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There's plenty of women specific saddles out there, Terry are the best, I've heard? Specialised and BBB also have a ladies range.
Don't just look at thick padding, the actual design of the shell is just as important.
Comfy grips? One answer IMO, for mountain or flatbar bikes. OURY. They're not really cheap at about $25 a pair but many MTB riders swear by them.
Happy trails to you and your lady
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A well padded saddle, particularly one with gel, will feel wonderful when you first sit on it. Unfortunately, that padding and usually the gel too, will compress and in a poorly designed saddle, what felt plush originally will feel painful later on.
So, buy a good quality saddle - ie spend the bucks.
Sit on it and try it before handing over the cash.
Take advice from a mature, female shop assistant, not a teenage male - they do NOT have a clue despite their own opinion of themselves (yes, this will involve a bit of shopping around).
Gel saddles feel wonderful but often disappoint. However, if your trips are short (eg half an hour), they can be a boon to a sore bottom. My girlfriend rides with a gel saddle, recommended by a lady rider, and she thinks it's wonderful. But, we never ride for terribly long.
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I recently found a shop that stocks different grades of padded knicks. Years of living in the bush left me with the idea that there was only one grade of knicks.
I have now been riding in these slightly more thickly padded knicks and the difference is very clear.
My advice is to buy as good a pair of riding knicks as you can find. Another advantage of knicks is that you can slide slightly on the saddle.
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