SIZE DOES MATTER

STEFAN BÜHRER, Rides long dis­tances in the high Alps on his road bike

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Any­one who says size doesn’t matter, is wrong. Pe­riod. Well, at least when it’s about sad­dles. And I’m talk­ing sad­dles here. It’s the most im­por­tant con­tact point with my bike and there­fore it has to be good. The mix of com­fort, sup­port and weight has to be in per­fect bal­ance, oth­er­wise my ride turns into a night­mare. Luck­ily the Ech­e­lon puts back sad­dle-sore­ness to the an­cient his­tory by bring­ing a com­plete range of three sad­dle widths. Most cy­clists, in­clud­ing my­self, ride on a sad­dle that is too nar­row. Re­sult­ing in painful, un­com­fort­able rides. Choos­ing a slightly wider sad­dle means more sup­port to my sit­bones and there­fore more com­fort for a longer pe­riod. Re­sult­ing in the end, in more com­fort on longer rides. Now, who said size doesn’t matter?

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