For most road bikers, comfort is definitely a part of efficiency, as people often say, "Smooth is faster" unless you are a "copper wall and iron fart", or your cycling route is very smooth.
Some cyclists may feel that the comfort of the bicycle is not up to expectations, so they will choose to replace the endurance frame or the ultra-light climbing frame. This is of course a way to solve the problem from the root, In fact, there are some methods that do not need to be so troublesome or even cost a penny to improve comfort.
Tires are the first level of shock absorption. In fact, most of the shock absorption of road bikes is done by tires. Suitable tire settings can be used more than endurance frames, so we start with tires.
About 20 years ago, Specialized first introduced Body Geometry technology to make the cushions have different widths, the purpose of which is to ensure that the seat bones are properly supported to prevent numbness and general discomfort. Whether it is comfortable or not, try more to know! In addition to the width and shape, many riders find that the uncomfortable solution is only to have a groove in the middle of the cushion to relieve pressure. For example...
For friends who are always clamoring about "cycling butt pain", in addition to changing a comfortable cushion, the best way is to wear a pair of suitable cycling pants.
Generally speaking, cycling pants are tight-fitting, and a layer of sponge pad is sewn into the crotch. In addition to absorbing sweat and reducing wind resistance, it also reduces hip damage and improves cycling comfort.
The reason for reducing friction is that long-distance riding pants rubbing the skin for a long time will produce varying degrees of inflammation or other skin problems, and the material of riding pants can effectively reduce friction. If you wear underwear, the friction reducing effect of the cycling pants will be isolated, and it will not work. And the underwear is generally made of cotton, which has poor sweat wicking function, moisture + large friction, which is harmful to the human body!