If you are having comfort problems with your bike saddle, this post about the Zacro Gel Seat Cover has a budget solution. I have a wonderful electric Haibike mountain bike which I totally love (see review here) except for one thing – the saddle. That’s the problem with entry level products, which my Haibike is: not all the components are quality items. In this case they cheaped out on the seat. That of course is where a great budget bike seat cover can help.
The Problems with Uncomfortable Saddles
Also, serious health issues can arise for both men and women due to incorrectly fitted saddles.
Obviously the best solution is a new, correctly fitted saddle, but that can be quite a large investment and not everyone has that much room in their budget.
I thought about getting a new saddle, but we are not close enough to any bike stores to try out a new saddle. Not only that, but they can be very expensive, and we are in that time of our lives when our income is shrinking. I knew that my best option was to find a budget bike seat cover. I decided to try the best-selling budget bike seat cover on Amazon.
A Budget Solution: the Zacro Gel Seat Cover
To solve this problem I found a Zacro Gel Seat Cover and I love it! The product is quite inexpensive at less than $30 and fits most seats. It measures 11 by 7 inches.
My butt would usually ache after five minutes of cycling and now I have no pain at all even riding longer distances. Best of all the product is lightweight and can be used on any bike. The seat cover is handy enough to take to the gym for use on your stationary or spin bike, or can be used if you are renting a bike.
This seat cover, as the name indicates, includes gel to protect your butt from bumpy bike rides. It will also protect you from discomfort when doing long rides on bike trainers.
Simple to Install Seat Cover
The Zacro Gel Seat Cover is easy to install. Simply place it over top of your existing saddle, and attach the Velcro fasteners. Then pull the strings at the back of the saddle cover until the seat cover is snugly in place and toggle the tightener. The Zacro Gel Seat Cover also ships with a fitted cover to protect your seat from the rain, or from dust while in storage.
This saddle seems to be comfy for both men and women. Joe usually complains about my saddle every time he borrows my bike (not enough to stop him from borrowing it, though). The last time he borrowed it, I asked him how he found the seat cover. He looked blank for a minute, then said: “I didn’t spend the ride thinking about my sore butt, so I guess it’s safe to say, it helped a lot!”
All in all, I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers from saddle soreness and does not have the budget for a high-end saddle.
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