Would you like to help DirtBaggies grow and score some free swag worth over $150? Just help us open an account at your local bike shop and we’ll show our thanks by sending you a DirtBaggies Bib-Liner.
We're working to build a small network of great dealers so that folk can touch and feel the DirtBaggies goodness at their LBS, try some on for size before making the commitment and save on shipping.
We’re kinda the new kid in school though, so without visiting every bike shop in the land it’s hard to tell great dealers from so-so dealers. We want to open a small number of dealer accounts with great local bike shops to help us keep growing.
All you have to do is tell your local bike shop about DirtBaggies and have them get in touch at info@DirtBaggies.com. Once they open an account with your name (and email address) as the referrer, we’ll contact you to get your size and the send you a free Bib-Liner. Easy peasy.
Thanks for supporting us- we couldn't do it without you!
I have a pretty extensive collection of saddles, amassed over the years in a quest for the optimal balance of comfort; toughness; lightweight; how easily the saddle shape allows mounting/dismounting, sliding off the back and generally adjusting body position without snagging my shorts; firmness; width; visual appeal, covering design (I hate exposed stitching that can chafe), the presence or absence of a perineal groove and countless other nuances.
I justify keeping this collection by telling myself that I need to test different saddles to ensure that the chamois pad and it's position in the DirtBaggies bib-liners is perfect. The thing is, since we've started using the thick, 5+ hour Endurance2 chamois pad, I've found that the saddle is no longer my main determinant for undercarriage comfort - basically most saddles are more comfortable with this pad, so I'm able to make my saddle choice with a focus on minimalism that allows me to move about better over the bike.
Because so much more comfort is bestowed by the chamois, the criteria I now use when selecting a saddle are "<strike>comfort</strike>, toughness, lightweight, how easily the saddle shape allows mounting/dismounting, sliding off the back and generally adjusting body position without snagging my shorts), firmness, width, presence of a groove and style ", basically it seems I now find most any saddle comfortable.
A more minimal saddle, with great padding attached to (and moving with) your butt is preferable in many ways to riding on big fat lump of jelly.