I did a search or two and while it is mentioned, there really isn't any talk of how to measure the width between one's sit bones. Does anyone have any input, as ridiculous or awkward as it may be?
I just got a road bike, and while I don't want this to become another thread about numbness, discomfort, what do I do, what saddle, etc., I've taken 2 short rides and this saddle is pretty uncomfortable, though I'm not ruling out position and adjustment just yet. I did my own quick and dirty measurement and if this is correct, this saddle may not work for me. I felt around while sitting and found the 2 most prominent points in my butt (ischial tuberosities; aka "sit bones") and measured them twice. My distance is between 100 and 120 mm. Then I measured the widest part of my seat and it is 125 mm, and that includes the wings that taper off. I would say 80 mm is the flat "base" of the saddle.
It doesn't seem right that this saddle is able to press so hard into my soft tissue, but I'm also new to road riding. I have a couple mtn. bikes with saddles that are 145 mm wide and I have no comfort issues at all. If my crude measuring is close to being right, maybe I'll take a look into the Specialized BG saddles.