Mountain Biking - What type of saddle do you use?
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My road bike has a razor edge saddle and that's what it darned well feels like. I've seen some alternative saddles that have a kind of slot in the front, which is where your dick would presumably reside? I think the idea is to provide some protection for your 'tackle'. Has anyone tried these saddles? Everytime I go for a long ride on my road bike, my dick feels it acutely! Maybe a full susser will give me the relief I desperate need?
I use a selle italia cross country XtC.
It has a slot in the middle and is very comfortable.
Trouble is that saddles are a personal thing and what might suit
me might not suit you.
Seaching for a comfortable saddle can be like searching for the holy grale,there must be loads of cyclists with discarded saddles
Good luck in your search.
:beer: Oh ,and you could always try a recumbent.
I have the Specialized Body Geometry on one of my bikes. Bought it when it first came out. I wasn't getting numb nuts, but figured it was cheap insurance, all things considered. Funny thing is, I don't find it very comfortable compared to other seats I've had. It's too wide in the back. Since I didn't have any problems to begin with, seems kind of like a waste of money.
The seat I like the best, and which is one the bike I ride the most, is the Selle Italia Flite Ti. Very comfortable. Narrow, no cut outs. Highly recommended.
If you want one with cut outs, I would recommend the WTB's seats w/ the drop nose.
I'd add this: When road riding, try to stand occasionally. Give the jewels some air to breath and room to hang once in a while! It will help.
07-18-02, 08:53 PM
you could try a koobi saddle. www.koobi.com i love my SI
I use a Velo Cross bow and a SDG Ventura Comp. I have no problems with either. Of course riding as long as I have, callouses have been built up. Also I find the non constraining lycra shorts give the "vitals" moving room.
07-19-02, 10:00 AM
The only time I've encounter "numb nuts" while riding, other than idiot drivers, is when I had my bike mounted in a trainer w/o a block for the front tire. Apparently this forced me to ride w/ too much weight forward and after 45 mins, I was numb!
Here's a tip:
Make sure your seat is comletely level. This will help distribute the weight better to your "sit" bones and should relieve the pressure on "Da Boys".
With your bike on level ground place a thin hardback book on top of your saddle. Place a level (bullet level or carpenter's small level) on top of the book. Adjust the angle till it level or as close to level as possible.
BTW, I use whatever saddle comes on my bikes. I'm able to get used to most saddles after a couple short rides.
If a level saddle doesn't help, then I would invest in some of the cut-away types.
i ride a bontrager with team GT embroidered. its lightweight and small, but it's not that comfortable. but since i dont do a lot of hard core riding my nuts are fine. at times they feel squished but then i just stand up for a little bit and ride standing.
07-19-02, 06:14 PM
I picked up a coda, or a sele san marco... well any way it was $10 in the bargain bin...
its no so cushy though, but as others have said, stand up once in a while...
07-24-02, 03:04 AM
I got a free Specialized Body Geometry from my LBS with the bike. it was some sale that they had going on at the time. I like the feel of it. I think that it is a bit hard some times but i must say that it has saved my a$$ when I hit some big stuff.
07-24-02, 07:59 AM
I bought the fat saddle with springs like those girl bikes. They are very comfortable!
I ride a Tune Seedneedle bought from Germany, superlight at only 109g!
Who remembers those old Brooks saddles, made of leather with decent springs underneath them? It took ages to wear it in, and (to quote a spoonerism) they were idle for Betty Swollocks!
They took a good while to shape itself to your butt but once it did, it was a perfect fit.
I have Turbomatic on my roadbike and mtb and a Brooks B17 narrow on my hybrid/touring bike.
I like my Body Geometry. nuff said
07-25-02, 03:03 AM
I've been using a Selle Italia XO for a couple of months and like it - slim but a little wider than my old Nitrox, and just a hint of padding. No numbness problems so far.
07-25-02, 11:42 AM
I would highly reccomend any Terry saddle specifically the Liberator, another nice seat would be the WTB Laser.
Keep in mind I'm a girl, but thats what a couple of my guy buddies use to race/commute/ride and reccomend.
Hope you find something that works
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