Bike Saddle (Seat) Demo Program
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We have over 90 distinct models of road racing and
triathlon seats - RENT OR BUY YOURS TODAY!
New!  Saddle Pressure Analysis in the Lab:
See our
bike fitting page
for details

Believe it or not, your bike saddle can be CRITICAL TO YOUR CYCLING SUCCESS!
The saddle you choose is more than just a matter of comfort: with the majority of your weight on the saddle, it's also important to achieving balance and power.  If you are off-balance or uncomfortable on the saddle, your legs will start to push your buttocks around... hunting for a "better" position; and if your legs (or arms) are involved in balancing you on the seat, they cannot properly pedal the bike -- leading to fatigue, foot problems, cramping, etc.  And you've probably read about the health consequences of cutting off blood flow to your genitals, which can show up as numbness during cycling.

If you ride in aero (triathlon) position, the saddle is even MORE important.  To properly achieve an aerodynamic position, you must be able to tilt your pelvis forward, so you can reach the aerobars without strain.  In this position, your groin is pressed into the front (nose) of the saddle, making saddle fit critical -- especially in the front.  Without the right saddle, you will lose comfort, circulation, aerodynamics, and power.

DON'T ASSUME THAT DISCOMFORT OR PAIN ARE NECESSARY, NOBLE, OR INEVITABLE IN CYCLING!!  Although we all get a little saddle sore after 50-100 miles, you should not be fidgeting in your saddle every time you ride.  If you are -- SEE US FOR A NEW SADDLE!

Saddle comfort is very personal -- no two riders have the same shape of pelvis and buttocks.  Saddle recommendations from friends (or the internet) may be well-intentioned, but are rarely helpful.  Our new Gebiomized Saddle Mapping System can show pressure points and help you find the proper fitting saddle, but we still recommend riding any saddle for several rides before making your final decision.  It takes time (and mileage) to REALLY test a saddle.  That's why we have so many test saddles, and give you a full two weeks to decide.

Now available ONLINE! Visit our ONLINE STORE, select your saddles, and receive them by mail. Test them for two weeks, and get credit toward your purchase! See details and Saddle Selector below. Or call the Lab 1-855-760-1350 for help choosing saddles.

How Does it Work?

  • Stop into the Lab and pick out a saddle (or two or three). [Please call ahead so we can work with you by appointment].
  • Borrow any demo saddle for $15 each per week (up to two weeks). If you decide to purchase a saddle from us, we’ll credit your demo fees (up to $50) toward the purchase.
  • Not sure which saddle to borrow? Try any saddle on our GURU cycle, or bring your bike and try it on our Computrainer ($25/hr. fee).


  • Not local (VA/DC/MD)? No problem: call us (1-855-760-1350) to have one, two, or three demo(s) mailed to you anywhere in the continental U.S., or select from our ONLINE STORE.  Rent one saddle for two weeks: $35. Rent two saddles for two weeks: $55. Rent three saddles for two weeks: $75.  We pay shipping both ways. Then receive $20-55 credit toward your saddle purchase (maximum $70 credit for multiple rentals).
  • Need help choosing demos?  Call the Lab at 1-855-760-1350, or see our handy saddle selector below  ↓
  • Just looking to buy at a great price?  Visit our ONLINE STORE for our selection of Selle SMP, ISM-Adamo, Cobb, Terry, Selle Italia, Fizik, and Koobi saddles.

New Saddles in the LAB!   

German company SQ Lab takes a scientific approach and tests its saddles for pressure and comfort.  We now have their Ergowave Active 612 line in the lab, with a unique cushioning system that lets you choose your cushioning level on each saddle.  

We've added the entire IDmatch system from Selle Italia, whose saddles we've long admired.  Try their SLR saddles for light weight, Flite saddles for a little more cushioning, and women's-specific models.  Flow saddles have a cutout for great genital relief and prevention of numbness.

Selle Italia ID match

Cobb Cycling has been one of our favorites for years.  Now renamed "Speed and Comfort," they've added new road saddles (Tenace and San Remo) that are a little slimmer in the nose, but retain both a cutout and enough rear width for stability.  We think these new saddles will be hits!

Shimano's PRO line is looking awesome, with the new Stealth.  The Stealth takes cues from the Specialized Power, with light weight at an even lower price point.

VO2 cycling has entered the market with a revolutionary saddle shape.  For a unique experience guaranteed to relieve perineal pressure, numbness, and pain, try their Evolve.

SQ Lab Ergowave

German firm SQ Lab tests saddles for pressure and comfort.  SQ Ergowave Active saddles have a pressure-relief section; a deep center depression to prevent numbness; and a shock-absorber under the saddle, with three interchangeable (soft/ medium/firm) inserts.  Multipe widths (130, 140, 150, 160).   One of the most comfortable road/race saddles we have tested!

