length and 6 ½ inches wide.
#1 – Sunlite Cloud-9 Bicycle Suspension Cruiser Saddle, Cruiser Gel, Tri-color Black
The Sunlite Cloud 9 gel saddle in tricolour has been designed for extreme comfort especially when riding bumpy roads. It’s gel foam, dual density padding along with the coil spring suspension ensures for a smooth ride with less soft tissue fatigue. Measuring 10 ½ inches by 10 ½ inches it is universally designed to fit on any seat post. An excellent saddle at this price point.