Sit Bones and Why They are so Important
Sit Bones are the points of your pelvis that first make contact with the surface of your bicycle saddle when riding. These Sit Bones are surrounded by nerves that after prolonged contact with even a soft surface such as a padded saddle get agitated and cause discomfort and pain.
Getting your bicycle fitted to your personal anatomy is crucial in achieving optimal healthy riding. Finding the correct saddle that matched your sit bone distance is important but doesn't always eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by sitting for an extended period of time. This reason being, is that the saddle is stationary (static) and cannot change shape. Pump Shorts and Pump Bibs are (dynamic) meaning that after you adjust and locking them in place at your exact Sit Bone distance, you can inflate and deflate the pads giving relief to those nerves that surround the Sit Bones.