You asked: Why are mountain bike saddles so hard?

Why are MTB saddles so uncomfortable?

If you are a new mountain biker then the biggest reason you feel pain while in your bike seat is because you are not conditioned for your bike seat. Your glute muscles are not tough because you have not ridden a lot. … If you are still experiencing pain and discomfort, then it is time to test out different seats.

Why do my sit bones hurt when cycling?

Improper fit on your bike could be the main reason for your saddle discomfort. If your saddle is too high, too low, too far forward, too far back, not level, or if you are reaching too far to your handlebars, you could be experiencing pain as a result.

Why does my bike seat hurt so bad?

If your seat is too high or too low, your legs won’t properly support your weight on the pedals, and the seat will step in to make up the difference. This means extra pressure where it hurts. Also, if you are sitting too far forward or too far back, the angle at which your body connects with the seat will be awkward.

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