Looking for a new bike seat? There are a lot of different saddle brands to choose from. A comfortable or uncomfortable saddle can make all the difference in how many miles you ride or your enjoyment of cycling.
If you’re riding an uncomfortable saddle now, you don’t need to be. There are so many different design options out there that you can find something that works for you. Many bike shops and saddle brands have a “try before you buy” policy with sample seats or a return policy for saddles that aren’t comfortable. Use those opportunities and keep trying until you find the saddle that works for you.
Astute makes modern bike saddles. They use top materials such as carbon fiber and tri-density memory foam for added comfort.
The Bontrager saddles are known for their multi-purpose fit. Over 30 saddles are currently available for cyclists.
Abiding by classic British styles of manufacturing, this premium brand offers handmade saddles based on premium materials.
Contec makes affordable bike saddles. They are known for their high-density PU foam with gel insertions comfort.
Diamondback still offers some of the most affordable bike saddles. Most of them are made with extra cushioning.
The Stage 1 saddle is made by DMR. It is known for its shock-absorption construction.
Ergon offers saddles for all types of bikes. Their road bike saddles cover racing, sport and comfort designs.
Ergotect makes a limited range of comfortable saddles. At the moment, they don’t offer racing bike saddles.
With a unique method of gluing the cover and the padding to the base of the saddle, Fabric offers low weight designs for aggressive and endurance cycling.
Based on flexibility and riding style, the saddles are characterized as modern. Road, MTB and triathlon designs are availalbe.
With only 3 saddles, Genetic bike is known as a generalist brand, with one carbon saddle.
Popular in the time trial and triathlon categories, ISM saddles are made for performance. The brand also offers a growing comfort category of saddles.
All Joystick saddles are made using carbon materials. As a result, many of them are below the 200g weight mark.
Made with carbon-reinforced bases, the two saddles from Kontact are known for their endurance profile.
There are at least 9 saddles to choose from Liv. Their top Contact SLR saddle comes with carbon fiber rails and carbon composite base materials.
Madison makes a small number of entry-level saddles. At the moment, they come with no cutouts.
Meld saddles come with a carbon fiber shell and EVA foam padding for added comfort. There’s a 2-year warranty for each saddle.
With road, XC and enduro designs, the Slovakian company has innovated with its unique shock-absorption saddle design.
Nukeproof saddles are mainly made for mountain biking.
Outderdo bike saddles come with an affordable profile and they can be used for training purposes.
The affordable saddles from Planet Bike are known for their cushioned profile. They are recommended for keeping bruises away.
The manufacturer makes mens’, womens’ and unisex saddles. The Stealth saddle is a popular option due to its aggressive design with a wide pressure relief channel.
Road and triathlon saddles.
With a racing profile, Prologo saddles are mostly made using different types of foam. Performance and endurance categories are available for road bike saddles.
The Atlas and the Affect are the only saddles on offer from Raceface. Both of them use firm foam cushioning.
Reverse only make a small number of bike saddles. An interesting choice includes their titan-based saddle rail Fort Will Titan.
The manufacturer offers a range of performance saddles with minimum energy loss. There is a special range for those returning to cycling after a long absence as well.
Rivet is one of the few brands offering a classic-style saddle based on a composite resin frame.
The manufacturer offers a wide selection of road, gravel and MTV saddles. With or without cutouts, the saddles are made at the highest racing standards.
Scicon has now released its first bike saddle. It impresses with its top materials such as its durable braided carbon fiber rails.
With performance and female-friendly designs, SDG offers a large selection of saddles. Minimalistic designs are a staple of the manufacturer.
With daring designs for road or triathlon, the manufacturer is known for its professional designs. Some releases come with no cutouts while others offer disitnct cutouts on the entire length of the saddle.
Serfas makes multiple types of saddles. Most of them include dual density foam and gel for added comfort.
Soma offers classically-inspired bike saddles. Synthetic leather covers are used on most saddles.
The UK-based manufacturer is known for its budget-friendly saddles. Many of them use top-quality materials such as Australian leather.
Specialized offers a selection of short wide saddles as well as flat narrow designs made for longer rides. Many Specialized designs come with patented geometry.
The saddles from the manufacturer are made to meet various needs. From the upright city cycling designs to the aggressive stretched and triathlon cycling position, cyclists can customize their saddles as needed.
With performance and endurance saddles for both men and women, Terry has many multiple designs released every year. All of their performance saddles come with cutouts.
This high-end boutique brand is known for the comfortable and breathable Angel saddles series. The series uses the patented Y-Cut and ArcTech suspension desing.
The California-based company makes saddles with thin and thick padding. They also product high-quality women’ saddles with gel inserts.