Why do we feel saddle discomfort?
Saddle pain is mainly related to compression of nerves and arteries, but it may also appear in the form of wear. Discomfort such as acute pain, numbness and tingling occurs. If you encounter any of the above, it means that your saddle is putting too much pressure on the sensitive nerves and arteries on the pubic bone. The pressure here reduces blood flow and hinders the delivery of oxygen to the tissues, which may lead to wider medical problems. Generally, because women's lower pubic angle is wider and more pubic bone is exposed, the female perineum is more susceptible to direct pressure.
Researchers in the United States and Italy have found that the longer men cycling, the greater the risk of impotence and loss of libido. Austrian scientists conducted a survey of high-intensity cyclists and found that about 5 percent of them suffer from moderate and severe impotence. FRANK SOMMER, a professor at the University of Cologne, believes that no saddle can completely avoid the inhibition of blood circulation. If the blood flow is inhibited by more than 50% after 2 hours of continuous cycling, it will be more harmful to the human body. If the inhibition is controlled to within 10%, it will not cause harm to the human body.
Eliminate saddle discomfort through a more suitable body posture and a more suitable saddle. Choosing a suitable saddle that reduces compression is essential. But how to choose a saddle that suits you? We recommend considering the following 4 dimensions