Why did I choose to present you the 10 best MTB saddles of the moment?
Because I took my mountain bike this summer to go on a long ride and guess what :
After this mishap, I started looking for a new MTB saddle. After wasting $10 on a gel saddle that didn’t hold well, I finally replaced the original bike model by purchasing a new saddle for my MTB. I chose this TRK saddle (check on Amazon) .
So on a bike, the saddle is not a gadget, it is an essential element that must be taken into account carefully.
What will you learn?
- Top 10 Best MTB Saddles
- 1. IPSXP – a mountain bike saddle silicone gel
- 2. OUTERDO – an ergonomic bicycle saddle that prevents perineal pain
- 3. Italia Man gel Flow MTB saddle – a simple and elegant MTB saddle
- 4. SGODDE gel MTB saddle – a simple and stylish MTB saddle
- 5. YOUNGDO double springs – a shock absorber MTB saddle
- 6. TentHome – a stylish and comfortable brown leather bicycle saddle
- 7. Selle Royal Respiro Athletic – a comfortable long distance MTB saddle
- 8. Shockproof Design MTB saddle – a wide saddle
- 9. MTB Saddle SMP – a comfortable mountain bike seat
- 10. TRK Gel SMP – a comfortable long distance saddle
- 11. Sellotto Freccia – a MTB saddle for prostate problems
- Which MTB saddle to choose and how to choose your MTB saddle?
- Lightweight Carbon MTB Saddle
Top 10 Best MTB Saddles
Here is the ranking of the best MTB saddles I made during my research. Some models are less comfortable and cheap but overall they are all better than the ones (saddles) you already have. It’s up to you to see which design best matches your bike.
1. IPSXP – a mountain bike saddle silicone gel
mtb saddle also exists in red
- Your Best Bike Seat for Longer Rides - IPSXP bike saddle has an optimum profile that offers reasonable soft cushion at the sit bones for comfort and sufficiently long nose to allow free movement of thighs.
- Shock Absorber Bicycle Seat For Men: Ergonomical designed seat with highly resilient polyurethane foam, has excellent shockproof to eliminate sit bone pain thoughout long time cycling. Support you to ride longer have a more enjoyable experience.
- More Breathable - our bike saddle with hollow design Center cutout offers automatic relief and ventilation, helps relief the pressure points in your sensitive areas, and providing airflow and comfort during long rides.
- Universal Replacement– rail system and mounting clamp allows easy installation on almost all standard seat posts. It is a perfect bicycle saddle replacement for mountain bike, road bike, kids bike, mini bike, etc.
- WHAT YOU GET: 1× Bicycle seat,1×Bike Seat Mount,1×Waterproof Cover,2×Reflective Bands,2×Mounting Tools,1×User Manual
Its dimensions are compact and it is of course adaptable to all types of mountain bike.
It is available in 6 color variations. it’s great!
It’s a good, comfortable and very satisfying gel MTB saddle for a first price.
2. OUTERDO – an ergonomic bicycle saddle that prevents perineal pain
4 other colors
- HOLLOW DESIGN: Center cutout offers anatomic relief and ventilation, this bike seat relieving pressure on the perineum and providing airflow and comfort during long rides.
- ERGONOMIC DESIGN: This bike saddle is ergonomically designed to be good for your cycling, Perform at your fullest potential on a saddle that can match your strongest outputs. And it has excellent shockproof and maximum firmness.
- COMFORTABLE & BREATHABLE: The foam padding provides ultra comfort and saves you from cycling pain. And the hollow-out design can Reduce the material in the middle of the saddle, make it lighter and breathable.
- EASY INSTALLATION & SUITABLE FOR MANY BIKE: The bike seat is very easy installation and suitable for all kinds of bike. The size of it is 10.5''x5.9'' and the weight is 330g, the narrower seat can increase your speed and relieves pressure on sensitive...
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If there any issue about this product, please feel free to contact us first, we will resolve this or refund for you. Please confirm this bike seat cushion can fit your requirement before ordering.
It has a classic saddle and weighs 330g, available in 5 color variations.
This ergonomic bicycle saddle is interesting because it is designed to avoid the perineal pain that can sometimes occur with certain saddles and its silicone gel guarantees good overall comfort.
Its users are satisfied with it.
It is exactly the same saddle as the IPSXP but under the Outerdo brand. Only the colors are different and the price.
3. Italia Man gel Flow MTB saddle – a simple and elegant MTB saddle
- Bicycle saddles belonging to the Sportouring line of the Selle Italia brand, suitable for anyone seeking comfort, design and resistance of materials. Main requirements for everyday pedaling.
