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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-01-08, 05:04 PM   #1
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Numbness, ahem...

Hey all, I'm 6'3" 260 and have recently started cycling to get back in shape. The goal is 215 before my wife delivers our first kid in October. I'm riding a Surly Steamroller fixed gear, and really like it. The challenge that I'm having is a bit personal, but I figured this would be a good place to start.

I guess I'll just come out and say it, after riding for 7-10 miles, my "manhood" is numb for a bit. I've never had this problem on my mountain bike, but I was slimmer then too. I'm guessing the saddle is the culprit because the darn thing is super small, and super hard. I was looking at the Specialized saddles to swap out, but what say you????
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Old 07-01-08, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hi,
big guys have big hips. Saddles made for regular size guys are short and not as wide.

I've only found one that works for me.
Titanico LD - Second Skin Watershed Leather

http://www.mcmwin.com/saddle%20shop%20new.htm
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First, get your sit bones measured for the proper width saddle. Then replace the saddle. Specialized has a great tool for this, called, and I kid you not,the Ass-O-Meter.

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Hey all, I'm 6'3" 260 and have recently started cycling to get back in shape. The goal is 215 before my wife delivers our first kid in October. I'm riding a Surly Steamroller fixed gear, and really like it. The challenge that I'm having is a bit personal, but I figured this would be a good place to start.

I guess I'll just come out and say it, after riding for 7-10 miles, my "manhood" is numb for a bit. I've never had this problem on my mountain bike, but I was slimmer then too. I'm guessing the saddle is the culprit because the darn thing is super small, and super hard. I was looking at the Specialized saddles to swap out, but what say you????
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