Bi-Saddle EXT

BiSADDLE - The geniuses at BiSaddle have come up with a solution for hard-to-fit butts: a FULLY ADJUSTABLE BIKE SADDLE!! The BiSaddle can be made wider or narrower, with separate front and rear adjustments; and inserts to change from flat to semi-round to rounded.  This saddle is a marvel, especially for triathletes looking for just the right nose width.  Now available in two lengths: SRT (very short) and EXT (long), as well as EXT-Sprint with slimmer mid-taper.  To make BiSaddle demos available, rentals are $5 extra; to test it with the full insert kit, a $100 deposit is required, which is refunded after we receive the saddle (and all parts) back.

Ergon SR Women's Pro
Ergon is another smart German company with the new SR Pro Women's (and men's) road saddle.  This saddle has already been a hit with females looking for just enough rear support, a generous central cutout, and plenty of leg freedom.

Gebiomized Stride saddle
The bike fit scientists at German company Gebiomized have created a new line of saddles based on their saddle pressure mapping system.  Using thousands of maps as a guide, they now have the Stride TT/Triathlon saddle, as well as Sleak and Area road saddles.  Stride has a split nose, but is narrower than ISM saddles: it allows complete freedom of motion and ideal aerobar posture.  The Sleak is a V-shaped road saddle, more traditional design with a strategic cut-out.  The Area is a T-shaped saddle: wider in the rear but still slim in front for leg clearance.

VO2 Evolve 2.2
VO2 Evolve - Very few saddles relieve central pressure, numbness, or blood supply compromise better than the new Evolve 2.2 series from VO2.  We are one of the first to offer VO2, which is a life-saver (or at least a genital-saver) for many triathletes and roadies.  Our demo saddle has 1" thick foam with medium-soft padding, but there are other models: 0.6" padding, firmer foam, softer foam, and the shorter/wider 2.1 model.  See their research here:
JCOB Delta 38 saddle
The experts at Speed and Comfort, led by John Cobb, have solved many saddle problems for both genders.  With their experience in road and triathlon racing and endurance, they have developed their latest masterpiece, the Delta 38.  This saddle retains all the great features of the 55-series (Type 5) saddle, but in a narrower profile with a 38mm nose.  Smooth sides and good padding make this a saddle for all types of riding!


Road bike saddles-2Tri bike saddles


Cobb/Jcob ("Speed and Comfort"):
- Carbon One (no pad; carbon rail)
- San Remo (SR Pro)
- Type T (Tenace)
- Randee ("Type R")
- Gen2
- Delta V (V-Flow)
- Plus (Delta P)
- Delta 38
- V-Flow Plus, V-Flow Plus2
- Delta-M (V-Flow Max)
- Type 5, Fifty-five JOF

ISM (Adamo):
- PN 1.0, 1.1, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0
- PL 1.0 (Breakaway)
- PR 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
- PS 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 (new "Road")

- 232T, 232K
- Fusion

- Evolve 2.1
- Evolve 2.2 (wider)

SQ Lab:
- Ergowave 612 Active 130mm
- Ergowave 612 Active 140mm
- Ergowave 612 Active 150mm

- SR Pro Women's (L)
- SR Pro Men's (S or L)

Ritchey: Pro Biomax

Infinty: no cover


Selle SMP:
- Dynamic (min. padding)
- Glider
- Stratos
- Drakon
- Lite 209
- Pro (wider)
- Plus (large)
- F 30 (flatter shape)
- T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 triath.
- Criterium (Kryt3)
- Well (padded), Well Gel
- Extra (thick padding)
- TRK (wide, thick pad)
- TRK (X-wide, thick pad)
- Hybrid (MTB/gravel)
- Martin (huge/leisure)

Selle Italia (IDMatch):
- SLR (S1), SLR Flow (S2)
- SLR Superflow (S3)
- SLR Boost Superflow (L3)
- SLR Superflow women's
- Flite (L1), Flite Flow (L2)
- Max Flite Gel Flow (L3)
- Diva Gel Flow (L3)
- Man Gel Flow (L3)
- Novus Boost Superflow 146 (L3)
- Novus Superflow Enurance (L3)
- SP-01 Superflow 142 (L3)

Profile Design:
- Tri Stryke (very narrow)

Bi-Saddle (adjustable)
- Shapeshifter SRT (short)
- Shapeshifter EXT (long)
- Shapeshifter EXT-sprint (slim)


- Stealth 142, 152
- Griffon 142

- Arione R1 or R3 Open
- Antares VS
- Aliante R3 Open
- Vento Argo R3 Open
- Mistica

Terry women's:
- FLX, Falcon X
- Damselfly
- Butterfly
- Butterfly Century
- Liberator X
- Liberator Race
- Cite X
- Corta racing

Terry Men's:
- Fly, Fly Century
- Falcon Y
- Liberator Race
- Liberator Y
- Cite Y

- Zero Pas
- Dimension Tri 143
- TGale Pas triathlon

Gebiomized (German):
- Sleak 135, 145
- Area 145, 155
- Stride soft TT/triathlon