What is a gravel-specific bike saddle and do you need one?

What makes a saddle good for gravel riding and should you consider one? We asked bike fit professionals to find out

North American Editor Anne-Marije Rook gets dusty on a gravel ride
(Image credit: Argonaut Cycles)

Gravel bikes are more popular than ever. In 2022, gravel bike sales shot up 109% from 2021, and popular gravel races like Unbound Gravel saw an increase of 1,400 registrants in the same period. 

There’s no denying it: gravel is continuing to take the cycling world by storm. 

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Kristin Jenny
Freelance Contributor

Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.