- Padding: the combination of gel and a perforated full-grain leather cover make this saddle light, breathable and water-resistant
- Technology: Shock Absorber system, an absorption system between body and frame that eliminates road vibrations, ensuring high seating comfort
- Anatomical shape: its wide seat with a flat shape and the anatomical Flow cut make this saddle suitable for cyclists who need more space for their seat
- Structure: the tubular bars in a Cromoly and Manganese alloy make the rails light and flexible, which easily adapt to any type of bike
This ITALIA MTB saddle weights nearly 315g is robust and comfortable, taking up the standards of racing models.
This saddle is comfortable on the road but if you want to get off the beaten track you might find it hard. After the saddles Italia have their aficionados, it’s up to you.
4. SGODDE gel MTB saddle – a simple and stylish MTB saddle
- 【Premium Material & Free Seat Clamp】: Come with 7/8" Inside diameter seat clamp for standard rail saddles; SGODDE bike seats are made of high quality foam and artificial fatty gel padding , non-slip waterproof PU leat...
- 【Ergonomic Shape】:Streamlined and narrow front sides design allows the thighs to move freely while riding, to prevent friction inside the thighs.A deep center cutout can help you avoid prostate pressure problems and enhances breathability to provide...
- 【Shock Absorber & Reflective Stripe】Double stainless-steel rails and highly resistant shell under the bike saddle provides strong shock absorption effect and better protection.Reflective Stripe can reflect surrounding lights to protect night rider.
- 【Easy Installation & Common Size】: 6.2''Wx11''L ,weight about 1 pound (451g).It’s upgrated design fit for Any Standard Bike, Perfect bicycle saddle replacement for mountain bike, bmx bikes, road bike, kids bike, mini bike, electric bike, stationary...
- 【1 Year Warranty】: Anti-scratch and wear-resistant materail will outlast years of wear and tear. If you are not satisfied with this. Contact us, we are committed to 100% satisfaction for each buyer.
This SGODDE MTB saddle with gel, weights nearly 451g is a small price for a correct comfort.
This saddle comes as a bonus with a saddle cover to protect it from the rain. It’s good value for money for small budgets for occasional outings.
5. YOUNGDO double springs – a shock absorber MTB saddle
- 🚴♂【𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡-𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐆𝐞𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐚𝐦,𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐞𝐚𝐫-𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭】Wear-resistant PU leather surface, scratch-resistant, non-slip,feel...
- 🚴♂【𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 & 𝐃𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐀𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥】The two rubber balls placed beneath the bicycle seat ensure absorbing...
- 🚴♂【𝐄𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 & 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐛 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧】Bike seat front sides narrow design allows thighs moving freely in riding, won't rub thigh. Extra...
- 🚴♂【𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥】Bicycle seat has a universal fit system which makes it easy to install on almost any type of bicycle.Suitable for most...
- 🚴♂【𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐲】It comes with allen key,wrench,waterproof rain cover.Use the protective cover to keep your seat in good shape during the time you are not using your bike.Provide 12 months warranty,return or replacement...
This comfortable foam MTB saddle will satisfy tall users and weights 500g.
As always with yOUNGDO, the ergonomics take into account the weak points of our anatomy and the spring damping is as effective as on a gel saddle.
The reflective headband on the back will keep you safe and late in the day. Bonus: there is a rain cover.
Its users recommend this shock absorber saddle .
6. TentHome – a stylish and comfortable brown leather bicycle saddle
- Material: PU leather, high quality.
- Dimensions: 10.94 inches L x 6.26 inches W / 27.8 x 15.9 cm.
- Hollow design: the medium-hollow design reduces the resistance of the bike and ensures maximum comfort. It is useful to release air/sweat and release pressure and ensure ventilation.
- The comfortable appearance and profiling with an ergonomic principle gives you a whole new driving experience. The bike saddle helps you focus on the bike without pain.
- Suspension bow and shockproof and steel arc are strong and firm. They make it smooth and reduce dents.
Despite the clean line of this brown leather bike saddle reminiscent of racing saddles, this saddle is lightly padded to adapt to mountain biking and its brown leather gives it a vintage charm that some appreciate.
Size: 27.8 x 15.9 for 400 g
Its users are happy with it and recommend it.
7. Selle Royal Respiro Athletic – a comfortable long distance MTB saddle
- Measures 256 mm length by 227 mm width
- Manganese rails reduce weight compared to normal saddle rails
- Ventilation channel: relieves pressure on the area system while reducing uncomfortable perspiration
- A patented clip system positioned at the rear of the saddle for easy attachment of a light or saddle bag
Another comfortable silicone gel long distance MTB saddle that seems to deliver on its promises and satisfies its users.
