Why are wide bike seats Bad?
A wider platform would interfere with pumping thighs. The back of the seat is just broad enough to support the pelvis and just padded enough to absorb impacts without adding weight.
What happens when your saddle is too wide?
When a saddle is too wide in the front, it can sink down over the withers. This takes the saddle out of balance by making the pommel lower than the cantle, which in turn carries more pressure over the front of the tree (at the withers/shoulders) than a saddle with a properly sized tree.
Is 155mm saddle too wide?
155mm is pretty wide for a road saddle and it’d be quite hard to find a wider one. I think it’s not about the norm, but more like better bike fitting process. People realized that it’s better to measure their sit bones and buy the proper saddle for themselves. If you are male, than 155mm should be wide enough.
How wide should my bike saddle be?
Your seat/sit bone width determines the ideal width of the saddle you should choose. … Saddle width is measured from edge to edge across the top of the saddle. Specialized, for example, recommend a 130 mm saddle width for narrow sit bones, 143 mm for medium, and 155 mm for wide sit bones.