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    Problem with Saddles and my junk ;)

    Hi folks,

    I've just started riding and I seem to have a rather embarrasing problem when riding.

    Because I am a very big buy (380lbs) my thighs rub together. The problem I am finding when riding is that my nuts seem to be getting squashed when riding.

    Would I be more comfortable going for a saddle with no nose at all or with one with a gap like the Alvios

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Rob View Post
    Hi folks,

    I've just started riding and I seem to have a rather embarrasing problem when riding.

    Because I am a very big buy (380lbs) my thighs rub together. The problem I am finding when riding is that my nuts seem to be getting squashed when riding.

    Would I be more comfortable going for a saddle with no nose at all or with one with a gap like the Alvios
    Look for a pair of bibs or, bike shorts and use suspenders. But these on and pull them as high as possible then pull you junk all the way forward and to the front.

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    And make sure the shorts are tight enough to support your junk and keep it above the nose of the saddle. The saddle nose is important for control of the bike.

    Look at Aerotech Designs, or Love2pedal for larger sizes of cycling shorts. If you aren't comfortable with the Lycra visible, you can always throw a pair of BBall shorts over the cycling shorts.
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    Try some of this:
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Rob View Post
    Hi folks,

    I've just started riding and I seem to have a rather embarrasing problem when riding.

    Because I am a very big buy (380lbs) my thighs rub together. The problem I am finding when riding is that my nuts seem to be getting squashed when riding.

    Would I be more comfortable going for a saddle with no nose at all or with one with a gap like the Alvios
    You wouldn't like a noseless saddle and a saddle with a cutout won't help. What you need are either cycling bibs/shorts or tight fitting undies that will keep your boys up and out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Try some of this:
    I think that would cause his junk to go into places it does not belong.

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    I have the same problem. I ride with bibs and pull my gear forward, but also a little to one side so that it misses the nose of the saddle. When I started last year I was visibly unsymmetrical on the bike, with one knee farther out than the other. Now that I'm a little leaner in the legs, you can't see the effect, but I still do and I still feel it. I'm hoping that this issue will be gone with the next 60lbs or so.

    Good luck!
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