Designed for mountain biking, it has a coating that provides good support and its comfort allows you to go off-road in good conditions.
8. Shockproof Design MTB saddle – a wide saddle
Its atypical design may surprise but its users have adopted it.
The absence of a saddle “nose” removes the pressure on the nerve areas and frees the blood circulation .
This wide saddle is covered with high density shockproof foam which guarantees real comfort even on stones.
To get the most out of it, you have to forget what you thought you knew about saddles and adapt to their lack of a “nose”, but the gain in comfort is real and the drawbacks of conventional saddles are quickly forgotten. It could be one of the best MTB saddles but you have to get used to the noseless end .
9. MTB Saddle SMP – a comfortable mountain bike seat
5 other colors
- Durable svt (smp vacuum tech) synthetic cover
- Soft polyurethane padding for added comfort
- Nylon 12 filled with carbon fiber shell with anatomic central cutout design for pressure-relief
- Steel rails compatible with most seat posts
- Dimensions/weight: 275 x 140 mm (lxw)/395 grams
Its characteristics are 454 g and its comfort is not questioned in the context of mountain biking.
It is available in 6 colors .
Most of the users are satisfied with it even if it does not seem to suit everyone but it is the recurring problem with these accessories, not everyone has the same anatomy.
10. TRK Gel SMP – a comfortable long distance saddle
- For trekking, city, touring and rail helps great resistance to stress and vibration absorption capacity
- Weight : 485g Dimensions : 6.5 x 17.5 x 26 cm
- Padding : Soft Polyurethane + GEL
- Body : co-polymer polyurethane
- Cover : SVT, Frame : steel
This men’s gel bicycle saddle is unanimous among its happy owners for both its comfort and its ergonomics.
We regret its weight of 499g which is not a problem at all for amateur use but which is a bit heavy to consider for competition.
In all cases, whether for long distance mountain biking or cross country mountain biking , it will give satisfaction.
This is the men’s MTB saddle that we recommend for long distances.
The TRK MTB saddle also comes with a women’s version :
- For trekking, city, touring
- Weight : 500g Dimensions : 272 x 177mm
- Padding : Soft Polyurethane + GEL
- Body : co-polymer polyurethane
- Cover : SVT, Frame : steel
This is a real progress because the saddles are essentially unisex with a strong male tendency and we sometimes forget that the female and male anatomy differs, This female MTB saddle is ideal for solving all the problems related to friction, compressions and overheating for give Madame the comfort she deserves.
11. Sellotto Freccia – a MTB saddle for prostate problems
- ISM saddles are engineered to ensure health, comfort, and performance for all types of cyclists
- Recommended by therapists and physiotherapists prologues, doctors, and specialist
Its price and aesthetics immediately tell us that this MTB saddle is not like the others and indeed it is not. Designed to prevent prostate problems, numbness , prostatitis and urinary sphincter disorders.
This MTB prostate saddle is recommended by urologists.
It has a two years warranty and benefits from a design taking into account comfort and health. The saddle is optimized with 2 rails, foam and gel and finds its place for medium duration outings. Possibility of triathlon or mountain biking even if there are no ideal MTB saddles strictly speaking for the prostate. Just adaptations.
Which MTB saddle to choose and how to choose your MTB saddle?
I would like to tell you which one to choose, but the answer may suit some readers and others not.
Each cyclist has their preferences and sensitivities , essentially dictated by their morphology and technique.
As you could see in this comparison of the best MTB saddles, first price saddles give complete satisfaction while other people have chosen a top of the range saddle 10 times more expensive!
Because any athlete will tell you: comfort is an essential element of good sports practice . Comfort does not only allow you to maintain a good posture in order to take care of the back and the joints, it has a direct effect on performance. And above all, it acts on pleasure and allows you to practice your favorite sport so that it is and remains enjoyable.
In any case, if I have a piece of advice to give you is never to look at the price (even the most expensive are affordable), the saddle is an essential part of the bike and the best is the one you will choose. You need a comfortable MTB saddle for long distances, with springs if you go on stony paths, a saddle in the color of your bike, a top of the range if you want to be sure to have the best … is the only element that should motivate your purchase.
I chose halfway between design, comfort, color and price. So I chose the TRK . She is beyond my expectations 🙂
Lightweight Carbon MTB Saddle
Update: I add the Carbon MTB saddles on demand.
Indeed, I did not initially choose a carbon saddle model because they are not intended to be comfortable but rather to be a light mountain bike saddle and sought after especially for racing bikes.
Prices range from 12 to 40 dollars, they are aesthetically very different and some models are for mountain biking. I would recommend the RXL SL carbon saddle, which is still comfortable in addition to being light and which exists in nearly 10 colors and designs.