The right chair isn’t pretty much convenience; it will enhance bicycle control, minimize overuse accidents, and increase your watts.
Cyclists are suckers for tradition. We’re also suckers for looks. And we’re actually suckers for visual traditions, which is the reason why socks should strike the right height, why caps should loft just therefore, and just why, for many years, a lot of us accepted riding with numb junk because saddles were expected to look long and slim, just like the pro road racers perched upon them.
We realize better now—at least concerning the saddles. Seats are available in a large number of size and shapes to aid your body weight without crushing your undercarriage.