I figured it was time to get a properly fitted saddle for my Surly Cross-Check since I’m now spending a lot of time in my butt putting in lots of miles. So I went to our local Bike Barn and got fitted – which basically is just sitting on a memory foam cushion and then measuring the distance between the imprints of your sit bones.
I walked out of the store with a Specialized Avatar, a significantly different saddle than I’ve ever had on any bike.
Forgive the lowlight crappy photos.
But here are a few shots comparing the new, smaller, more narrow saddle as compared to my previous one:
It will definitely take some getting used to as it is much more narrower and definitely more firm than I am used to. But once my ass molds to it, I hope it makes long distance rides more comfy.