Understanding the long term value of your investment is important.
Cost Per Ride Ratio Formula:
Total cost of the Saddle / estimated number of days you’ll Ride in Saddle = the Cost Per Ride
One Year Breakdown:
For example, if you spend $3000 on a well fitting Saddle
Ride in the Saddle: 4 times per week computes to 208 rides per year (4 x52 weeks)
Dividing the initial investment of $3000 into the 208 rides per year = $14.42 Per Ride
Two Year Breakdown:
Ride in Saddle: 4 times per week computes 208 per year
x 2 year period: 416 ride per term = $7.21 Per Ride
Value, not low prices should be your focus when selecting a properly fitted saddle. Remember a bargain is only a bargain if you actually wear it.
Additional Examples for Three Year Breakdowns
$4000 Saddle/(624 rides)= $6.41 per ride $5000. Saddle/(624 rides)= $8.01 per ride